Jal Mahal is one of the major tourist attractions of Jaipur. Travellers and tourists find the place equally amazing, and there are some unique facts about the monument that may not be known to all.
Located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in India. If one side of the lake is dotted with hills, temples and forts, the other side is the bustling city of Jaipur. The name Jal Mahal translates to "Water Palace".
A beautiful view of Jal Mahal
Photo Courtesy: Tim Moffatt
Here are some interesting facts about the palace.
Architecture of the Palace
Jal Mahal was built using the Pajput and Mughal styles of architecture. The structure is built in red sandstone.
Not Built on an Island
Unlike other water palaces in India, the Jal Mahal in Jaipur is not built on an island.
A different hue of Jal Mahal
Photo Courtesy: Kevin Jones
Submerged Under Water
This five storied structure has the first 4 stories under water! Only one floor is visible above the water level.
Built Under Normal Conditions
Jal Mahal was believed to be built during famines. Thus the structure was built under normal conditions. The whole structure was visible to the public when it was first built.
A beautiful sunset at Jal Mahal
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No Water Seeps In
It is quite mysterious that the palace was built with stones and the walls were built thick enough that no water seeps in through any pore to this marvellous structure.
Tourists Not Allowed Inside
Due to some security reasons, visitors are not allowed inside. You can see the stricture from a distance.
Palace to Relax
Legend has it that the palace was built as a stop-over when the royal family went for duck hunting.
Jala Mahal at night
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Palace in Ruins
Once, the palace had been in ruins and several rounds of restoration had been done here so that no water logging happens and the structure is intact.
Apart from the lovely Jal Mahal that mesmerises the travellers with its beauty, this region is also known for the migratory birds that can be spotted here.
Jal Mahal can be reached via Jaipur-Delhi NH8. It is quite close to Amer Palace in the city.
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