India: Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture on a grand scale. The palace, built-in red sandstone, is a five storied building, of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed.
Jal Mahal offers great value as it not only reflects the excellence of local architecture, but also reveals Rajput tradition and culture. Visitors are not allowed to enter the Palace, however you can enjoy the view of it on a boat in the lake. The best time to visit the Palace in the lake is between October and March.