Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. Wikipedia
The Jal Mahal is 4km to the north of Jaipur and is located on the main Amer-Jaipur road. Most visitors to the Jal Mahal combine the visit with the Amer fort as both attractions are on the same side of Jaipur. A typical visit to the Jal Mahal will be less than 30 minutes, enough time to take some photos.
The ideal time to visit the Jal Mahal is in October when the weather is the most pleasant.
Spend at least 45 minutes if you want to see quickly or if you are interested in enjoying yourself then give at least 2 -3 hours of your time.
Open and Closing Time
The Jal Mahal is open for visiting from 9.00 AM in the morning to 5.00 PM in the evening.
Indian National: Rs. 10/-
Foreign Visitor: Rs. 50/-
Camera Fees: R. 25/-
Near By Attraction
Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple
Ganesh Pol Gateway
Kanak Vrindavan Gardens
Hotels available nearby Jal Mahal
The distance between Jaipur Railway Station and Jal Mahal is 3.7 miles or 3.2 nautical miles
The distance between Jaipur Bus Stand and Jal Mahal is 5.6 miles or 4.9 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about the Jal Mahal
Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. This low-rise symmetrical palace, that once was a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, appears to float in the center of Sagar Lake.
The best part about the Jal Mahal is the Chowpatty, street food market. On your way back from Amer when hunger engulfs you, eating the aloo tikki chat while looking at the colorful Jal Mahal will fill your stomach and the soul.
The Jal Mahal is around 5 KM from the center of Jaipur city.
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