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Jal Mahal, Jaipur in Jaipur

Summer: March-May (25°C - 47°C)

Winter: December-February (4°C - 30°C)

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit: 

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  35
Children:  20
Cameras:  50
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  150
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  50
Video Camera:  N/A
Adhering to the royal splendour written all over Jaipur, Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is the most eye-pleasing sight in the city. The fact that it was only recently opened to general public after extensive restoration is no less than dream-come-true for many. Built in the early 18th century in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, the palace has a red sandstone construction that has undergone restoration numerous times. The lake and the palace are surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills on three sides. Their slopes adorned with forts, palaces and temples add remarkable backdrop to the palace.
Jal Mahal is a 5 storey building, out of which 4 stay submerged in the lake water. Rectangular and octagonal cenotaphs, semi-octagonal towers mounted by stylish cupolas and elegant interiors bless the palace with unbeatable magnificence. The most striking feature is the terraced garden, called Chameli Bagh, which offers commanding views of the vicinity and can completely relax one’s mind, body and soul. Fragrant flowering plants and trees at the four quadrants of the garden need a special mention.
Painted Pleasures is an exhibition at the palace which displays mesmerizing murals, royal perfumes and many other collections. Birdwatchers can have galls time exploring numerous species of local and migratory birds like common moorhen, white-browed wagtails and grey heron among others.


Road: Amer Road which connects Jaipur with the neighbouring city of Amer can be used to approach Man Sagar Lake. The palace standing in the middle of the lake can be accessed in beautiful royal boats that promise a fabulous trip over the calm lake water.

Railway: The popular railway station of Jaipur, which is connected to major railheads in India, is just about 12 km. from the palace. For transportation from the station to the lake, you can rely on cabs, and auto-rickshaws.

Airway: Jaipur Airport with domestic and international connections is at the distance of about 18 km. from the lake palace. Again, you can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to access the location from the airport.