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, the Jal mahal palace is also called the ‘Eye Ball’ because it is in the middle of the lake. It was also known as the ‘romantic palace’.
Jal Mahal Jaipur, 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.
Currently, 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
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 bathing 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 which is called the Mansagar lake.
Jal Mahal was built in 1799. 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 at 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.
Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan
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 of 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.
Mansagar 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 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.
Jal Mahal nursery is the tallest nursery in 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 6.00 AM To 6.00 PM
Enter Fees of Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan
RS 10 For Indian
RS 50 For Foreigners
How To Reach Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan
Near Railway Station Jaipur 11KM
Near Airport Jaipur 20KM
(Taxi Auto Facility Available Jaipur JN Or Jaipur Airport to Jal Mahal)
My self Dev Satish. I’m an Author and Founder of tourism-rajasthan.com. I’m from Rajasthan and If I talk about my Education then I’m Law Graduate. I love doing work that makes me happy, that’s why I love traveling. you will find Rajasthan travel ideas & tips on this blog.