The Lake Palace Udaipur is truly one of the wonders of Rajasthan. Built in the 17th century, it is one of the most luxurious and favoured hotels in India. Built in Lake Pichola on a solid foundation of four acres of rock. Located on the Jag Niwas Island on Lake Pichola, stands the magnificent Lake Palace of Udaipur. One of the most famous tourist attractions of Rajasthan, Lake Palace is a five star palace hotel that looks like it has stepped out of a fantasy world. It is spread over an area of 1.5 hectares right in the middle of Lake Pichola. It was built in the year 1743 by Maharana Jagat Singh. The Lake Palace was meant to be a summer retreat for the royal family.
Today, it is a summer retreat for all enthusiastic tourists who come to India to realize their fantasies. Set against a backdrop of the Aravali mountain range, the vision in white marble arises out of the turquoise waters of the lake. The stunning architecture and unique craftsmanship is what gives this Palace the look of a wonderland. One has to visit this magnificent palace to get a feel of the royal life that the Maharajas led over here. The architectural style is exquisite and gorgeous. It is a photographer’s delight and the surrounding serenity makes it even more beautiful.
The pleasant scene and lake surrounding the Lake Palace is what adds to the already existing beauty. Considered as one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, the Lake Palace looks stunning made out of white marble standing in the middle of the placid blue lake. There are 83 rooms and 17 suites in the Lake Palace that cater to the tastes of different individuals. Each room and suite has been based on different themes and has been decorated tastefully. The kitchens dish out the most sumptuous meals and cuisines that will leave you asking for more. So come to Lake Palace and live the magic!
The facilities for recreation and relaxation include a spa, aerobic workout room, game room, bookshop, private puppet shows, daily performances of local performing arts, and heritage champagne walks at the palace. The hotel also organises fireworks show on request. Swimming pool, mini gym, travel desk, car rental, shopping arcade, currency exchange safe deposit lockers, doctor on call and baby sitting are par for the course.
Outdoor activities that can be pursued during a holiday at the Lake Palace are jeep safari, horse riding, trekking, visits to various lakes, temples, forts and palaces, mountain biking and wildlife trekking. Guides are available.
The cuisine is nothing short of an experience by itself, ranging from the casual to the formal and fine dining. Conference and banquet facilities are available at the Lake Palace Hotel. Enjoy the food and wine at:
Amrit Sagar or Sea of Nectar is a stylish bar. With an indoor-outdoor setting, Amrit Sagar has a fine selection of spirits, vintage wines, cigars and ‘sheeshas’.
Rooftop open air restaurant with a magnificent view of the city, Bhairo has a cocktail menu and mouth-watering Asian fusion cuisine.