Lake Palace Udaipur
in this Section :
Fast facts, Brief history, Lake Palace Overview,
Speciality, Facilities and Services and Accessibility.
Udaipur, Southern Rajasthan
352 kms from Jaipur city
Best Time To Visit :
October to March
Lake Palace was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II, in the year 1754. The
Maharana during those days had very cordial relations with the Mughal kings.
The Maharana's predecessors, seeking an opportunity, invited the local
craftsmen who were responsible for making some great buildings for the
Mughals. There was not any other better place other than this small island,
on which the palace stands today. The palace, once built, served as the
summer resort for Maharana's successors. This marvellous palace in the
twentieth century evolved into a luxury resort hotel. Now in contract with
Indian hotels, the palace is managed by the Taj Group of Hotels.
Lake Palace - Overview
Udaipur is bounded in the west by Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar. Lake
Pichola is spread more towards the south west of the city. In the middle of
this lake is a small island called Jagniwas Island. The Jagniwas Island, as
it exists at present, is what people know as the Lake Palace. The palace
represents a luxury resort in the middle of the lake at Udaipur, accessible
by boat or a chopper. This private residence of the royal family of Mewar is
one of the world's widely acclaimed luxury hotels. The floating palace,
overlooking the distant city, in the deep blue waters of the lake is one
site tourists do not easily forget.
What's So Special
The unique location is the key factor of the beautiful lake palace.
Floating in the clear water, cut off from the rest of the city and
approached by a boat makes it the most romantic place around. Such is the
beauty of the place that it got featured in one of the James Bond movies.
With ripples in the water and the magnificent reflection of the palace one
has very little chances of resisting the charm.
The palace, like many other princely
constructions, features the grandiosity of the place. The palace houses 83
rooms, including the regal suites. These rooms are furnished with the best
available in Rajasthan - there is exquisite furniture, textiles, handicrafts
and more. The architecture resembles popular Rajputana and Mughal style.
Besides elegant rooms, there are banquet rooms, bars, restaurants and even a
The rooms of the palace are known to provide some breath taking views of
the surrounding lake. The palace hotel is one of the most romantic places in
the state and at large.
Facilities and Services
Butler Service, Built in Room Safe, Bank and Money Exchange, Shopping
Arcade, Royal Spa, Travel Desk Services, Car Rental, Multimedia Equipments,
Domestic and International Dialing Service, Multi Cuisine Restaurants,
Banquet Halls, Bars, Swimming Pool.
Reaching Lake Palace
Udaipur is connected to the cities of Rajasthan and the adjacent ones by
roads, railways and connecting flights. National Highway No.8 connects the
place with the national capital - Delhi. Provided in the city are railway
station and bus stands. Airport is 25 kms far, railway station - 3 kms and
bus station is 2 kms away from the palace.
Lake Palace Tour Packages
Features : A luxury train
tour takes you along the major cities of Rajasthan. The travel will be
restricted to the late night hours to give you enough time to explore
the destinations. Towards the end of the tour you will reach Udaipur.
Umaid Bhawan, royal cenotaphs and the fort are some of the attractions
you will find yourself at. Tour plan will be Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer,
Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agrai.
Features : This tour gives
you the best romantic places in India. There will be two days stay at
the romantic hotspot Udaipur. Make a good of your time at Rang Niwas
Palace Hotel. The tour plan will be Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Pushkar,
Udaipur, Narlai, Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Gajner, Bikaner, Shekhavati.
Features : This tour arranges
for the visit to the famous tourist destination of Rajasthan - Udaipur.
You will get to explore the popular City Palace at Udaipur, and more.
The stay at Udaipur will be for one day and the tour will proceed from
here to further destinations. Places to be visited include Delhi,
Mandawa, Bikaner, Pokharan, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur,
Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Sawai
Madhopur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orcha, Khajuraho, Varanasi.
Features : This tour gives
you two days stay at Udaipur city. The tour begins from Delhi and
traverses the regions of Agra, Rajasthan and finally concludes at
Mumbai. You will get ample opportunities to reach the popular
attractions at Udaipur, including City Palace, Lake Palace and more. The
tour plan will be Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Osian, Udaipur,
Features : This one months
package takes you to a number of tourist places in several Indian
states. The tour features the most sought after destinations by the
tourists. The tour starts from Delhi city and concludes at Mumbai.
Udaipur is one of the major cities covered in the tour. You will be
visiting the attractions here including the City Palace, Jagdish Temple,
Sahelion Ki Bari and more.