The Taj Lake Palace is a world famous luxury hotel that sits exclusively in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. With the lake and backdrop of the Aravalli mountains the palace has the most unique of settings and is an unforgettable experience.
Very unique lake location and historical building
You can only visit this property if you are a hotel guest so the property feels very exclusive indeed
A great arrival experience by boat
This is a relatively small property which is incredibly popular - book early especially over peak periods
Probably one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Udaipur’s 250-year old Taj Lake Palace offers guests a unique blend of serenity and opulence. The exquisite white marble palace, which appears to float on the still waters of Lake Pichola was built in the 18th century on a natural foundation of four acres of rock by Maharana Jagat Singh II.
The hotel is reached by boat and offers 83 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with fabulous views overlooking the lake and the Aravalli mountains. Rooms are adorned with elegant old-world artefacts, furniture and glass mosaics giving a truly luxurious feel.
The Lily Pond Courtyard is perfect place for al fresco dinners along with theme events on the Mewar Terrace. You can also take lake trips on the ceremonial barge for exclusive parties.
Despite being on its own small island, has plenty of facilities such as the beautiful swimming pool, Jiva spa and two restaurants offering both Indian and international cuisine. The hotel will be happy to arrange cultural excursions to explore Udaipur and the surrounding area or even a spa experience on the spa boat which can sail to calm and scenic spot on the lake.
This property is perhaps Rajasthan's most iconic hotel and an amazing choice to experience Udaipur in style.
When to visit
For the best experience of the Lake Palace visit before March - Lake Pichola is a man made lake and relies on a good monsoon each year
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli Mountains on one side of the lake and lofty palaces on the other, Taj Lake Palace spreads across a four-acre island on Pichola Lake, and it is very close to the heart of Udaipur.
Udaipur is the nearest airport and is served by internal flights from Delhi and Mumbai. Fly into Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Udaipur. From there, Taj Lake Palace is a 40-minute drive from the airport, followed by a 5-minute boat ride from the shores of Lake Pichola.
Hiking Experience near Udaipur
Discover a different side to Rajasthan on a hike through the Aravelli Hills near Udaipur. On this 7km (4mile) hike pass by small tribal villages, through agricultural fields and end at Badi Lake where you will stop for a light snack and take in the views.
Jaipur - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur
Jaipur is awash with craftsman and artisans which make an amazing wander through the streets unforgettable. You will enjoy the sights with a personal guide.
Jodhpur - Mehrengarh Fort
Evening private tour of Mehrengarh Fort with Museum curator, dinner is included.
Udaipur - Explore Udaipur
Udaipur is one of India's most scenic and romantic cities. On a half day experience with a guide, you will explore the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari 'Garden of Maidens'.
Udaipur - Meal at Bhairo (Taj Lake Palace)
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Bhairo on the rooftop at the Taj Lake Palace.
Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride
Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.