Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #161 - Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - Feb 20, 2012

I loved my eight days in Jaipur.  There were so many beautiful things
to see in this lovely part of India.  One that I thrilled at passing on my
frequent journeys about Jaipur was the splendid Jal Mahal or "water
palace" in the Man Sagar Lake.

This exquisite architecture is a combination of the Rajput and Mughal styles
that are frequent in the state of Rajasthan.  When the lake is full, only one
floor remains above water.  In the 18th century, Maharajah Jai Sing II
of Amber began restoration and englargement of the palace and lake.

Because of years of pollution, the lake which had once been home to
150 species of migratory birds, no longer attracted visits by beast or
fowl.  Work was done to rectify this and birds are returning in large
numbers to the ir former habitats.

At one time, tours were allowed to visit the Jal Mahal but have now
ceased as restoration efforts continue.

I am participating in Mellow Yellow Monday -  add your bright  spot of
yellow and join in the fun.


  1. Hi Carmen, sei magnifica nella foto di presentazione del tuo blog !!!!
    Amo i tuoi colori.
    Buona serata.

  2. Love your happy, smiling masked face.

  3. Great shot, Carmen! I love your photo with the mask!

  4. i envy you...these are the places I'd like to visit. a beautiful snapshot of Jal Mahal.

  5. that is one beautiful building, Carmen.

  6. Excellent capture. I haven't been there.