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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. Using our world travel planner, Jaipur attractions like Jal Mahal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Well. Jaal means water in Hindi. The palace once upon a time was belonged to the king until the goverment took it away as a taxation from the king 50 years ago. Its seems the palace was a place for pa...  more »
  • This palace must have been amazing in it's heyday. Now abandoned in the middle of a polluted artificial lake its still worth a look though with a bit of money and imagination it could be so much more....  more »
  • Drive by, snap your photo and move on. The Jal Mahal is currently closed and is looking to reopen as a hotel in the future. Be aware, the area around is quite filthy and as a female...the man were rea...  more »