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Jal Mahal


Jal means water in the Indian language Hindi and Mahal, a palace. The Jal Mahal is a splendid palace built at the center of the Man Sagar Lake. The palace stands glittering with five floors, four of which remain under water.


Maharaja Madho Singh I build the Jal Mahal to serve as a lodge for his duck hunting parties. The Mahal is a proof to the bond that was established between the Rajput’s and Mughal Empire. The architecture of the palace has the affinity of both types of construction. Many generations of Maharajas upgraded the beauty of the palace. As an example, Maharaja Jai Singh II added to the beauty of the palace by making gardens to make the Jal Mahal more picturesque. After generations of creativity, we at the present-day have the magnificence of the “water palace.”

Full Address

Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002


Type of Place

  • Historical
  • Picnic Spot
  • Romantic

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Jaipur International Airport
  • Merta Road Railway Station

Important Information

  • Entry inside the Mahal is now restricted.


  • The architecture of the Mahal is very wonderful, and the placement adds the charm to it. The surrounding of the Mahal which is covered by the lake has a delightful look, and environment and the very Large number of birds adds beauty to the lake.

Things to Buy

  • If you want to shop don't miss some trendy markets: Badi Chaupar: Adjacent to the famous Hawa Mahal is Badi Chaupar, a square crossing that is probably the most crowded location in Jaipur. The shops near Badi Chaupar are dominant attractions for the tourists.

Things to Eat

  • The best part about the Jal Mahal is the Chowpatty, street food market, eating the aloo tikki chat while looking at the colorful Jal Mahal will fill your stomach and the soul. The spicy keema Baati, Traditional Rajasthani sweets are available, The iconic Rajasthani thali, Dahi Vadas, kachoris, chaat, and samosas are extremely popular.

Things to enjoy

  • You can spend some time by walking nearby the lake especially either in morning or evening this will make you fully refresh and pleased. You can capture some memorable and rare moments near the lake.