Summer Palace in the Mist

Otherwise known as Jal Mahal (“Water Palace”), this palace appears to float on the waters of Man Sagar Lake, just north of Jaipur. The lake was created in the 16th century after the construction of a dam to preserve drinking water. Jal Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Madho Singh as a retreat for the royalty and was frequently used for their duck hunting parties!

The pale sandstone renders well in pastel colours and this is an image where the screen doesn’t do it justice. Printed on a matt paper it really evokes the mood of calm and tranquility,

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