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Taj Lake Palace

Udaipur, India

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.

At a Glance

  • 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

  • This is a relatively small property which is incredibly popular - book early especially over peak periods

  • A great place for romantic dining - either by the lily pond or on a secluded terrace

  • A great arrival experience by boat

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Insider's View

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

Emma Mark

Insider's View

Book a Royal Suite for an extra special experience, more space and a more luxurious bathroom.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Head up to the Sunset Terrace after your dinner. A more romantic setting is hard to imagine.

Jessica Cator

Insider's View

Take advantage of the hotel's heritage tour of the palace, followed by the sunset cruise on beautiful Lake Pichola. You'll get a really good feel for the history of the location.

Clare Monro

Insider's View

The swimming pool has designated ‘kid times’ so every guest can enjoy its use.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Only guests can visit the Taj Lake Palace which leads to a very exclusive stay.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Taj Lake Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

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 artifacts, 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.

Accommodation

The Taj Lake Palace offers 83 rooms and suites consisting of 33 Luxury Rooms, 33 Palace Rooms, 10 Grand Royal Suites, 5 Royal Suites, 1 Royal Spa Suite and 1 Grand Presidential Suite. Rooms feature luxurious silks, painted murals, and beautifully carved wood furniture. All offer views over the lake and the Aravalli mountains in the distance. All rooms and suites include: plasma TV and DVD player, en-suite bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, 24 hour butler service, pillow menu, hairdryer, internet access, phone, minibar, safe and fruit platter.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Taj Lake Palace. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

The hotel boasts four wonderful restaurants serving Asian, Indian, contemporary western and Italian dishes. You can choose to eat either by the lily pond, poolside or rooftop. There are also private butlers on hand to arrange a private dining venue for you anywhere else you may prefer to create a very memorable experience.

Jiva Spa embraces a deep understanding of mind, body and spirit to make each individual feel relaxed, calm and rejuvenated through an assortment of treatments and exercises. The trained therapists use natural products in a peaceful setting to make you feel better.

Activities

The hotel offers complimentary use of the swimming pool. Boating excursions, cultural tours and spa treatments are charged at an additional cost. You can visit the spectacular Monsoon and City Palaces, the latter has a museum inside showcasing an impressive collection of ancient sculptures, curios, antiques and inscriptions.

Location & Directions

Udaipur, India

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 on Pichola Lake, and it is very close to the heart of the city, Udaipur

When to go

Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Taj Lake Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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