Taj Lake Palace

Post Box No. 5, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313 001, India
(5 star hotel)
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Most romantic hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 18, 2008

A resplendent creation in marble sparkling amid the calm waters of the Lake Pichola, (Udaipur), is an ideal getaway for those with a penchant for everything rare and extravagant. Built under the patronage of Maharana Jagat Singh, this erstwhile summer residence of the rulers of Mewar is over two and a half centuries old. Arrive at The Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur by boat. Leave behind the mundane. Relax in your royal nook. Venture out and take your time believing the panoramic view. Celebrate the artistry of slender carved columns and delicately filigreed screens. Indulge in the delectable fare from the kitchens of our skilled chefs. Have the time of your life.

The Lake Palace Hotel Lake Palace, Udaipur, originally known as Jag Niwas, was built in 1754 by Maharana Jagat Singh II who gave his name to this elegant building. Originally built as a cool summer retreat for the royal family, it is now a modern luxury hotel. This expansive building covers an area of about four acres including beautiful tress and gardens. The suites in the old part of the palace are spectacular - coloured glass windows, cool white marble and mosaic work are amongst some of the treasures on which to feast your eyes.

Unique Quality: Property Amenities

* 24-hour front desk
* Airport transportation (surcharge)
* Number of rooms: 83
* Number of floors: 2
* Bar/lounge
* Beauty services
* Coffee shop or café
* Picnic area
* Poolside bar
* Porter/bellhop
* Restaurant(s) in hotel
* Room service (24 hours)
* Sauna
* Shoe shine
* Shopping on site
* Spa tub
* Steam room
* Swimming pool - outdoor
* Tour assistance
* Video library
* Wedding services

Room Amenities
* Internet access - wireless
* Fireplace
* Balcony
* Climate control
* Ceiling fan
* Complimentary newspaper
* Bidet
* Makeup mirror
* Sewing kit
* Child care (in room, surcharge)
* Trouser press
* Iron/ironing board (on request)
* Sofa bed
* Cribs (infant beds) available
* Smoking rooms


Neel Kamal - Fine dining restaurant featuring Indian cuisine. Crested china, fine crystal, embroidered linens. Décor highlighted by floral frescos and walls finished in araish. Overlooks the lily pond courtyard.

Ganguar Boat - Antique royal barge featuring regal decor. Diners cruise around Lake Pichola for a candlelit dinner accompanied by sitar music.

In addition to an outdoor pool, steam room, spa tub, and fitness room, the Taj Lake Palace offers a full-service health spa, camel rides, elephant rides, and other unique recreational opportunities.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site; fees may apply.

* Swimming
* Boating
* Boat launch
* Yoga classes/instruction
* Running track/path
* Bicycle rentals
* Hiking/biking trails
* Horse riding/rental
* Bird watching

The information on this listing is provided by the hotel/resort. Public-area and accommodations amenities listed are subject to change without notice and may not be available upon arrival. Property features and photos are meant for illustrative purposes; actual appearances and details may vary.

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lake palace hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 24, 2007

one of the most expensive hotels in india ,the most important thing for me was i got my one day stay here for US$525.00 for one day stay. the room was very romantic and filled with marble floor and dinner was good .a much is written and said about this palace but staying here is priceless.

Unique Udaipur experience

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 23, 2007

The hotel is located in the middle of a man-made lake in Udaipur. The Taj group recently renovated the hotel, providing modern amenities while maintaining the romantic charm of this unique location. For dinner one night, we ate on the palace boat while touring the lake that the royal family used over 100 years ago. A rare experience with a first class and very attentive hotel staff.

Unique Quality: The palace is located in the middle of a large lake and commands views of the city and other palace locations.

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Maharaja-feeling from dawn to dusk

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 31, 2006

Already when looking at the Lake-Palace Hotel one seems to be in a fairytale:about 500m distant from the shore in the city center of Udaipur, a small boat is taking the guests to the Palace-Hotel, where you will be greeted with a necklace of flowers and a cold drink.
Conceived in romance, the palace was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar – believed to be descendants of the Sun God
Everything here seems to be a bit unreal, the palace-rooms, refurbished and functioning now as lobby, library and restaurant as well as the beautiful guest rooms in typical indian style. A very special experience is the palace garden with its many tropical flowers and the restaurant, facing the garden.The whole structure is made of white marble. A special experience the modern swimming-pool with its own small park in lush green colours.
The only thing one has to get accostumed with áre the 1000s of blackbirds, occupying the whole garden from subset to the next early morning, creating an unbelievable noise !

Unique Quality: Unparalleled location in the middle of Lake Pichola, Udaipur

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Beautiful women scattered rose petals at our feet!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 18, 2005

In October 2004 our only complaint was that the lake was rather low. But that enabled us to race our camels across the lake bed! Most excellent service.

Be sure to take a day trip to the beautiful Jain temple at Ranakpur.

Unique Quality: A beautiful marble palace in the middle of a lake.

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Stay with Royal History of Mewar

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 27, 2002

"Lake Palace" A palace in Pichola Lake.
A Star Hotel managed by Taj Groups of Hotel.

Unique Quality: Luxury and Royal stay in Heart of Lake City Udaipur.

Directions: Front of Famous City Palace Complex.

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Lake Palace, the Taj Hotel in Udaipur

by written on October 31, 2002

The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters of the Pichola like an elegant fantasy in white marble. The palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acers of rock. It was initially called Jaginwas after its founder Maharana Jagjit Singh . The Maharana, ruler of Jaipur from 1628 to 1654, was very friendly with Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and encouraged his craftsmen to copy some of the glories of his incomparable buildings at Agra. The successive rulers used this cool haven as their

summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards. These courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and gardens all add to its impressive image. The rooms are decorated with cusped arches, inland stones of pink, and green lotus leaves and painted mirrors. apartments like the Bada Mahal, Kush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and Dhola Mahal. All enhance the romance of the elegant setting. Among the facilities available are swimming pool, conference hall and a bar. Other events of recreation organised here are excursions in and around and a bar other events of recreation organised here are excursions in and around Udaipur .

Unique Quality: Lake Palace houses 84 rooms including 17 beautiful suites and 53 Deluxe rooms. The rooms and the suites of the hotel are beautifully designed; each having a particular theme & decorated with textiles and handicrafts of the region. The royal banquet rooms are now reception rooms, bars and restaurants. Apartments names the Bada Mahal, Khush Mahal, Sajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and the Dhola Mahal add to the romantic setting and give a taste of the regal splendor of a bygone era , they also boast of a Restaurant, a coffee shop and a well appointed lobby with jewellery and souvenir shops. This expansive building covers an area of about 4 acres including beautiful trees and gardens. Cuisine of the most mouth-watering variety brought to life by our skilled chefs. Be honored and indulged as befits royalty.
Offers Online Reservation.

Directions: Rajasthan, India

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Luxury on the Lake

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 6, 2002

Hotel Lake Palace

Unique Quality: This palace, built in the 18th century, was used by the rulers of Mewar as a summer resort. Today it is a world famous luxury hotel. It was used in the James Bond movie 'Octopussy'.

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Address: Post Box No. 5, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313 001, India

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Amenities at Taj Lake Palace

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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