The Lake Palace is one of
the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters
of the Pichola like an elegant fantasy in white marble.
was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acers of rock. It
was initially called Jaginwas after its founder Maharana Jagjit Singh,
Maharana, ruler of Jaipur from 1628 to 1654, was very friendly with Mughal
Emperor Shah Jahan and encouraged his craftsmen to copy some of the glories
of his incomparable buildings at Agra. The successive rulers used this cool
haven as their summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards.
These courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and
gardens all add to its impressive image.The rooms are
decorated with cusped arches, inland stones of pink, and green lotus leaves
and painted mirrors.
apartments like the Bada Mahal, Kush Mahal,
Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and Dhola Mahal. The Lake Palace is located on the
Jag Niwas Island and covers the whole of 1.5 hectare of the island in the
middle of the Pichola Lake.
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743
it was meant as a royal summer palace and now converted in to a five star
palace hotel. It is a magical palace and its image in the middle of the lake
is like a leaf straight out of a fairy tale book with an excellent taste of
intricate craftsmanship and the ethnic themes using the textiles and
handicrafts all over highlight the beauty that is simply beyond compare the
lake around makes a pleasant murmur with its rippling waves and lapping that
adds to the mesmerising moments.