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“Gorgeous to see from the outside, sadly, you cannot go inside but stop by for a quick photo!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal
Amber Fort Road, Jaipur, India
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Ranked #23 of 104 Attractions in Jaipur
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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“Gorgeous to see from the outside, sadly, you cannot go inside but stop by for a quick photo!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Make sure you put a drive-by of Jal Mahal on your Jaipur itinerary. Our driver told us many stories about Jal Mahal: it was used as a summer retreat from the heat of the city palace as Jal Mahal was engineered to capture the wind off the lake to cool the rooms inside. When it was too hot to be in the city palace, the Jaipur royal family would escape to Jal Mahal to cool off.

If you jump out of your car to snap a few shots - be mindful that you will be swarmed by locals trying to sell you trinkets and baubles. My driver stopped at a great photo spot away from the crowd of vendors so as they made their way over to me, I snapped some great pics and jumped right back in to the car!

A sight to behold for certain but it is too bad it is not open for touring.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful Sight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We just drove past on account of bad weather, Jal Mahal looks stunning surrounded by the lake, however it will soon be turned into a hotel, we could not go inside as there was nobody there.

Visited September 2012
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“Not Worth being titled as a "place of interest" as it has no maintenance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It could have had been a worth, only if:
Decorative lights at night echoed over its glorious past, along with a boat ride on it's side at night and the view from streets, if, were also not dark and stinking, rather illuminated with low intensity street lights.
Rajasthan Government should take some interest on this.
(An eye opener for poorly maintained historical places)

Visited October 2012
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“Heritage Water Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a best example of Rajputs architecture, Jal Mahal is deployed with vast architectural.
built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 AD. As we know it’s located in the middle of the man Sagar Lake.

Visited September 2012
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“Drive by only”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This a drive by and maybe stop to snap a picture type of site. It is just a slightly interesting building in a man-made lake.

Visited September 2012
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