Are you travelling to Udaipur this vacation? Have you decided the hotel? Let me take you through the luxurious and romantic Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur amidst the changing colours of Lake Pichola with Aravalli Hills in the background, which you have seen in movies like Octopussy and The Jewel in the Crown!
History of Taj Lake Palace
Jag Niwas was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II during 1743-1746, after his name on an island of Lake Pichola. It was built facing the east so that the inhabitants could worship the Sun at dawn and dusk.In 1971, The Taj group took over the management of the palace, hence it was renamed as Taj Lake Palace.
Adorned with white marbles, semi-precious stones in the interiors and gardens, fountains and pillars, the magnificent piece is an amazing architecture from history.
Facilities & Features of Taj Lake Palace
Offering you a wide-range of amenities like:
- 66 rooms and 17 suites offering scenic charm of Pichola, City Palace and Aravalli Hills.
- Luxury bath
- Smoking or non-smoking accommodation
- 24 hours in-room dining
- Spa, outdoor pools, bars
- Travel desk and car renting
- Currency exchange, safety lockers
- Medical support
You may dine inside any of the below:
Ideal for chit-chats with coffee, tea and light food. Also, you get the opportunity to taste vintage wines and cocktails.
The master chefs prepared European delicacies here, but it seasonally opens up at the rooftop offering the beautifier of Pichola and Arvallis!
Traditional Mewar dishes with local ingredients.
Gangaur & Pontoon
Ideal for romantic dates, these offer you food, prepared openly on boat-rides and floating platforms on Pichola!
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Things to do in Taj Lake Palace
You may experience the below while you visit the Taj Lake Palace.
1. City Palace
A historic monument made of marble and sand-stone which doesn't fail to mesmerize you with its architectural intelligence as well its in built museum showcasing the age old items used by the Maharanas.
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There are 22 vintage cars from the Maharanas era, including the Rolls Royce Phantom of 1934.
3. Bagore ki Haveli
An intelligent display of historic architecture, with 135 rooms, amazes you with the artwork and two intricate glass peacocks!
4. Boat Ride
While you are heading on a boat-ride, don’t forget to visit the Jag Mandir Island while you enjoy the changing colours of the Lake Pichola during sunset.
5. Heritage Walk
1000 year old Jain temples at Dilwara is where you are taken to on your heritage walk by the Seva Mandir to experience the historical artwork.
6. Sajjangarh Palace and Sanctuary
Historical monument with architectural marvel and along side is a sanctuary housing diverse wildlife.
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Prices range from INR 155000- 1078400, based on seasons!
How to Reach
Air - Fly to Udaipur airport and the hotel staff will escort you in a boat-ride from Pichola!
Train - To make your trip an experience of a lifetime, travel on the royal wheels of Palace on Wheels train, one of the most luxurious trains, offering you no less than Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur from cuisines of your choice, bar, spa, wifi, spacious rooms, medical support, library and everything!
Bus - Buses connect to all parts of the city, you may take luxury or state buses.
Ideal time is October to March, owing to the pleasant weather.
Place your bookings now with luxury trains to enjoy the most romantic date with your beloved!
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