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Jal Mahal, Jaipur

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Admire Jaipur’s majestic “floating palace,” Jal Mahal, situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The red sandstone palace supposedly dates back to the 18th century, but has been renovated and restored numerous times. On a lakeside stroll, you’ll find that the palace appears to be floating on the water's surface, but in reality only the top floor of the imposing building is visible, while the rest are submerged underwater. While entry into the palace is prohibited, you can take a boat ride on the lake to inspect it closely, or enjoy the view from the land. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jal Mahal and many more Jaipur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Jaipur trip planner .
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  • Its a beautiful place and amazing to engage your kid (if you have one). Very near to Nahargarh and Kanak Vrindavan so you can cover more  more »
  • Probably the best view in Jaipur is from the Trident hotel which overlooks the lake boasting this 'floating' palace. It is a magical sight, especially at night.  more »
  • Don't even think of going here. We took so much of time to get to this place and were so disappointed. The place is a heep of filth and nothing else. You are not allowed to go to the actual site, just...  more »
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  • It is a place just to watch from road. This palace have multiple storeys, 3 of which is submerged in water, access to which is not allowed. There are street food vendors around to enjoy a bit. If you want to have walk around the lake, go in evening when climate is cold.
  • The scenery around here is mesmerizing and a good weather​ adds to it. Street food adds to the taste. Take walks around here you surely will enjoy it.
  • You can enjoy an early sunrise, the street food, the view of the lake,etc. You can feed the fishes flour rolls or pieces of bread. Parking is available and there's a gas station opposite if required. There's only the issue of seating. Cheers :D
  • It is a very beautiful place , awesome view as it is situated in lake . Textile mill near this is best for handlooms. Easy to reach from anywhere in Jaipur . It is one of the best place of pink city .
  • This place is known for its sceneric beauty. The Mahal is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The view looks amazing in the evening.

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