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Taj Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace

After the young prince, Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, was caught frolicking at moonlight picnics with ladies of the ‘zenana (the private chambers of the court)’, he built his own pleasure palace on Lake Pichola. The Maharana (ruler) called this palace which he built 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.

Hotel Highlights
18th Century Historic Palace
Floating in the Middle of a Lake
Exclusive Palace Butler Service
Royal Historic Boat Romantic Dinner
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Amenities
Hotel Policies
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
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    Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
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    Luxurious rooms & suites with magnificent views of Lake Pichola, City Palace & the courtyard
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    Four- & five-fixture bathrooms with luxury bath amenities
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    Fine-dining speciality restaurants—Neel Kamal (Rajasthani, Indian) & Bhairo (European)
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    Jharokha, 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant Amrit Sagar, a stylish bar
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    24-hour in-room dining
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    Concierge & multilingual staff
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    Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
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    Heritage walks
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    City tours
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    Central location in historic Udaipur
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    Meeting rooms fully equipped with facilities, Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
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    Parking facility for up to 10 cars
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    Boat rides on Lake Pichola
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    24-hour on-call doctor.
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    Daily cultural program
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    Close to the main shopping centres & historical monuments. 50 minutes from Domestic Airport.
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    Yoga facilities
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    Facilities for the disabled
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    Jiva Spa
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    Outdoor pool - Kids timings for pool 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Awards

Condé Nast Traveller
Taj Lake Palace was awarded Best Hotel in Asia and was featured in the Sixth Annual Gold List by Condé Nast Traveller UK in 2010.
The Luxury Travel Bible

Taj Lake Palace featured in the Top 10 Indian Palaces list by The Luxury Travel Bible in 2010.

TripAdvisor Travelers’

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.

Readers' Choice

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.

Travel + Leisure

Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Top 500 Best Hotels in the World list by Travel + Leisure in 2012.

Condé Nast Traveler USA

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.

Ministry of Tourism India
Taj Lake Palace was awarded the National Tourism Award in the Five Star Deluxe category by the Ministry of Tourism India
Condé Nast Traveler USA

Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Gold List and the Platinum Circle by Condé Nast Traveler USA in 2014.

Booking.com

Taj Lake Palace was rated the fifth Best Luxury Resort in the World by Booking.com guests in Booking's Best in 2015.

Lonely Planet Magazine

Taj Lake Palace was awarded The Best Luxury Hotel in India at the Lonely Planet Magazine Awards in 2015.

Travellers’ Choice

Taj Lake Palace was voted the fourth Best Hotel in India at the Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2015.

Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2018

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

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Guest Speak

4.4/5
Excellent
4022
Breakfast 4.8
Vibe 4.8
Location 4.7
Food 4.6
Bar 4.5
Amenities 4.5
Service 4.4
WiFi 4.3
Room 4.2
Comfort 2.1
Marzio C.
5 days ago
Romantic gateway on idyllic lake
The Lake Palace is a almost like a floating dream...from the moment you step out of the boat to the end of your stay you feel like being in a different dimension or realm. The flute music in the air, the birds chirping and tweeting, the silvery reflections of the water all combined together create a unique place. We really enjoyed every moment: including the sunrise yoga (and we are not yoga enthusiasts). The tours were also very well managed and hour tour guide went beyond the usual path: my wife and I are both lawyers and we really enjoyed the fact that our guide decide to make an extra stop at a voting station (extremely interesting). We were celebrating my wife's birthday and we felt so pampared: cake, umbrella and a snapshot taken in our our room upon arrival was not enough...coming back for our night sleep our picture had been printed, put in a nice frame and placed on our nightstand. How lovely and elegant. On our second night we were even upgraded to a suite...which we loved. We will treasure every moment we spent at the Lake Palace and we will recommend a visit to any of our friends who are interested in the area. A special word of gratitude to Mr. Navneet Singh who assisted us throughout our stay.
Vinod J.
5 days ago
Unique Experience!
It was an awesome experience. Family and kids loved the stay. The chirps of the birds in there made us escape the felling of being in a city. Most importantly staff was very courteous.
Helen C.
6 days ago
Mrs Helen C.
I had the most wonderful time at the Taj lake palace The most wonderful place to stay I was upgraded and loved everything about my experience I your beautiful palace THANKYOU to all Best wishes Helen C.
Nikita S. M.
6 days ago
A completely out of the world royal experience !
A Royal Experience ! To start with our warm welcome with the showering of rose petals, making us feel very comfortable at every point. The warmth in each and every staff member while conversing. Taking care of us just like any mother would with their children-this is when sameer and me were hurriedly heading for city palace next day, early morning without having our breakfast, when Pramod came in and he asked us whether we had breakfast and we said we were in a hurry and would come back and eat and he was like atleast have fruits and we were like we would be back and eat and he still insisted on carrying a banana with us. Such a kind gesture. To top it all when Sandeep gifted us with our photo frame and we kept it in our room until our stay, we felt like it was our own home. It felt like our own personalised bedroom! A very big and warm thank you to each and every person from Sameer and Me ♥️