Taj Lake Palace
The young Prince, Maharana Jagat Singh requested his father, Maharana Sangram Singh II, if he could reside in the pleasure palace Jagmandir with his ladies. The Maharana did not give permission, but taunted his son that if he was so keen to stay in an Island Palace, why doesn't he build one for himself. It is this taunt that led to him building his own pleasure palace on Lake Pichola in the year 1743. The Maharana (ruler) called this palace which he finished building in 1746, Jag Niwas. Jag Niwas is today the majestic and magnificent Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur. Restored to its pristine glory, this spectacular palace became world renowned when the James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ was filmed at it. It was the secluded lair of the film’s eponymous Bond Girl. This heritage hotel has 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites. Its location on an island in the midst of a lake affords every room breathtaking views of the neighbouring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir. The incomparable location provides the perfect backdrop for the exquisite cuisines at the elegant restaurants of Taj Lake Palace. These are open only to resident guests. Signature speciality restaurants at this palace serves a choice of cuisines. Neel Kamal for authentic Rajasthani and other dishes from India; and the seasonally open-air Bhairo for contemporary European delicacies. In the evening, indulge in signature martinis, cocktails and a grand collection of premium international spirits at the bar, Amrit Sagar. Continue your being pampered as a royal at Jiva Spa, with a spa boat experience like no other. Carefully created treatments draw on the ancient wellness heritage of India, and the fabled lifestyle and savoir vivre of Indian royalty. This palace continues the tradition of grand soirees and formal levees which were hosted here by the royal family of Udaipur. Meetings and Incentives at Taj Lake Palace are like no where else in the world. Where else can you meet at a palace in the middle of a lake. And this most romantic of hotels, is the ideal venue for fairytale weddings and magical honeymoons. Known as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur, with its elaborate palaces, serene lakes, exotic temples and resplendent gardens, has a lot to offer. Our concierge would be happy to assist you in making arrangements, and plan a special tour of the city of lakes in one of our vintage cars.
- Check-in from 2:00 PM
- Check-out till 12:00 PM
- Early check-in and late check-out on request.
- We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International.
- Pets are not allowed.
- The Palace is a Resident only facility and all services and facilities are solely for our in house guests. The resident only policy is in place to ensure a tranquil experience for our guests.
Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
Luxurious rooms & suites with magnificent views of Lake Pichola, City Palace & the courtyard
Four- & five-fixture bathrooms with luxury bath amenities
Fine-dining speciality restaurants—Neel Kamal (Rajasthani, Indian) & Bhairo (European)
Jharokha, 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant Amrit Sagar, a stylish bar
24-hour in-room dining
Concierge & multilingual staff
Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
Central location in historic Udaipur
Meeting rooms fully equipped with facilities, Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
Parking facility for up to 10 cars
Boat rides on Lake Pichola
24-hour on-call doctor.
Daily cultural program
Close to the main shopping centres & historical monuments. 50 minutes from Domestic Airport.
Facilities for the disabled
Outdoor pool - Kids timings for pool 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Luxury Rooms offer princely-inspired décor with stunning views of the Lily Pond. Each room is unique in size and is adorned with traditional Indian silks and dark teak furniture.
Luxury Rooms have a princely-inspired décor with wooden lattice & araish work ceilings and discrete niches. They offer views of the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Each room is unique in size and is adorned with traditional Indian silks and dark teak furniture.
Palace Rooms have a princely-inspired décor with wooden lattice & araish work ceilings and discrete niches. They offer views of the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Each room is unique in size and is adorned with traditional Indian silks and dark teak furniture.
The Historical Suites present a welcoming ambience with marble floors, exquisite Rajasthani artwork and sheer fabrics, which enable crisp sunlight to enhance the beauty of each room. A four-poster bed, a sitting area overlooking Lake Pichola, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom make these suites ideal for the discerning leisure traveler. Suite Names are Rang Mahal, Sandhya & Sisarma Darshan.
Outfitted in impeccable designs, each of the Royal Suites are adorned with stained glass windows offering stunning views of the lake and the Aravali mountain range. Suite Names are Basant Bahar, Machla Magra, Jag Mandir Darshan & Aravali Darshan. Basant Bahar and Jag Mandir Darshan are interconnected.
The Grand Royal Suites are the epitome of royal grandeur. Each of these individually themed suites feature high ceilings, deeply-carved mouldings, ornate glasswork, and miniature paintings. Many rooms offers unique features: Jacuzzi tubs, marble clad bathrooms with switch-lite glass windows, rain-showers, original works of art, crystal chandeliers.
The Shambhu Prakash suite, named after the Maharana Shambhu Singh is remembered for his progressive reforms and welfare measures undertaken in the 1860s. This suite is furnished with high curved arches and has a European touch to its design. The adjoining balcony offers panoramic views of the lake and hills.
*Rates Exclusive of taxes
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur ranked #3 in the The Best Hotels in the World category, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019
Taj Lake Palace featured in the Top 10 Indian Palaces list by The Luxury Travel Bible in 2010.
Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Top 10 Hotels for Service list and the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in India list at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards USA in 2010.
Taj Lake Palace was ranked third in the Top 10 Hotels in India list at the Condé Nast Traveler USA Readers' Choice Awards in 2012.
Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Top 500 Best Hotels in the World list by Travel + Leisure in 2012.
Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Platinum Circle—a list of hotels that have made it to the Gold List for five consecutive years—by the Condé Nast Traveler USA in 2013.
Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Gold List and the Platinum Circle by Condé Nast Traveler USA in 2014.
Taj Lake Palace was rated the fifth Best Luxury Resort in the World by Booking.com guests in Booking's Best in 2015.
Taj Lake Palace was awarded The Best Luxury Hotel in India at the Lonely Planet Magazine Awards in 2015.
Taj Lake Palace was voted the fourth Best Hotel in India at the Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2015.
Travel and Leisure 2018 - Top 100 Hotels in the World - Ranked # 25 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Travel and Leisure 2018 - Top 10 Resort Hotels in Asia - Ranked # 10 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Travel and Leisure 2018 - Top 5 Resort Hotels in India - Ranked # 4 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Conde Nast Traveler UK Readers' Travel Awards 2018 - The World’s Top 100 - Ranked #38 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur