Like a mirage in the middle of the beautiful expanse of Lake Pichola is the magnificent palace formerly known as the Jag Niwas. Built between 1743 and 1746, the beautiful marble palace was the winter palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II of the royal dynasty of Mewar. The walls of this grand and beautiful masterpiece are made of white and black marble and adorned with semi-precious stones and ornamented niches. Elaborate gardens, fountains and pillared terraces adorn the interiors of the palace and magnificent courtyards where peacocks stroll by, recreate the magic of a bygone era. The Royal Butlers are descendants of the original palace retainers, serve guests with unforgotten grandeur and tradition.
The Lake Palace is world famous and has been the site for several iconic film shoots like the James Bond film, Octopussy. It has hosted distinguished and eminent personalities like Jacqueline Kennedy, Lord Curzon, Queen Elizabeth and Vivien Leigh. The Taj has painstakingly restored the palace to its former grandeur and beauty and it has now become one of the romantic destinations in the world.
The hotel offers 66 luxurious rooms and 17 grand suites, all retaining the original decor of the former palace. Every room offers breathtaking views of the lake that surrounds the property and the city of Udaipur in the distance. Sunsets and sunrises are a sight to behold here.
The hotel is also known for its signature speciality restaurants that serve dishes that once graced the royal tables. Head to Neel Kamal and enjoy authentic Rajasthani cuisine while admiring the beautiful surroundings. Bhairo, an open-air restaurant serves contemporary European delicacies. The hotel’s plush and elegant bar, Amrit Sagar serves an exotic selection of fine spirits, wines and exotic cocktails. The restaurants at the Taj Lake Palace are open only to resident guests.
The unique and breathtaking surroundings of the hotel make it a fairytale destination for social events and celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries and more. Continuing the palace tradition of holding grand soirees and formal events, the hotel caters to all requirements and makes every event unforgettable.
The city of Udaipur, also known as the Venice of the East has many elaborate palaces and serene lakes that make for amazing visits. Experience this magical city while staying at the best 5-star luxury hotel in Udaipur, the Taj Lake Palace.