Jaipur: After a facelift, the legendary `Jal
Mahal` here will be thrown open for tourists from October.
After heritage restoration, conservation and new
designing, the famous Manasagar lake and its legendary "Jal
Mahal" (water palace) will be opened in first week of October.
Jal Mahal Resorts Pvt Ltd (JMRPL) has spent about Rs 50
cr on heritage conservation and renovation of Jal Mahal
monument and Manasagar lake, project director Rajeev Lunkad
said here today.
The lake that was in a bad shape has now clean water and
aquatic life, Lunkad claimed. As many as 40 specially designed
boats would carry tourists to the `Jal Mahal` for sightseeing
and boating at just Rs 25 per person, he said.
`Jal Mahal` has been given a facelift with heritage art
and culture paintings on "chattari" (Rajasthani style tomb),
display paintings representing Jodhpur, Udaipur and Kota`s
The sewage water, which used to go directly to the
Manasagar lake, has been diverted into three wetlands with a
total area of 40,000 sq m in the vicinity of the lake to
facilitate continuous supply of clean water to it, he said.
JMRPL, a PPP in tourism sector between KGK consortium and
RTDC, is working on a Rs 500-cr water ecology restoration and
tourism development project `Jal Tarang` on the banks of
Manasagar lake, Lunkad said.