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Taj Lake Palace

Udaipur, Rajasthan, 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.

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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

  • A great arrival experience by boat

  • 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

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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 Campbell

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.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

Charlotte Winter

Insider's View

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

Charlotte Winter

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 which feature luxurious silks, painted murals, and beautifully carved wood furniture. All offer views over the lake and the Aravalli mountains in the distance.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Taj Lake Palace. A children's program runs and abysitting 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, Rajasthan, India

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.

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 during cold winter months.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more color to the landscape.

October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.

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