: Narnaul, Haryana
: Shah Quli Khan
: 1590-1591 AD.
Jal Mahal is a pleasure palace located at Narnaul in Mahendragarh District of Haryana. Representing a mixed architecture of Persia and India, it stands in the middle of the tank Khan Sarovar. The palace was built in 1589 by Shah Quli Khan, a commander of 'Four Thousand' under Akbar.
The entrance of Jal Mahal is from the north through a gatehouse. There are rooms for guards constructed over a bridge resting on sixteen arched spans. The four small chambers, placed at four corners of a square central chamber, are double storied with same height. The upper storey can be accessed by two staircases each on the north and south.
An octagonal cupola, surrounded by a hemispherical dome balanced by four smaller cupolas placed over the corner chambers, crowns the roof of the central chamber. The nearest rail junction is at Narnaul.
How To Get There
Air: The nearest airport is at Delhi.
Rail: The nearest rail junction is at Narnaul.
Road: Narnaul has a bus stand of its own.