Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

The extraordinarily beautiful Taj Lake Palace appears like a bejewelled lotus

Wonderful in every detail, the Taj Lake Palace was built between 1743 and 1746, and was originally a lake island palace named Jag Niwas after his highness Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar. Not surprisingly, it is a truly regal building, its gleaming, white marble façade rising from the surface of the lake topped by domes, arches and gilded detailing.

Inside, the public areas combine breathtaking views with eye-catching interiors. Intricately carved, pure white walls and ceilings stand above tiled floors - all punctuated by fountain courtyards, roof terraces and secluded corners.

The rooms too are utterly palatial. With frescoes and superb original features in abundance, they showcase the finest modern craftsmanship, yet never leave their heritage behind. In truth, they have to be seen to be believed - suffice to say that, with their beautiful décor, furniture and furnishings, they are fit for royalty.

Given its tranquil location and luxurious, personalised services, Taj Lake Palace is the ideal place to end a tour of Rajasthan – or an ideal base from which to explore the region.


Why we like it

  • All rooms and suites enjoy stunning views
  • This hotel appears to float on the tranquil waters of Udaipur's Lake Pichola
  • Fantastic location complements sublime cuisine in the four restaurants, which serve Asian, Indian, contemporary Western and Italian dishes
  • Rooftop pool surrounded by sun loungers
  • Jiva Spa offers signature treatments, Indian therapies, Indian aromatherapy, scrubs, wraps and beauty service

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