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Address: Amber Fort Road, Jaipur, India
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Private Tour: Amber Fort and Jal Mahal Including Elephant Ride

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Sight to cherish from distance..

It is a palace located in river but not accessibility. So one has to look at it and enjoy beauty from distance. It comes on a way to Ambre fort. Visited in september 2013.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is a palace located in river but not accessibility. So one has to look at it and enjoy beauty from distance. It comes on a way to Ambre fort. Visited in september 2013.

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Mumbai
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Rates a four start only because of the location...palace situated midst of water body. Can get good clicks from the banks of the lake. But then move a bit and peer the shores...all you can see would be hundreds of Rats! Very poorly maintained and extremely dirty. Surprisingly there is no effort to harness the potential of this place. This... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

First of all, there is no access to the lake palace or even nearby and around in a boat. That was all in the movies of the 60s and 70s. No regrets for that however. However, the shores of the lake are so encroached and dirty ..... its a shame. The family descendants who own the property should do something... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Jal Mahal looks pretty amazing from far but there is hardly anything that you can do about it. When I visited there were no boat rides as well but I do remember people saying that they used to be there before.

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Vadodara, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. Jal Mahal at night. "The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style... More 

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New Delhi, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

At night. "The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur

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Jaipur, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the major landmark of Jaipur after The Palace of Wind, Jal Mahal offers a beautiful scenic location to be remembered forever. Please bring camera to save the memory.

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Gurgaon, India
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An attraction one can see from a distance... and click photos... wa nice place worth a short stop over for clicking pics... attraction worth 10-15 mins Water is dirty at the banks... and at many places, it smells... lots of road-side vendors selling chana, cucumbers, chat etc... There are a few hotels and restaurants opp. to Jal Mahal, which are... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The place looks amazing and would love to stay next to it in the trident once while travelling to Jaipur. Could not make a trip to the Palace as it was closed i guess maybe for renovations. Would be interested to comeback and see it perhaps.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A fascinating palace created in the centre of a lake. It was created as a summer resort for the Kind and queen to spend their summer days. It can be seen on the way to amber fort. Earlier there used to be boating to the palace but now its stopped. The water is absolutely full of rubbish and dead fish... More 

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