Located in the middle of Lake Pichola, facing the city palace in Udaipur, the Lake Palace was built in the 1740s as a summer palace for the Maharaja Jagat Singh II. Constructed of white marble on a four acre island, the walls of the palace appears to float above the calm waters of the lake.
A private fast boat service connects the Lake Place with a jetty in the city palace, making access to the hotel quick and easy while ensuring complete privacy. The hotel boasts several restaurants as well as a bar, pool, spa and business centre, meaning you never have to leave. Most rooms have a view of the lake, either looking out on the city palace complex or the encircling Aruvali hills. All rooms are individually decorated and well equipped with all the amenities of a modern hotel.
Open: Taj Lake Palace is open all year.
Location: The Lake Palace is located in Pichola Lake in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Rooms: There are 66 rooms and 17 suites, all offering luxurious and spacious accommodation, modern facilities such as plasma screen TVs, DVD players, tea and coffee makers, high-speed internet access and en-suite bathrooms. They also have 24 hour butler service
Activities: Staff can lead guests on guided strolls around the palace. Cultural shows, astrological talks and cookery lessons are available to hotel guests. The hotel can arrange a variety of excursions including lake cruises, drives in vintage cars, mountain biking, jeep safaris, trekking and sightseeing trips. All can be arranged and paid for locally.
Facilities: The hotel has numerous terraces, rooms and alcoves for guests to explore. There is a lakeside swimming pool and partly shaded deck. The Jiva Spa offers aromatherapy, body wraps and scrubs as well as yoga and meditation and a jacuzzi. The hotel has chess and backgammon sets for guest to use and there is a games room with a pool table. There is a currency exchange and a laundry service. The hotel has a large choice of dining venues, including a floating pontoon on Lake Pichola, the Gangaur royal barge, the Mewar terrace, by the lily pond and the rooftop terrace. All offer a range of cuisines, including traditional Rajasthani. There is a bar.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in a variety of locations.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is high-speed internet access in guest rooms and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, which is paid for locally.
The hotel ha dedicated staff to clean Lake Pichola. They are very hot on water-saving & waste disposal. They also back schools & orphanages with medical aid. Their staff reward scheme for ideas related to the environment ensures that eco-responsibility stays high on their agenda.