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    Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours (approximately)

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    Jagmandir is situated in the city of Udaipur, under the state of Rajasthan, India. This palace looks like a floating marble structure in the famous lake “Lake Pichola ”. It is known as Jag Island or Jagmandir, situated on the southern part of the lake and inhabits the island with the same name Jag Island. It is well known as  “Lake Garden Palace ”, Jagmandir Isla. This impressive structure attracts tourists so much. 

    This palace took so much time to build. Jagmandir was constructed over a period of time by three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of the Kingdom of Mewar. The construction of this building was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh. It was succeeded by Maharana Karan Singh 1620 to 1628, the son of Maharana Amar Singh. The construction of this palace was completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I from 1628 to 1652 and named Jagat Mandir after his name. 

    It is such a wonderful creation of architecture. If you have not visited this marvelous palace yet, you must visit. You will not be disappointed.


    Jagmahal is an excellent palace. It is well-maintained. The surrounding scenario of the places is so mesmerizing. The famous City Palace is located near this palace which is another tourist attraction. You can have a boat ride from City Palace to Jagmahal. It will be an amazing experience for you. There is a museum inside the palace. Where you can find many belongings of the royal family. Furthermore, you can click on wonderful pictures here.


    Tourists visiting 17th century palace today Jagmandir luxurious hotel located on the lake Pichola island.The history of Jagmandir has an interesting story associated with the Mughal emperor Shahjahan who was also known as Prince Khurram. Khurram rebelled against his father Jahangir in the year 1623, as he wanted the throne. Fearing for his safety, he sought refuge in the Mewar Kingdom of Udaipur. At that time Mawerwas under the rule of Maharana Karan Singh.

    Maharana Karan Singh offered refuge to Khurram because he was born to a Rajput lady. He along with his wife and two sons were kept in the City Palace of Udaipur. After some time they were moved to Gul Mahal, a part of Jag Mandir as it was safer than the City palace due to its location amidst the lake.

    The palace Gul Mahal remained a refugee camp for Khurram for many years. Later it was enlarged into a marvelous palace by Maharana Karan Singh’s son Jagat Singh. He named this magnificent palace as Jag Mandir Palace. This palace left a great impact on Khurram. After becoming the Emperor he built the majestic Taj Mahal.

    Maharana Jagat Singh added new structures to the complex of Jag Mandir. He was the reason for completing the constitution of Jagmandir Isla in the 17th century.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Jagmandir an ancient palace built in the year 1628 on an island in the Lake Pichola at Udaipur, Rajasthan

    Jagmandir is a three-storied palace and has some impressive structure in its complex. 

    They are-

    • Gul Mahal
    • Jag Mandir ( the main palace)
    • Pavilion at the entry point
    • Garden
    • Darikhana
    • Bara Patharon ka Mahal
    • Museum

    Opening Hours

    1. Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    2. Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    3. Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    4. Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    5. Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    6. Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    7. Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee in Jagmahal. It is free for all.

    How to Reach

    The palace Jag mandir can only be reached via boat ride from Bansi Ghat jetty. One can find private boats and cruise rides available from the ghat. It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach the palace.

    The city of Udaipur can be easily reached via air or train or road.

    By air: The closest airport to this city is the Maharana Pratap Airport. It is about 20 km away from the center of the city and 37.7 km from Jagmandir. It is well connected with the other major cities of India. You can find taxis and cabs at the airport which can take you to your destination.

    By train: The nearest railway station to Udaipur is the Ranapratapnagar railway station. It is 2 km away from the center of the city and 3.2 km from Jagmandir. 

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry your essential things in a small bag. Carry a water bottle with you. Wear appropriate clothes.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. If you face any kind of problem here, you can take help from the police. Here is the local police, station information for you:

    Location: Chhota Chetak Road, Chamanpura, near Chetak Circle, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

    Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/a4qVmfN24Ud7Um136

    Phone no: +91 294 242 7073

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in Jagmandir. You can capture amazing architecture and scenic beauty. 

    Que-03: Are mobile phones allowed in Jagmandir?

    Ans: Yes, mobile phones are allowed in Jagmandir.

    Boat ride to Jagmandir:

    You can have a boat ride to Jagmandir from City Palace. 

    The ticket price is Rs.450 per person.

    The ticket price after 3.00 pm is Rs. 700 per person.

    Que-04: When is the best time to visit Jagmandir?

    The best time to visit Jagmandir, Udaipur is from October to March. During these months the weather of the city remains pleasant, cool and travel-friendly. It is the perfect time for sightseeing. So, you may go there in between these months. You will be able to enjoy your trip properly.

    Places to visit near Jagmandir:

    • City Palace
    • Jagdish Temple
    • Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
    • Bagore ki haveli
    • Fateh Sagar Lake
    • Saheliyon-ki-Bari
    • Vintage and Classic Car Museum

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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