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The Taj Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is a dream of white marble and mosaic glistening in the moonlight, very reminiscent of the most beautiful tourist cliché in the world; the Taj Mahal. 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.

 

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli Mountains on one side of the lake, and lofty palaces on the other, the Taj Lake Palace spreads across a four-acre island – an almost surreal vision in marble. The Royal Butlers descendents of the original palace retainers look after all contemporary comforts and ensure that all guests are treated like Royalty.

Location - Lake Palace Hotel is located in Lake Pichola. It is 25 kms from Maharana Pratap Airport, 3 kms. from Udaipur Railway Station and 2 kms. from State Roadways Bus Stand.

 

Rooms and Suites

 

Shambhu Prakash
The Shambhu Prakash suite, named after the Maharana Shambhu Singh is furnished in impressive, opulent strokes and graced with high curved arches, exudes grandeur and a European touch. The adjoining terrace offers panoramic views of the lake and hills.

Grand Royal Suites
The Grand Royal Suites, the epitome of royal grandeur, offer you a tryst with the finest traditions and lifestyle of the rulers of the princely kingdoms of Rajasthan
 

Khush Mahal
Khush Mahal, tucked away to the rear of the palace, was once one of the two queens chambers. The spectacular suite with its aesthetically furnished interiors subtly divided by cusped arches is evocative of an understated elegance. An antique swing, suspended by decorative gleaming brass chains, invites you to sit back and enjoy the charm of this beautiful suite as coloured glass panels transform sunrays into a kaleidoscope of colours, infusing the room with an enchanting ambience.

Udai Mahal
Udai Mahal pays tribute to the illustrious and foresighted ruler Maharana Udai Singh II, who laid the foundations of Udaipur, on a cluster of hills near Lake Pichola in the mid-16th century. The exquisitely furnished suite, embellished with original miniature paintings, brocade panelling and antique ivory inlaid chairs create a regal world waiting to be savoured.

Sarva Ritu
Sarva Ritu or the ‘All Seasons' Suite is a seamless blend of royal living and contemporary luxury. The interiors are embellished with charming beds with decorative silver headboards, rich furnishings, a brilliant Waterford chandelier and engravings. The beauty of this suite has been enhanced by enclosing the corner chattri, once semi-open pavilion to enjoy the view and breeze, and adding a Jacuzzi in the snug space. With a flick of a switch, the glass panel changes from frosted to clear. So you can soak yourself in complete privacy with a drink and a spectacular view of the lake and mountains.

Kamal Mahal
Kamal Mahal or Lotus Palace alludes the beauty of the flower, traditionally regarded as a symbol of purity in India. The pristine beauty of the suite, with its select artefacts, paintings, furniture and carpets, conveys a warm and welcoming ambience. The Pichwai, a revered hand painted cloth traditionally crafted in Nathdwara to be hung behind idols, adds beauty to the suite.
 

Sajjan Niwas
The Sajjan Niwas suite, built by Maharana Sajjan Singh between 1874-1884, retains an old world charm in its lamps, portraits, glass mosaic inlay, traditional cloth fans, doors surfaced with mirrors and furniture. The bedroom of the suite, decorated with frescoes depicting the Hindu deity Krishna, is suffused with romance. The Sajjan Niwas Suite opens onto the Sajjan Terrace overlooking the lake with spectacular views of the Jagmandir Island and Aravallis.

Chandra Prakash
The Chandra Prakash Suite, the Luster of the Moon Suite, glows like a celestial orb with golden-yellow chandeliers and lamps softly lighting the decorative gilt mouldings, sinuously sculpted marble, fine fretted screens, floor inlaid with yellow, diamond-shaped tiles and the ceiling embellished with frescoes. Maharana Bhupal Singh held court in this august room in the 1930’s; making it the only suite to hold this honour.

Mayur Mahal
Mayur Mahal or Peacock Palace is inspired by the resplendent beauty of the iridescent blue, green and bronze hues of the peacock. In India the beautiful bird has traditionally been regarded as a symbol of royalty, love, fertility and the rains. Artistically crafted with glass mosaic peacock motifs embellishing the walls of this exquisite suite and its rich interiors create a regal ambience. The coloured glass window panels change the mood in the room with the shifting sunrays.

Jal Tarang
Jal Tarang evocative of the waves of water is a beautiful suite. Located at the lobby level it offers scenic views of the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola and the mountains. The colours of the sky and lake at sunset, lit as they are in myriad hues, can be savoured from this grand suite.
 

Sarva Shresth Suite
Sarva Shresth Suite, as the name suggests, is simply the best. The beautiful, spacious and elaborate suite encompasses the arrangement of a complete residence as it includes a living and dining room. Embellished with elegant and old-world artefacts and furniture, it offers guests a complete experience of staying in a palace.

