";s:4:"text";s:3108:" While entry into the palace is prohibited, you can take a boat ride on the lake to inspect it closely, or enjoy the view from the land. During the 18h century, the king of Amer – which is nowadays the historical region of Jaipur nearby the lake – decided to build a dam between the two surrounding hills to prevent any flood. The Architecture of Jal Mahal. This classic fort is stationed in the middle of Lake Man Sagar, is an alluring architectural combination of Rajput and Mughal styles. via: unusualplaces.org. The Jal Mahal is 4km to the north of Jaipur and is located on the main Amer-Jaipur road. In an almost biblical feat this red sandstone treasure of a Palace appears to float on the Man Sugar lake in which it was built. Jal Mahal is a large dimension palace designed using architectural and painting patterns of the Indian culture, as it was a few centuries ago. Most visitors to the Jal Mahal combine the visit with the Amer fort as both attractions are on the same side of Jaipur. The other four floors are generally underwater when the lake is full. Jaipur was his home, it was his grandfather’s vision of a great city, and at the time was on the rise. Getting to The Jal Mahal. Think of the Taj Mahal swimming in a kiddie pool; that's what the Jal Mahal looks like. Jal Mahal has always been favourite amongst tourists. Lying submerged in the middle of an artificial lake in the City of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, India, is an uncanny palace called Jal Mahal, or Water Palace.