Jag Mandir is a stunning looking palace constructed on an island in the Lake Pichola. This is also known with the name of the "Lake Garden Palace". The palace rests in the heart of Udaipur city and remains in the itinerary of every traveler. This floating marble structure looks exquisite from all directions and grabs everyone’s attention with its charming outlook and stunning views of Lake Pichola.
The construction work of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh. Later Maharana Karan Singh took over the responsibility of its construction. The palace was finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). The structure was named Jag Mandir to honor the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. It used to be the summer resort for the royals and many remarkable parties used to be hosted here by the king.
Jag Mandir Palace is home to a list of impressive structures. Start by exploring the Gul Mahal built in 1551 during the rule of Maharana Amar Singh. The palace has a crescent of Islam is fixed on top of its dome. It features three circular domed chambers where you can enter through a columned hall.
Jag Mandir is the main palace here which incorporates the Gul Mahal. Its towers are octagonal in shape and are topped with cupolas. Here you will see reception halls, residential suites, and internal courts flaunting Rajput and Mughal architectural styles.
The Entry pavilion of Jag Mandir Palace also makes many jaws drop with its exceptional beauty. It has been adorned with white colonnade of cusped arches. Do explore the well manicured garden in the palace complex where flora like yew bushes, jasmine, frangipani trees, bougainvillea, palm trees, nasturtiums, verbena and moss rose can be seen.
Enjoy a delectable meal at Darikhana, an open-sided terrace where a restaurant is run by the present Maharana.
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