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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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  • August 18, 2017
    Jal Mahal is in the midst of a beautiful water body. Visitors are no longer allowed inside the structure. The structure can be seen from a distance and the view is worth watching. The lake water is no...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The lake is in a poor state and the walkway is surrounded by plastics, food & cattle waste & hawkers who contribute to the pollution of the lake. Sale of food items, fish food should be banned in the ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is On-Road, you can take a evening walk here, side-markets starts in evening. good to visit. But, do you know, the jal mahal has sewer water stored now a days. thats why not allowed to visit near...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • May 4, 2017
    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
  • June 26, 2017
    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 .
  • July 6, 2017
    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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