Jal Mahal Jaipur Travel Info – Must Read about Water Palace in India

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What is Jal Mahal? It’s a palace built in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur Rajasthan. It is surrounded by Aravali hills from 3 sides and Jaipur city on the fourth side.

Jal Mahal Jaipur
Jal Mahal Jaipur

Where is Jal Mahal Jaipur?

It is on NH 48 between Amer town and Jaipur. It is 4 kms away from walled city of Jaipur.

Jal Mahal is a popular site for Bird watching in Jaipur.

What does Jal Mahal means?

Jal is a hindi word which means Water and Mahal means Palace. Their conjunction literally means a Palace in Water. It is also famous as Water Palace of Jaipur.

Walk way around Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur
Walk way around Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

Best Time to Visit Jal Mahal Jaipur?

Tourism season in Jaipur starts from October and ends by March end. During this time weather is congenial for travelers. It could be visited any time in a day from dusk to 10 PM in night.

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The beauty of the palace is highlighted differently during different times. Like in early morning when sun rises from behind the mountains of this water palace and in evening sun rays reflect on the yellow walls of water palace creating a glittering effect in water. Or in night when the lights inside reflect in water creating an aura.

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How to reach Jal Mahal India?

It is 4 KMs away from walled city of Jaipur on the way to Amer. The place is very well connected to each part of town by buses, cabs, autos, taxis and e-rickshaws. Hiring a bike or cycle for Jaipur site seeing is a convenient and cost efficient option.


Jal Mahal FAQs

Question. Is Jal Mahal open for tourists?
Answer. No, the palace is not open for tourists but visitors can visit banks to capture golden colored palace.

Question. Is boat ride facility available in Jalmahal?
Answer. No boating facility is not available.

Question. How deep is Jal Mahal Lake in Jaipur?
Answer. It is 15 ft or 4.5 meters deep.

Question. When do lights of Jal Mahal Palace go off in night?
Answer. Lights in water palace go off by 10 PM in night.

Jal Mahal by night
Jal Mahal by night

Question. Is car parking facility available around Jal Mahal?
Answer. Yes, it is available opposite to lake and on side of the lake.

The lake site is developed in form of a chaupati. Tourists can spend as much time as they want and the entry to chaupati is free.

The site is aside the water body with many trees, hence the area is cooler than rest of the spots in Jaipur.

Visitors can enjoy local flavors from street vendors here and enjoy picturesque view of contrasting yellow palace and glittering sky blue lake.

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Camel Ride in Jaipur

Some Camel herders offer Camel rides near Jal Mahal in Jaipur. The ship of the desert is decorated colorfully with bright threads and bells by their owners.

Camel Ride by Jal Mahal Palace
Camel Ride by Jal Mahal Palace

Though it is hard to find any dunes in Jaipur city but the camel ride around the Water palace couldn’t be missed. The yoyo camel ride is an unforgettable experience for tourists. It costs from 400 INR to 1000 INR depending upon your bargaining skills.

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