Timings: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM Major Airports: Jaipur International Airport Best time: October to March
The Jal Mahal Palace
The grandeur of the palace underwater is the most luring site you will see during your visit. The Jal Mahal Palace was constructed following the architectural patterns of the Rajput style and underwent significant renovations in the 18th century under the patronage of Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
The building has the most picturesque view focusing the viewpoint from the Man Sagar Dam with the gushing backdrop of the surrounding hills of Nahargarh. The palace is constructed from red sandstone and is total of five storey building of which four storey remain under water, and only the top floor is exposed when the lake is full. The Chhatri or an umbrella-shaped figure standing on top of the palace is of Bengali architecture type. The castle has undergone many restorations due to waterlogging conditions. To reach the lake, you can ride a boat.
The Jal Mahal Palace has been built in many different reigns of different rulers. The majority of construction had taken place in the ruler of Maharaja Jai Singh II, and Pratap Singh and Madho Singh II have undergone other smaller works. The beautiful and intricate carvings on the pillars and various cenotaph constructed in remembrance of the cremation platforms of the Kanchwaha rulers adds a totally excellent and prodigious site to the landscape.
Best time to visit
The best seasons or time to visit the city are those of autumn and winter. The best recommended time lasts from October to March.
How to reach
The nearest rail track to the city of Hawa Mahal is the Jaipur Junction Railway Station situated at a distance of 10.2 km and takes around 25 minutes to reach the destination. The nearest airport is the Jaipur International Airport.
An entry fee of INR 50 in charged from adult foreigners and INR 10 from Indian tourists. Camel rides cost a sum of INR 150 per person.