Jal Mahal - a jewel in the middle of the lake
I always heard that it was possible to visit inside only with special permission and as we were with Ambassador of Brazil to India here in Jaipur, this day has arrived. I almost didn't believe it, I was very happy and thankful. Chalo ?
We were able to reach the monument by boat, and on our way, we were pleased to notice that the lake has been cleaned and dredget to sustain the fish, wildlife and birds are back.
This place is unbelievable, this monument will serve as a gallery celebrating Rajput art. They sourced miniature paintings of Rajput Kings from private collections Mehrangarh and Albert Hall, had them digitally captured and enlarged. It will be a lesson in Rajput history explain through art.
Renovation began in 2004-5, has made the 18th-century monument and the lake clean and magnificent . The plan was basically to Restore, Revive and Reinvent. To add innovation but at the same time keeping it’s natural traditional essence, so make it relevant to today, and inspire our future.
Rajiv Lunkad, architect and project director, Jal Mahal Resorts Limited, which managed the restoration project with a team of historians and conservation architects and the hallmarks of Rajput architecture — were created by local artisans, you are all to be congratulated, the final work is impressive, it is spectacular.
Now we have palace with pavilions, gardens, fountains and terraces and romantic passagens running through the complex. Open air terrace, we were greeted by well laid plants on the white stone surfaces of this area. But the best embellishment of all was the view. Nahargarh and Jaigarh forts appeared majestically top of the hills. We ended our visit with a very well made Indian Chai with cookies in this terrace.
I really hope from the bottom of my heart , you guys got an idea of the place and that very soon I can see your photos there too.
Feel pleased that our neglected monument is now a magnificent, restored jewel. Unfortunately, this project still is entangled in the political tussle. May Jal Mahal rise again ? There is hope for the Jal Mahal project ? Do u know something? What’s your opinion?