Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

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An artificial body of water with a palace in the middle of it, Man Sagar Lake teems with life and attracts many migratory birds. Noted for its architecture, the palace remains closed for the public, but you can view it and snap a few photos from the lake's shore. Arrange to visit Man Sagar Lake and other attractions in Jaipur using our Jaipur day trip planning app .
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  • Beautiful place. Unfortunately you can’t go in the palace. You can see the palace, only from outside. If you have enough time in Jaipur, it’s worth it to see this place  more »
  • The Man Sagar Lake is a beautiful artificial lake between Amber and Jaipur. The Jal Mahal Palace is in the middle of the Lake, forming a beautiful landscape.
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  • One can enjoy the evening here and enjoy the ice-cream with view of lake and palace. Couple can enjoy the good time, though it's roadside sitting.  more »
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  • Nice place. Good for natural lovers. Well planned artificial lake. Must go once.
  • Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") 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. The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture (common in Rajasthan) on a grand scale. The building has a picturesque view of the lake itself but owing to its seclusion from land is equally the focus of a viewpoint from the Man Sagar Dam on the eastern side of the lake in front of the backdrop of the surrounding Nahargarh ("tiger-abode") hills. The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building, of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed.[1]One rectangular Chhatri on the roof is of the Bengaltype. The chhatris on the four corners are octagonal. The palace had suffered subsidence in the past and also partial seepage (plasterwork and wall damage equivalent to rising damp) due to waterlogging, which have been repaired under a restoration project of the Government of Rajasthan.[2] The hills surrounding the lake area, towards the north east of Jaipur, have quartzite rock formations (with a thin layer of soil cover), which is part of Aravalli hills range. Rock exposures on the surface in some parts of the project area have also been used for constructing buildings. From the north east, the Kanak Vrindavan valley, where a temple complex sits, the hills slope gently towards the lake edge. Within the lake area, the ground area is made up of a thick mantle of soil, blown sand and alluvium. Forest denudation, particularly in the hilly areas, has caused soil erosion, compounded by wind and water action. Due to this, silt built up in the lake incrementally raises the lake bed.[3] On the terrace of the palace, a garden was built with arched passages. At each corner of this palace semi-octagonal towers were built with an elegant cupola.[4] The restoration works of the early 2000s were not satisfactory and an expert in the field of similar architectural restoration works of Rajasthan palaces carefully examined the designs that could decipher the originally existing designs on the walls, after removing the recent plaster work. Based on this finding, restoration works were re-done with traditional materials for plastering – the plaster consists of a partly organic material: a mortar mix of lime, sand and surkhi mixed with jaggery, guggal and methi powder. It was also noticed that there was hardly any water seepage, except for a little dampness, in the floors below the water level. But the original garden, which existed on the terrace had been lost. Now, a new terrace is being created based on a similar roof garden of the Amer palace.[1] The building is located near the shoreline of a lake with a maximum depth of 15 ft. Though 4 stories of the building are under the surface of the water, they would be build into the bed of the lake.
  • Nice place to visit, If you are a bird-watcher then it's a must visit lake.
  • Man Sagar Lake is an artificial lake, situated in Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan in India. It is named after Raja Man Singh, the then ruler of Amer, who constructed it in c. 1610 by damming the Dharbawati river. The Jal Mahal is situated in the middle of the lake.
  • Place is situated in mid of Pond Access to this place is not permitted Is under renovation for hotel Historic place and was used by kings to escape hot summer Also was famous among kings for hunting deer when they fetch water during night

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