Jag Mandir Udaipur

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Jag Mandir, also known as the "Lake Garden Palace," is a historic palace built on an island in Lake Pichola, Udaipur[1]. Construction began in 1620 and lasted until around 1652, overseen by Maharana Karan Singh II of the Mewar dynasty. Initially intended as a summer retreat and party venue for the royal family, it later gained fame for providing refuge to notable figures like Emperor Shah Jahan during times of strife. During the 1857 revolt, Maharana Swroop Singh sheltered numerous European families, earning Jag Mandir a place in history as a sanctuary amidst turmoil. After India gained independence in 1947, the palace became part of the unified Indian union under the initiative of Maharana Bhupal Singh.


Jag Mandir sits on one of the natural islands in Lake Pichola[2], which was expanded during Maharana Udai Singh II's reign in the 16th century. The palace is surrounded by scenic views of the lake and the city of Udaipur, with its architecture blending Mughal and Rajput styles. Today, Jag Mandir stands as a testament to Udaipur's rich cultural heritage, attracting visitors with its stunning gardens, ornate architecture, and historical significance.