Jal Mahal is a famous historical palace situated in the middle of the Manasagar Lake in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located in the womb of the Aravalli hills, this palace is also called ‘Eye Ball’ because it is in the middle of the lake. It was also known as the ‘romantic palace’. This palace, built by Jaisingh, is a double-edged, square and square building with arches, bastions, canopies and step-down genes, like the palaces of the middle. Jal Mahal is now also developing as a bird sanctuary. The nursery here has more than 1 lakh trees, where the tallest trees of Rajasthan are found.
History of Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan
This palace situated on the Jaipur-Amer road, situated in the middle of Mansagar lake, was built by Sawai Jai Singh after his Ashwamedha yagna for graduation with his queens and pandits. Before the construction of this palace, Jai Singh constructed a dam on the gestational river for the water supply of Jaipur and built the Mansagar lake. It was built in 189. For this construction, the help of Rajput style boats was taken. The king used this palace to spend special time with his queen. They also used it on royal festivals.
In 1596 AD, after the severe famine, the then Ajmer ruler constructed a dam to overcome the scarcity of water. So that water can be stored. After the dam was converted into a stone masonry structure in the 17th century. The Jal Mahal was built in 1799. For this construction, the help of Rajput style boats was taken. But this palace was renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh. The kings here used this palace to spend special time with their queen. A beautiful view of this palace in the moonlight night can be seen in the water of the lake. Although the Raja used to give it to the Royal Party, it was also the house of the Raja of Jaipur State.
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This temporary dam was built of stones in the 17th century. And today this dam is about 300 meters (980 ft) long and 28.5–34.5 meters (94–113 ft) deep. Internal 3 gates have also been constructed to flow water, so that water can be transferred for farming if needed. Since then, this dam has become very famous among the local people and after this, the rulers from Bahot in Rajasthan also repaired it from time to time and it was rebuilt by Jai Singh II of Amer in the 18th century.
Like the medieval palaces, there are buildings built in a double-storeyed and square form with arches, bastions, canopies, and step-down genes. The bourgeois canopies on the four corners of its upper storey and the Baradariya in the middle are based on marble columns.
This palace, situated in the middle of hot Ragistan, does not feel hot, because many of its floors are built underwater. A beautiful view of the mountain and lake can also be seen from this palace. The view of this palace in the water of the lake in the moonlight night is very attractive. Jal Mahal is now also developing as a bird sanctuary. The nursery of Jal Mahal has more than 1 lakh sine trees. Day and night, 40 Mali trees are engaged in plant care. This nursery is the tallest nursery of Rajasthan. There are thousands of variations of Aravali plant, ornamental plant, sorb, hedge, and creeper. The trees here have been transplanted and given new life. Every year, show plants like Date Palm, China Palm, and Buganbelia are transplanted here.
Visit Timing of Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan
All Days Morning 6.00AM To 6.00PM
Enter Fees of Jal Mahal Jaipur
How To Reach Jal Mahal JaipurNear Railway Station Jaipur 11KM
Near Airport Jaipur 20KM
(Taxi Auto Facility Available Jaipur JN Or Jaipur Airport to Jal Mahal)