Taj Lake Palace
An original historic palace dating back to the 18th century. Over two and a half centuries ago, Maharana Jagat Singh II built a fairytale pleasure of white marble, glistening afloat the calm waters of Lake Pichola. His legacy, the Taj Lake Palace, is considered one of the world's most romantic hotels. Voted as one of the most romantic hotels floating in the middle of Lake Pichola, where guests arrive at the Palace on a boat.
After the young prince, Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, was caught frolicking at moonlight picnics with ladies of the 'zenana (the private chambers of the court) built his own pleasure palace on Lake Pichola. The Maharana (ruler) called this palace, which he built in 1746, Jag Niwas. Jag Niwas is today the magnificent Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur. Restored to its pristine glory, this spectacular palace became world-renowned when the James Bond film 'Octopussy' was filmed at the hotel. It was the secluded lair of the film's eponymous Bond Girl.
This heritage hotel has 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites. Its location on an island in the midst of a lake affords every room breathtaking views of the neighboring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills, and Jag Mandir. The incomparable location provides the perfect backdrop for the exquisite cuisines at Taj Lake Palace's elegant restaurants. These are open only to resident guests. Signature specialty restaurants at this palace serve a choice of cuisines. Neel Kamal for authentic Rajasthani and other dishes from India; and the seasonally open-air Bhairo for contemporary European delicacies. Indulge in signature martinis, cocktails, and a grand collection of premium international spirits at Amrit Sagar bar in the evening.
Continue your being pampered as a royal at Jiva Spa, with a spa boat experience like no other. Carefully created treatments draw on India's ancient wellness heritage and the fabled lifestyle and savoir vivre of Indian royalty. This palace continues the tradition of grand soirees and formal levees hosted here by Udaipur's royal family. Meetings and Incentives at Taj Lake Palace are like nowhere else in the world. Where else can you meet at a palace in the middle of a lake? And this most romantic of hotels is the ideal venue for fairytale weddings and magical honeymoons. Known as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur, with its elaborate palaces, serene lakes, exotic temples, and resplendent gardens, has a lot to offer. The concierge would be happy to assist you in making arrangements and plan a special tour of the city of lakes in one of the vintage cars.
Another re-creation from the royal past is the exclusive palace butler service. Private butlers can assist you with competent professional advice on anything from a historical introduction to the monuments, selection of cuisines, and customized spa treatments. In addition, the Palace butlers can arrange a variety of intimate dining experiences at many romantic settings: Saanjh for a cocktail, sit down dinner at Lily Pond, exclusive intimate cocktail snacks, entertainment and dinner on the Gangaur - The Royal Historic Boat, romantic dinner on various terraces of the Palace overlooking the lake Pichola. Gangaur Barge / Unique Dining Experiences: Mewar Terrace, Lily Pond / Sajjan Terrace/ Sarva Shreshtha Terrace / Sunset Boat cruise / Heritage walk of the Palace, Cultural dance performance.
The Jiva Spa - Set against the stunning Aravalli mountains' backdrop, the Taj Lake Palace is a spectacular royal architecture vision in white marble. Floating in the middle of a lake, a prince originally built this hotel as his own private abode. The luxurious suites offer an experience par excellence, and needless to say, a holiday here is bound to linger in your mind for days to come. Experience a blend of classic therapies that help you achieve inner peace and a soothing state of mind.