Sandhya Suite
Sandhya or evening, a time suggestive of beauty and tranquillity is embellished in rich emerald green and royal blue. The suite is perfect for savouring sunsets that are always special by the side of the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola and the spectacular Aravalli mountains. The softened sunrays, slipping in through aquamarine window panes, light the ornate antique gilt furniture casting a magical ambience in the room. Guests can enjoy the changing colours of the sky and waters over spirits and entrée’s in the privacy of this beautiful suite.

Virkha
Virkha or rains, are specially precious in desert and semi-arid regions of Rajasthan. Clouds fill the skies, and the rain fall gently fills the lakes, transforming the land into soothing shades of green and infusing the air with a soft scent of damp earth. This elegant suite, embellished with local crafts and textiles, includes a sitting area and two balconies that offer guests panoramic views of the lake to enjoy the special season.

Basant Bahar
Basant Bahar, inspired by the spirit of the season of spring, is a luxurious suite. With a silk canopy over the decorative four poster bed, silk furnishings, rich carpet, miniature paintings and inlaid furniture, the suite offers a heady regal ambience as well as the ethereal beauty of spring. The suite also has scenic views of the lake and Jagmandir, the neighbouring island palace.
 

Aravali Darshan
The Aravalli Darshan, as the name suggests, offers a view of the Aravallis, the oldest fold mountains in the world that stretch 350 miles in a north-easterly slant through Rajasthan. Discover the pure beauty of nature with the spectacular panorama of the ring of mountains ensconcing the turquoise waters of Lake Pichola whilst staying at this elegant suite.

Machla Magra
Machla Magra as the name suggests offers a magnificent view of an unusual mountain that outlines the form of a fish. This wooded hillside was once a favourite hunting ground for the king, and even today the shooting box seen amidst its foliage recounts the days of royalty as does the stone city wall that gently meanders up the slope. The compact suite also offers views of the lake; of Jagmandir the neighbouring island palace; and the hills, that can be enjoyed from the snug alcove.

Jag Mandir Darshan
Jag Mandir Darshan offers a picturesque view of the Jagmandir island, a serene palace built by Maharana Karan Singh in about 1620. The Mughal prince Khurrram, later Emperor Shah Jehan, sought refuge in its soothing ambience in 1623 and it is said that inspired by the exquisite palace he later built the Taj Mahal at Agra.

Rang Mahal
Rang Mahal as the name suggests is suffused with colour. The bright and cheerful colours of the embellishments infuse the suite with joie de vivre. Created in one of the oldest parts of the palace, this lovely one beded suite having a treatment room (massage room) and its own private Jacuzzi, charmingly set in two levels offers scenic views and of Jagmandir, the neighbouring island palace.

   
 

Dining, Recreation Conference and Banquet Facilities

 

At the Taj Lake Palace, we offer a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving a mouth watering medley of traditional and contemporary favourites.

Amrit Sagar:
Sea of Nectar, a stylish bar is renowned for its fine selection of vintage wines, spirits, cigars and ‘sheeshas’. The bar has a refreshing indoor-outdoor ambiance, and a relaxed charm that invites guests to lounge during any time of the day.


Jharokha:
The informal all-day dining restaurant by the lake with it’s scalloped arches frame has splendid views of the lake and City Palace. Enjoy a contemporary fare from the extensive menu featuring a vibrant array of dishes from around the world.


Neel Kamal:
The fine dining restaurant overlooking the Lily Pond, bears a décor reminiscent of royal banquet halls. Elegant crockery and crystal complemet the rich upholstery and gilt embellished arches. The restaurant serves a delectable selection of local ‘Rajasthani’ fare, and other Indian favourites.


Dining Experiences:
The Royal Butlers can create magical dining moments wherever you desire – whether it is within the luxury of your suite, a sit down dinner by the Lily Pond; a romantic dinner on the Mewar Terrace overlooking the lake, dinner on the marigold decked royal barge or pontoon in the middle of the lake or a romantic dinner in the candle studded courtyard.

Recreation:
 Taj Spa offers an Indian Royal Spa experience. The treatment suites are embellished with heritage frescos evocative of the sensuous and romantic Rajasthani Royal leitmotif. Signature Taj Spa experiences draw form from ancient Indian technique of wellness and healing. Other than signature treatments the spa also offers the best in Indian aromatherapy, body scrubs and wraps, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation as part of the extensive menu.

Conference and Banquet :
At Lake Palace 01 room with a capacity ranging from 35 to 60 persons. The lily pond for outdoor functions, and the barge Gangaur for parties on the lake.

 

 

Hotel Facilities

 
  • Baby sitting service
  • Banquet facilities
  • Cocktail bar
  • Conference facilities
  • Currency exchange
  • Disabled facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lobby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking facilities
  • Private bathroom / Ensuite
  • Photocopying facilities
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
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