Jal Mahal is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. Jal Mahal is meaning 'Water Palace' and the palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats. A gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes you to Jal Mahal. You move past decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the fragrant Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur.
The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture, which is common in Rajasthan, providing a picturesque view of the lake from the Man Sagar Dam on the eastern side of the lake that acts as a vantage point for viewing the lake and the valley, and the surrounding Nahargarh.