Taj Lake Palace, Rajasthan, India



Rajasthan is almost the state of desert and you can hardly imagine being amidst the waters all the time. However, in its famous city of Udaipur, the oasis of the Taj Lake Palace that is built exactly in the heart of the freshwater Lake Pichola has made that dream possible. Stretching on the surface of the lake waters, this is the Taj heritage fully draped in white marble as well as mosaic shimmering at night that will surely make you recall the incredible Taj Mahal when you glance at it for the first time. Regarded as the India’s most dreamy hotel, this now luxury of Taj family was once the royal home of the Maharana Jagat Singh II of the royal reign of Mewar, who are said to be Sun God’s descendants.

Built in the mid 18th century and well established next to splendid Aravalli Mountains seen from the lake’s one side as well as tall palaces from the other side, this palace extends on the Jag Niwas island’s natural foundation. Obviously, there is no doubt that you will be treated here like a royal and that all your comforts are ensured by the descendants of the original royal butlers. The Taj Lake Palace is nestled in the historical district and so is close the famous attractions such as the Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, and City Palace. Boating facility at the jetty takes the guests to and from the palace.

Rooms

There are 83 guest rooms on 2 floors all of which have balconies offering lake or garden vista as well as fireplaces. Among the other amenities, you can expect desk, sofa bed, TV, pay movies, satellite channels, voice mail, direct-dial phone, multi-line phones, climate control, fan, AC, curtain, wireless Internet access, complimentary newspaper as well as bottled water, safe, mini bar, separate sitting area, refrigerator, shower/tub combination, slipper, bathrobes, designer toiletries, bidet, bathroom phone, extra towels/bedding, bathroom scale, handheld showerhead, mirrors, sewing kit, in-room childcare (surcharge), trouser press, welcome amenities, iron/ironing board, crib, turndown service at night, housekeeping, and wake-up call.

Amenities

• Airport transportation (surcharge)  • Limo or Town Car service  • Parking (free)  • Parking (secure)  • Valet parking  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Coffee in lobby  • Fireplace in lobby  • Ballroom(s)  • Banquet facilities  • Event catering  • Business center  • Business services  • Cell phone/mobile/computer rental  • Currency exchange  • Multiple small meeting rooms  • Multilingual staff  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  • Audio-visual equipment  • Internet access in public areas – surcharge  • Internet access – wireless  • Technology helpdesk  • Tour assistance  • Laundry facilities  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • 24-hour front desk  • Concierge desk  • Babysitting or child care  • Restaurant(s) in hotel  • Room service (24 hours)  • Lounge  • Coffee shop or café  • Express check-in and check-out  • Floor butler  • Gift shops  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Medical aid  • Security guard  • Porter/bellhop  • Shoe shine  • Umbrella

Recreation

• Full-service health spa  • Massage – spa treatment room(s)  • Steam room  • Sauna  • Spa tub  • Swimming pool – outdoor  • Hair salon  • Beauty services  • Arcade/game room  • Patio  • Video library  • Picnic area  • Fitness facilities  • Boat launch and bating  • Yoga classes/instruction  • Hiking/biking trails  • Bicycle rentals  • Running track/path  • Horse riding/rental  • Bird watching

Restaurants

The Taj Lake Palace incorporates all types of dining right from formal to casual all of which features a plethora of delicious culinary menus along with the soothing beverages.

On the rooftop is the open-air restaurant called Bhairo that ensures great vistas of the lake’s shimmering waters along with the lit palace of the Mewar king. Its hit menu list involves the modern European cuisine that is very mouthwatering due to the flavors added by the master chefs. Be in the formal attire here.

An informal international experience is guaranteed by Jharokha that is situated by the lake. Even here you can enjoy the lake as well as the palace vistas via the frame of scalloped arches. A true gourmet here will surely admire the modern international fare.

Neel Kamal is for savoring the local and more Indian delicacies. Looking over the pond, this is a superb dining restaurant boasting a décor of the imperial banquet halls. Crystals, crockery, rich upholstery, and gold arches add to the great royal ambiance.

Finally, the Royal Butlers offer memorable dining experiences in your suite, on the Mewar terrace, by the Lily Pond by sitting on the ground, on the marigold barge, and in the middle of the lake.

Rates

From $398 per night.

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