Jag Mandir to See the Palace Garden
Jag Mandir (or Jagmandir) also called the "Lake Garden Palace" was built by three Sisodia Raipauts Maharanas of the Mewar Kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620–1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). It is named as "Jagat Mandir" in honour of the last chap. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties. We stepped off the little visitors boat, a sign welcomed us, up the steps passed the noble elephants and found ourselves in quite a courtyard.
A pretty sitting area with coffee bar at the far end. On the other side of the courtyard, the main palace building.
Beyond the terrace a fountain and another in front of the palace.
Formal garden and the Picholi Bar.
Looking from this end of the island, to the left the hotel suites, the garden building at the far end.
Past the suites and pretty niches and lamps. I wouldn’t fancy being here and having piles of tourists bimble past my digs.....not for the cost of the rooms. Mmmm, no doubt some want to shove their cameras in the window. Anyhoo, past the garden pavilion and there we were at the other end of the island and entering the garden itself.
A quiet oasis away from the hooting over the other side.
Very green, lush and well trimmed considering the forty odd degrees.
Pity the fountain was empty. Near the end was a bandstand with steps.
At the far corner we looked back to the garden pavilion, over the other side, unsure, only for employees.
Beautiful lamps all around the edge, all the inner paths had posts with an elephant atop and a pregnant little friend scampered her sleek, shiny form in front of us.
We went to the corner to take in the view.........
..........pity a congregation ‘down below’ but at least a pigeon enjoyed a perch in the sun.......
Completing our circumped........
Main lawn to the right and a lady doing a bit of scarifying to the left.
The garden pavilion.
A very enjoyable garden.
ALL IN ALL AN ISLAND REFUGE
VERY NEATLY LOOKED AFTER