Amidst Lake Pichola, on Jag Niwas Island, Udaipur
Best Time to visit
Between the months of October and March
Popular as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is one of the top tourist destinations of Rajasthan. The city boasts of several attractions that are evidence of a number of historical happenings of bygone era. One of the most important places of interest to visit in Udaipur is Lake Palace; listed among the most iconic and striking palaces of the state.
The palace is eye-catching, put-up amidst the Lake Pichola, which is one of the largest and oldest lakes of Udaipur. To reach the palace one needs to take a boat, always available near the lake. Moreover, now the Lake Palace has been transformed into a luxurious hotel that is counted among the most romantic hotels in India. The palace hotel marks a great combination of old regal charm and modern comforts. The awe-inspiring view of Lake Pichola and magnificent Aravalli hills add on to the beauty of Lake Palace.
History and Legend
Lake palace in Udaipur was constructed under the supervision of Maharana Jagat Singh II who was the 62nd ruler of the dynasty of Mewar. Settled amidst the Lake, the palace was like a pleasure spot for him.
Formerly, the palace was popular as Jag Niwas, named after the Maharana’s name. History of the palace is related to the time when Jagat Singh II used to spend leisure time on the Lake Palace of Jag Mandir. Later, he built his own palace on the Lake Pichola. The palace was one among the other four spectacular islands on the lake namely Mohan Mandir, Arsivilas and Jag Mandir. It took three years to build this palace from 1743-1746.
Later in 1963, the palace was altered into a luxurious and romantic hotel by Maharana Bhagwat Singh. In 1971, Lake Palace hotel was tied with chains of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in order to maintain the royal tradition of hospitality.
Lake Palace, Udaipur is a masterpiece of brilliant architecture that showcases striking white marble building with notable courtyards, terraces, gardens and fountains. The conversion from palace to hotel was originally commissioned by Bhagwat Singh and was designed under the direction of an American artist, Didi contractor.
Now transformed into a luxury hotel, the palace has various rooms that are notified as Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal, Dhola Mahal, Khush Mahal and Bada Mahal. All the rooms are exquisitely designed with crystal artworks and stained glass works. There are also wonderful paintings which date back to the ancient era.
The Lake Palace hotel, Udaipur
Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur is one of the romantic hotels in the world. Being under the chain-line of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, the palace hotel offers you world class amenities. The luxury hotel boasts of elegant interiors, spacious rooms and en-suite spacious washrooms alluring a lot of Indian as well as International visitors.
The supreme palace hotel has everything that any luxury traveler would want. There are total 66 rooms and 17 suites from where guests can enjoy impressive views of Lake Pichola and imposing Aravalli hills.
The rooms here fall in five categories namely Palace rooms, Luxury rooms, Royal suites, Grand Royal suites and Grand Presidential suites. Like the luxury rooms, the palace hotel has also taken good care in dining options for its guests. You can relish the flavors of Indian, Asian, Western and Contemporary cuisines.