Jal Mahal Overview

Ranked 17 of 281 sightseeing in Jaipur

Jal Mahal was built during the 18th century in the middle of Mansarovar Lake. This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Jaipur, which was constructed using red sandstone. It is a five-storey structure built in Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles. The Jal Mahal was constructed by Sawai Madho Singh for serving the purpose of a summer resort for his family and guests.

During the monsoon season, four out of the five floors of this palace remains submerged under the water due to heavy rainfall. Currently, the Jal Mahal is under renovation for repairing and preserving the beauty of the roof garden. Travellers can spot a large number of migratory and native birds near this lake.

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This palace is situated at the centre of Man Sagar

This palace is situated at the centre of Man Sagar  Video Review

Jal Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th Oct 16

Good view

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Jal Mahal

17th Dec 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Reviews and Ratings

Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu4.3/5

75 reviews

Short visit

It was a rather short visit rather to take a click from the road. Its not allowed to enter inside so we decided not to even take the boat ride rather take a shot from the water body. A nice experience, overall.

Krishan gopal Malu

Krishan gopal Malu3.6/5

49 reviews

Water Palace

It is a beautiful palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in historic Pinkcity. This palace is not open to visitors but still a popular tourist destination and the view in evening is mesmerizing.

Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

380 reviews

Lodge made for duck hunters

The jail Mahala was built by maharaja madho singh for the rest of duck hunters, its four story ed are in water and uper story is above water, with the time the then next maharaja improved it, outside there one can enjoy the street food.

Sharad Kumar

Sharad Kumar2.9/5

48 reviews

Looks good from far

It's nice to see a Hal built in middle of a lake. Am sure lots of efforts must have gone in building this. Unfortunately we cannot see this from close proximity so cannot really appreciate it's work. Sad part lake is not maintained and looks quite dirty.

Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Jail Mahala Jaipur

Good place to see, photography, ambience of the place is nice. This place is best suitable for early morning visit and evening. It is situated on tha amer road
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Virendra verma

Virendra verma5.0/5

1 review

It is the heart of north west india, the real royal living scenes are here, with the natural heart b

Most friendly nature expect in summer season april to june, these days are very hot. Except this every thing is marvelous. My heart is johari bazar there eating streat food is awesome.

Devendra murkar

Devendra murkar5.0/5

6 reviews

Jail Mahala - A WELL neglected place in Jaipur

You can see filth all round this place and wonder how come Govt can neglect such a place which could be a very wonderful attraction for a evening stroll for tourists.

Sanjeev  Dass

Sanjeev Dass3.6/5

67 reviews


The famous Jail Mahala is located in the artificila lake on the way to amer. People come here during moonsoons and winters. The banks of the Jail Mahala has many hawkers who kind of trouble the visitors. There are camesl for rides and small **** bit food items to relish. Though the place a bit dirty and needs regular cleanliness.



38 reviews

Very beautiful palace ...

This palace is situated in between man sagar lake Jaipur .. This palace is looks just awesome and very beautiful ... It was renovated by amer rular jai singh second ... This palace have great rajputana style of architecture which made it marvellous ... Every year this fort visited by tourists ... Nice palace ... But entry to palace is prohibited here.

Mukesh Sagar

Mukesh Sagar3.6/5

102 reviews

Good place to spend evening

This is supposed to be the leisure spot of the Earlier Kings. This is located in the middle of the lake and no one resides here. It is however a good place for photographers.You can click difference photos along with birds and animals. You can also get yourself clicked in traditional dress with the fort in the background.You can probably buy some snacks or Kulfi and enjoy the view during the evening. There are many other options available to purchase sit and enjoy the view.

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