Jal Mahal


Information on Jal Mahal, Jaipur, India

Much of the Jal Mahal Palace (Water Palace) has subsided under the mud and silt of the lake it used to look over. Cattle and water buffalo graze in the paddocks around the former palace on the Amer Road outside Jaipur.

Jal Mahal was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 AD in the midst of the Man Sagar Lake as a pleasure spot. It is Jaipur's lake palace surrounded with water. It is built for royal duck shooting parties. The Lake was formed by constructing a dam between the two hills by Sawai Man Singh I. During the winter months one can see a large number of migratory birds at the lake.