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Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is built in Mansagar lake on the Amer road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. This Mahal is on the left side of the circle on Amer road and 7 kms from Ajmeri gate. It is a water palace built in the 18th century, as a pleasure resort for the Maharajas of Jaipur.

About Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is also called ‘Eye ball’ as it is in the middle of the lake. It was also called a ‘Romantic Palace’. It is believed that Raja Pratap Singh constructed this palace and Sawai Jai Singh II started renovating this palace in the year 1799. It is also believed that the King used to spend his private time with his Queens in this palace and was also used by the royal family to take bath. 

Jal Mahal is a five storey building built with red sandstone. The four floors are under water and only one floor is seen above the water. It is said that the palace was built when there was severe drought and it took many years to build. At the corner of the building are four octagonal shaped umbrellas. There are around 21 decorated pillars and a garden on the rooftop called ‘Chameli Bagh’. There is a platform which was used as a stage for dancers.

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Restoration of Jal Mahal

After independence, due to poor maintenance and dumping of waste into the lake, the palace was going into ruins. In 2004, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation along with the local public thought about the restoration work. A 99 year lease was given to a business tycoon, Mr.Navratan Kothari to develop 100 acres along the Mansagar lake and the Palace. 

The lake restoration project of Mansagar lake area with an estimated investment of Rs. 1.5 billion was started. It was also reported that about 500,000 cubic metre of silt was removed from lake and later used to strengthen the the embankment and building of islands as wintering ground for migratory birds.

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Entry Fees
No Entry Fees 

Entry to the palace is closed.


Jal Mahal Email

Jal Mahal Phone Number 
Landline   +91-141-2822863,
Landline   +91-141-2822864

Jal Mahal Address 
Amer Rd, Jal Mahal,
Amer, Jaipur,
Rajasthan 302002

Jal Mahal Accommodation 

There is no accommodation inside the Mahal, there are a few Boarding & Lodging near the Palace.
However if you are looking for Royal Accomodation (Heritage Properties) you can check – Heritage

Places to Visit

Birla Mandir 
Hawa Mahal 
Jaigarh Fort 
Jantar Mantar
Nahargarh fort 
Panna Meena Ka Kund 
Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum

Amber Fort

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Jal Mahal Distance
From Jaipur – 8.5 kilometres  
From Ajmer- 144 kilometres  
From Jodhpur- 361 kilometres
From New Delhi – 252 kilometres

How to reach


AC1 & AC5 are direct busses available from the Jaipur City
Ticket Approximately  ₹25 Person. (Duration 55 Min)

You can also take shared auto rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) to the Mahal from Jaipur City which is 9 kilometres,  ₹10/ Person /Per Kilometer

Private auto rickshaw to the Mahal  – ₹100/One way, ₹200 both ways


The city is well connected from all sides, you can take auto rickshaw or taxi from Jaipur Junction railway station 



Nearest Jaipur International Airport (International / Domestic Airport) is 18 kilometres from the Mahal
Drivetime approximately 40min –  1hr   

Bike / Car
Jaipur city bus station) – Chandpol –  CP Bazar – Mohan Nagar  – Brahmpuri Stand – Chhipiwara –  Jal Mahal

NOTE – Information mentioned above is completely based the information that i received from the tourist guide. 
Pictures collected from tourist guide

Jal Mahal is closed for public

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