Jal Mahal

Open Time : 11:00 to 17:00

Entry : paid

Address : Jal Mahal, Amer Road, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Why to visit Jal Mahal

One of India's most popular subjects for photographs is the Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur. It offers a magnificent view of Man Sagar Lake and it's bordering Nahargarh hills. The only way to get there is by boat, as the palace is still submerged in a lake.
Boat trips and access to the royal grounds are currently prohibited because the government has designated the palace as a protected site. Yet, from the side of the lake, you can spend hours admiring and taking pictures of the palace.


  • It is a five-story building constructed in the Rajput architectural style, which was influenced by Mughal design. 
  • The palace appears to be floating on the lake's waves because all four of its stories are still submerged and only the top floor is still visible. 
  • On the palace's top, there is a sizable rectangular chhatri constructed in Bengali style.

Evening at Jal Mahal

The palace is briefly illuminated every evening, and the contrast between the lit-up palace and the lake's ominous waters is very breathtaking.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Kanak Vrindavan Mahal (1.4 km)
  • Garh Ganesh Temple (3.7 km)
  • Amer Palace (4 km)
  • City Palace (4.4 km)

Ideal Duration: 30 minutes 
Distance From Sanganer: 7 km

FAQ on Jal Mahal

What activities are the most enjoyable at Jal Mahal?

Indulge in photography, sit back and take in the vista of the palace and lake, go window shopping on the street, and go birdwatching.

How to reach Jal Mahal?

There are many different ways to get around the city, and it is quite well connected to the rest of the nation and the world. The domestic airport is located 7 km from Sanganer's centre, while the international airport is located 10 km away.

What time of year is ideal for a trip to Jal Mahal?

The Jal Mahal is considerably more enjoyable to see during the rainy season since the rain gives the palace's sandstone a sharp edge, making it even more brilliant and stunning.

How much does it cost to enter Jal Mahal?

Jal Mahal does not charge admission because outsiders are not permitted inside the Palace. Nonetheless, you can spend hours admiring and taking pictures of the palace.

Special Tip

At night, it's lit up in all its glory, casting a golden, glowing reflection on the water.

By Rebecca Lal

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