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Jal Mahal, Jaipur

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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Admire Jaipur’s majestic “floating palace,” Jal Mahal, situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The red sandstone palace supposedly dates back to the 18th century, but has been renovated and restored numerous times. On a lakeside stroll, you’ll find that the palace appears to be floating on the water's surface, but in reality only the top floor of the imposing building is visible, while the rest are submerged underwater. While entry into the palace is prohibited, you can take a boat ride on the lake to inspect it closely, or enjoy the view from the land. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jal Mahal and many more Jaipur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Jaipur trip planner.
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  • Jal mahal was in the jal (water), thank god. There was no access to the actual place. Local vendors have destroyed the surrounding. Smell is so bad in the surrounding that you cant stay there for... 
    Jal mahal was in the jal (water), thank god. There was no access to the actual place. Local vendors have destroyed the surrounding. Smell is so bad in the surrounding that you cant stay there for...  more »
  • Very very poorly maintained place. The view is mesmerizing but the pathetic upkeep of the place spoils it all... A shame that we cannot maintain a beautiful heritage site.. 
    Very very poorly maintained place. The view is mesmerizing but the pathetic upkeep of the place spoils it all... A shame that we cannot maintain a beautiful heritage site..  more »
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  • Beautiful, peaceful and scenic. The beauty of the place comes out best in evenings though and early morning visit would be delightful for sure. You can feed the fish but I felt that the fish were pretty overfed. You can feed the ducks but they hardly come to the shore. You can see interesting birds like Flamingo and Crane sitting on one leg in the water.
  • The place is beautiful and well-maintained for tourists. You'll see the mahal on water from the road itself. There is no need to fall in trap of guides here. Just roam around, take photographs and enjoy.

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