In a Nutshell

For many guests, a stay at the Taj Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur is a result of a life-long ambition, and the reality certainly doesn’t disappoint.

At a Glance

  • One of the most iconic hotels in India, if not the world
  • Amazing selection of suites, which we know well, so can advise on the one that is best for you
  • Take a boat out on the lake and have dinner on board
  • Superb cuisine and spa
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The Detail

The Lake Palace seems to float on the rippling waters of Lake Pichola and the views back to the impressive shoreline of Udaipur which contains the City Palace is one of the most picturesque you can find in India. The Lake Palace came into being because the then Maharana, Jagat Singh II, felt that the City Palace a little too public when he was courting the beautiful young ladies of Udaipur with decadent, moonlit picnics which were often too easily spotted by the chattering classes. Tongues started to wag, and as such he decided to construct a little palace in the middle of the Lake Pichola where he could tempt the young ladies for intimate parties, far away from prying eyes and gossiping so-and-so’s! It was completed in 1746 and named Jagat Niwas.

You are greeted on the banks of the lake and taken by small boat to the Lake Palace, where quite often a cascade of rose petals are thrown down from the roof (a traditional Rajput greeting). The Palace has a delighful inner courtyard, complete with lily pond and fountains, a welcome regal retreat. You also find a sun-catching swimming pool and a superb Jiva Grande Spa.

All rooms and suites have views over the lake, but we suggest getting room that looks back to the City Palace. They are ornately and richly furnished. It goes without saying that you won’t lack comfort. The Luxury Rooms are a tad on the small side, so it might be better opting for the Palace Rooms and up. The three Historic Suites offer more space, whilst the Royal and Grand Royal Suites are divine, offering the best views. Our pick is the Khush Mahal Suite, complete with swing and one multi-coloured wall that shimmers against the rising sun.

There are three restaurants, all of which are excellent. The Jarokha is the all-day dining restaurant. The fine-dining Neel Kemal offers specialist Indian cuisine, or try the roof-top Bhairo restaurant that serves up tasty European dishes.

Taj Lake Palace Hotel Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

Luxury India: Best of the Best

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur  

This is India done in style, using the very finest hotels in the top suites, private air charters to cut down on the long drives, and woven together with the most exclusive experiences.

16 days from £19955 p. p.

Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

Holy and Regal India: Varanasi & Rajasthan

Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

This is a perfect combination seeing the highlights of northern India; the evocative city of Varanasi and a private tour of the must-see sights of Rajasthan.

13 days from £2695 p. p.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands.

13 days from £2935 p. p.

Experiences

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.