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The Jag Mandir

The Jag Mandir is built upon a small island in the lake and consists of gardens and a small buildings.  It was built in 1620 as a summer play palace, but between 1623 and 1624 it also became the home of Prince Khurram as a refuge while he rebelled against his Father.  The Prince later became known as Shah Jahan who became the Mughul Emperor of Delhi and went on to build the Taj Mahal.  It is thought the Palace here may have given him some ideas in the design of the Taj.

The Palace has 8 stone Elephants that flank the entrance and face the City Palace across the water.

A view of the Palace taken from the mainland and in front of the City Palace













Four of the elephants can be seen directly ahead, we landed near the boats to the left.











Some of the garden area, the Palace is often used now for parties and weddings.
















The main building of the Palace


















Not a bad place to have a dinner.














Us with a view of the City Palace in the background.














A closer look at the elephants.












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