After the chaos of Delhi, the Jal Mahal (“Water Palace”) in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, was totally unexpected. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. The palace is now abandoned.

Après le chaos de Delhi, le Jal Mahal (Palais de l’eau) au milieu du lac de Man Sagar à Jaipur, la ville capitale de l’état de Rajasthan, était totalement inattendu. Le palais et le lac étaient rénovés et agrandis au dix-huitième siècle par le Maharaja Jai Singh II d’Amber. Le palais est désormais abandonné. 

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5 comments on “Postcard from India – Jal Mahal, Jaipur

  1. Lesley

    Yes it does look lovely and romantic. But you must know that I’m thinking about the supply of water, electricity and the drains!

  2. avril Post author

    @William – Yes, we later saw it from above.
    @Butcherbird – And so peaceful
    @Helen – Yes, I agree
    @Lesley – The marajarah who built it was a town planner and water conservationist, you’ll be pleased to hear!

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