Naye Raasto ki Kahania, Kisse or Khana : Part III
And yes the series of Fairy tale continues, 8 marble elephants guarding the floating natural island with an eye catching architecture of marble palace, a beautiful garden, , a spa to rejuvenate your body and a restaurant to hangout with a view of lake and the royal palace of the city…………………….
Tnf-pedia on The Jag Mandir Palace:
Jag Mandir or Jagat Mandir is a palace built on an natural island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the “Lake Garden Palace”. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh wherein he made a domed pavilion, the pavilion helped the Khurram who later became the Emperor Khurram, later on his son Maharana Jagat Singh I completed the work and turned it into the royal palace.
It is named as Jagat Mandir in honour of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh.
The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties.
Jagmadir Island Palace story:
The story of Jagmadir Island Palace has a fairy start, it is located in the middle of The Lake Pichola.
We can reach the Palace taking a ferry boat ride, Each ferry boat carries around 40 seats which you can get from The City Palace Boat Club.
I have heard from many of them that Udaipur is famed as, “Venice of East” and yes now I will also be of that group, the boat ride will actually make you to step into a the book of stories.
The entire journey of an hour will give you splendid views of City Palace, the ghats and the mesmerising view of The Monsoon Palace built on the hill top. You can feel that you have step into a Bollywood movie scene looking at ghats and Bagore ki havelli.
Many Bollywood movies has been shot here like Raam-Leela, Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani and many more.
Cost of Ferry Boat Ride:
The cost of Boat Ride is on higher side, it will cost 450 INR per person.
Tip: Do take the ride to Jag Mandir Palace before 2 at noon as after 2 P.M each ferry boat ride ticket will cost you 700 INR.
Things to Do @ Jag Madir:
When you will reach close to the Palace, you will get back to history where in 8 artificial elephants made from marbles guarding the palace, and has a royal entry.
The palace island has many things to offer for your leisure times.
The Palace has a space for Spa where you can rejuvenate your body and soul with the ayurvedic therapies and Hydro Massage Therapies
Jag mandir houses a small museum which is an attraction for all the historians. The museum depicts the story if architecture of the Palace, history of the Palace. Herein you can get the knowledge about the Palace.
If you want experience the royal treat and stay, want to go back and live in the history I would suggest you to book a stay at the the Palace.
HRH group of hotels , a concept developed by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar offers you a luxurious stay at the Palace. Trust a night stay will take you to the divine level as like stepping to a heaven.
Cafe and Bar :
Do I need to say anything more ?????????? about the place, I may be technically & grammatically incorrect but yes the eyes of the view, the sound of the breeze & the architecture of the Palace saying it all……………
The cafe & bar has coffee, beer and wine and a variety of snacks in the menu to give you good times and a lifetime memories at your life book
The cafe is on higher side on cost but the magnificent views is priceless…………..
09:00 hours to 18:00 Hours
If you have days in hand at Udaipur, I will suggest you to visit during the sunset time. Trust me you will get a memory of a lifetime.
Truly i gave a royal treat to myself, , and yes my dream of a fairy tale added in my books. The journey was little costly but heyyyyyyy……………. I added a day spend like Maharajahs. Overall the journey of ferry boat to the good times spend in the bar made my day.
Story : Abhijeet Das
Photography: Shivkant Nair & Abhijeet Das
Trails of travelandfoodstories @ The Jag Mandir Palace Island