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Jal Mahal (Water Palace) Tours

Jal Mahal (Water Palace)
Situated smack in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, on the road that runs between Jaipur and Amber Fort (Amer Fort), the 18th-century Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is a gorgeous red sandstone palace that’s accessible only by boat. Though currently closed to visitors, the dreamlike structure is still an incredible sight to behold from shore.

The Basics
This 5-story palace was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, who integrated Rajput and Mughal stylistic features into its architecture. After centuries of disrepair, a refurbishment project began in the early 21st century, though it’s still not open for the public to explore. However, many tours of Jaipur stop at the lake’s shores (usually en route to nearby Amber Fort) for photographs, particularly in the monsoon season when the lake is at its fullest.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Peering across the water at the Jal Mahal is a must-do for all first-time Jaipur visitors.
  • The Jal Mahal is not open to the public; most Jaipur sightseeing tours just stop in front of it.
  • Sometimes dignitaries are allowed to visit the palace, so you may see boats on the water.
  • The Jal Mahal is at its most photogenic in August and September, when monsoon rains cause the lake’s water level to rise.
 
How to Get There
The Jal Mahal is located between Jaipur and Amber Fort, just before the turnoff to the Jaigarh Fort road. It’s a 10-minute drive from both Amber Fort’s parking lot and Jaipur’s top attractions such as the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, and the City Palace.
 
When to Get There
While the Jal Mahal is viewable year-round, it is most attractive and photogenic during and immediately after the monsoon season (July and August), when the lake’s water level is high. Visit earlier in the year and you’ll see some of the lower floors, which are submerged when the lake is full.

The Palace: Past and Future
Not much is known about the palace’s original intents, though many believe it was intended to be used as a summer getaway and duck hunting lodge for the royal family. After much neglect, it was restored as part of a public-private partnership, but has remained in a state of flux for years. There’s much speculation about the palace’s future fate, but for now the building remains closed to the public.
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Four-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi

Four-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi

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See some of India's most iconic cities on this comprehensive 4-day Golden Triangle tour. Relax in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle and make your way between Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Your driver shares details, insight, and the history of historic landmarks along the way. See the sunrise over the Taj Mahal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—head up to Amber Fort, and explore the Maharaja’s City Palace, with guides provided at each sight.
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  • 4 days
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Full-Day Jaipur City Tour with Amber Fort and City Palace

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See top attractions in Jaipur and have time for shopping on this private full-day tour. Visit landmarks including the Amber Fort—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the City Palace, and go shopping in the afternoon. Includes a private driver, guide, and transportation; upgrade to the all-inclusive option to include a buffet lunch and entrance tickets.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Full-day Jaipur Tour: Amber Fort, City Palace, Water Palace, with Lunch

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Discover Jaipur’s royal history and rich cultural heritage on this private full-day city tour. Visit the magnificent Amber Fort, marvel at the lavishly decorated City Palace, and see the Water Palace, the Royal Observatory, and the Palace of Winds. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
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Experience the best of the Pink City with this full-day tour of Jaipur's most popular attractions. Throughout the course of the day, you'll visit the City Palace, where Jaipur's royal family still lives, as well as the Janar Mantar astronomical observatory and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), known for its honeycomb design. You'll also get to visit the towering Amber Fort just outside the city center and still have enough time for shopping and lunch.
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Guided Jaipur Tour including Amber Fort, City Palace & Hawa Mahal with Lunch

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Jaipur is a place famous for its amazing forts, palaces, and beautiful architecture. Explore the sights of Jaipur on this 8-hour tour including Lunch with round-trip transfers to and from your hotel. Your local guide will make sure that you learn about the history and architecture of Jaipur.
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3-Day Private Luxury Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur From New Delhi

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Experience India's Golden Triangle on this private 3-day tour of Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi with transport in a private vehicle. See UNESCO-listed spots, such as Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Qutub Minar, and Jantar Mantar. Catch sight of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, and explore Jal Mahal, which lies in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Other highlights include India Gate and Hawa Mahal.
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Private 3-Day Jaipur City Tour: Amber Fort, City Palace Including Transfers

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Jaipur the bustling pink city enthralling historical and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. Feel like a Royal king at the Palace house – the house of former royal family. The Amber Fort. Get a chance to visit the pink city’s distinctive landmark – the Hawa Mahal. Soak yourself in modern marble temple- the Laxmi Narayan temple. Never miss a chance to visit Jantar Mantar-the observatory.
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Jaipur visit Amber Fort, City Palace with Lunch

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Pickup at 8am and enjoy a memorable day of Jaipur sightseeing and shopping on this guided tour of the highlights of Jaipur. Visit a variety of well-known historical landmarks including the Amber Fort, the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal and more. This 10-hour tour includes transportation, admission to all listed monuments and an Indian buffet lunch.
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A Tour Of Amber Palace (Amer City) & Panna Meena Kund

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  • 4 hours
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Private day tour of Jaipur with Driver and Guide

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Home to ancient temples and historic palaces, Jaipur is considered among Rajasthan’s must-see cities—but exploring on foot cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Jaipur hotel, and spin through Jaipur in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle. Discover top attractions including the UNESCO–listed Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar, and listen as your private guide shares insight into their history.
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Private Jaipur Tuk-Tuk Full-Day Tour with Pickup

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Private Full-Day Jaipur City Tour

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Fascinating Day Tour in Jaipur with Guide

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Private Day Tour of Pink City Jaipur

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Explore Jaipur with your own private guide and driver on a full-day tour that covers landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Start with a sightseeing tour that includes Amber Fort, Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Winds), and more, then have time for shopping in the afternoon. You’ll travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle, and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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