Maybe Jal Mahal Jaipur’s beautiful Water Palace is the most tranquil view in the turmoil of Jaipur. In the middle of Sagar Lake seems to float this symmetrical low-rise palace, which once was a shooting lodge for Maharajah. In direct contrast to the dark blue of the waters of the lake is the light sandy stone walls of Jal Mahal Jaipur, while from inside the palace there is lush leafy vegetation.
It makes the Mahal Jaipur’s most photographed (and friendly) landmark, but the discovery of the actual palace, which will be converted into an exclusive restaurant, is sadly not limited to the majority of the tourists.
The Jal Mahal is situated on the main American-Jaipur road 4 km north of Jaipur. Most of the Jal Mahal tourists combine the tour with the Amer Fort since the sights of both are on Jaipur’s same side. A typical Jal Mahal visit will be under 30 minutes, ample time to take pictures. In the past gondolas offered romantic boat trips around the lake, but three years ago those trips ceased. There is not so much else to do at the Jal Mahal except the few market stalls and camel rides.