Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 in the midst of the Man Sagar lake as pleasure spot. It is noted for its intricate architecture. Like Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal name too is taken from hindi language which means Palace on water.


Built By Sawai Pratap Singh
Built In 18th century
Attraction Located in middle of Man Sagar Lake
Nearby Attractions City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargah Fort

About Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is a tourist destination in the Jaipur. The palace amidst the lake is the one of it's kind of architecture which is famous for the ultimate experience tourist receive while their visit to the place. The beauty of the place cannot be expressed in words it can only be felt. The vast Man Sagar lake surrounding the palace cum hotel in the middle and the ripples touching the balconies is the simply an ultimate experience which every tourist relish for years.

Jal Mahal History

The Jal Mahal of Rajasthan was built by the ruler of Amer in the water reservoir which is known as the Man Sagar lake. The body was built to deal with the prevailing draught in the state and this reservoir helped to cope up with the condition and provided irrigation facility throughout the year. The palace in the middle was restored to it's original state by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century and during it was the time during which the city of Jaipur got it' famous forts like Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amer fort. The garden Kanak Vrindavan Valley was also built during the phase. It was the time when Rajputana architectural style obtained the marvelous monuments and all this credit goes to maharaja Jai Singh II.

Jal Mahal Architecture

The Jal Mahal palace is reflects the architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles. The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building expose only the top storey, while other four are under water. 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.

Jal Mahal Famous For

The Jal Mahal Jaipur is famous for it's unique architecture and palatial comfort. The tourist density visiting the monument remains high throughout the year but the rainy season of the year suits the best for a visit here. The lake gets the maximum water level during the rains and it further adds to the view which is simply mesmerizing. The heritage hotel, a tag appropriately used for Mughal era palaces which has now been turned into hotels, Jal Mahal gets you feel the luxury enjoyed by the kings. The traditional Rajasthani cuisines served here is mouth watering and it has accumulated many fans across the globe.


The architecture of Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan, is similar to that of Amer fort, a trademark style of building which is a good mix of Mughal style and Rajput style of architecture. The centrally situated Palace depicts a rare view of the Man Sagar lake and the surrounding Nahargarh hills looking beyond. The view is simply breathtaking. This palace was build as a five storied building with the red sandstone, a peculiar element found in all those Rajputana style Monuments The top dome has a Bengali architecture and the terrace garden at the top has been inherited from Mughal architectural style. At each corner, a semi-octagonal tower has been built.

How to Reach Jal Mahal

The Jal Mahal is quite famous and is situated around 4 km from the main city of Jaipur on the NH 8 which connects Jaipur to New Delhi. The site can be visited by public transport for which city administration has plied many low-floor buses on the route which includes both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses. Many local and national tour operators too offer services for the site seeing.