The Gul Mahal on Jag Mandir, Pichola Lake, Udaipur
Photographer: Baudesson, O.S.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Gul Mahal on Jag Mandir, Pichola Lake, Udaipur, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by O.S.Baudesson in 1882.
Jag Mandir is a pleasure palace built on an island in Lake Pichola at Udaipur. It was built in the Mughal style and completed under Maharana Jagat Singh I (r.1628-1652) in the middle of the 17th century. Gul Mahal, the earliest and largest part of Jag Mandir, is a small sandstone pavilion with three circular domed chambers, one above the other, entered through a columned hall. Two marble chhatris with sloping cornices rise above the main facade.