Taj Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace

Grand Palace Hotel in Udaipur at Lake Pichola

Jag Niwas, constructed between 1743-1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, the 62nd custodian of House of Mewar, was used as a summer retreat by the Mewar Royal family over years until Maharana Bhagwat Singh, Mewar of Udaipur in 1963 converted it into a heritage hotel. A jewel floating in the middle of Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace is a building made of marble locally sourced from Rajnagar, brought in by bullock carts travelling 66 kms to Udaipur. Architecture influenced from Mughals, predominantly lead by Mewari techniques this heritage hotel in Udaipur has 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites. 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.  
 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 open only to resident guests. Signature speciality restaurants at this palace serve 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 being pampered as a royal at our Jiva Spa in Udaipur, with carefully created treatments drawn from the ancient wellness heritage of India, and the fabled lifestyle and savoir vivre of Indian royalty. This 5 star palace hotel in Udaipur at Lake Pichola continues the tradition of grand soirees and formal levees which were hosted here by the royal family of Udaipur. 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 planning 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
Show More Show Less
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.
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Luxurious rooms & suites with magnificent views of Lake Pichola, City Palace & the courtyard
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Four- & five-fixture bathrooms with luxury bath amenities
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Fine-dining speciality restaurants—Neel Kamal (Rajasthani, Indian) & Bhairo (European)
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Jharokha, 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant Amrit Sagar, a stylish bar
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour in-room dining
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Concierge & multilingual staff
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Heritage walks
  • serviceAmenities icon
    City tours
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Central location in historic Udaipur
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Meeting rooms fully equipped with facilities, Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Parking facility for up to 10 cars
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Boat rides on Lake Pichola
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour on-call doctor.
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Daily cultural program
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Close to the main shopping centres & historical monuments. 50 minutes from Domestic Airport.
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Yoga facilities
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Facilities for the disabled
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Jiva Spa
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Outdoor pool - Kids timings for pool 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Guest Rooms

SEE MORE

*Rates Exclusive of taxes

Awards

The Best Hotels in the World

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur ranked #3 in the The Best Hotels in the World category, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

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

Location

 

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur is conveniently located within touching distance to prominent tourist attractions in and around Udaipur. Our palace hotel in Udaipur is also the perfect destination for a blissful getaway from Delhi, Jaipur & Ahmedabad. Enjoy our warm hospitality and service that make you feel at home. Explore the all meals inclusive 4D Travel offer to plan your next stay.

Guest Speak

4.85/5
Excellent
2683
Mrinalini S.
5 days ago
Happy Revisit
This is our 2nd visit to this grand palace property. Though we have visited all of the 9 fabulous palace properties of Taj, this palace remains a sentimental favourite for me and my husband. As always, food by chef Babu Singh and Amar Singh was delicious. Service was excellent, a special mention of Savita of housekeeping, Amogh our butler and Ibanrishisha at Jharokha. A warm thank you to Rahul Mehta at the Front office and Prativa for showing us around. We enjoyed meeting Mr Bajaj of the Engineering department again. Our best wishes to all the wonderful staff and management of the Taj Lake Palace Udaipur. What we found remarkable and noteworthy was the fact that all the guests get the same warm and gracious treatment, irrespective of the category of the room occupied. We look forward to revisiting soon!
Jay
5 days ago
Truly 5 Star Experience. Could not ask for better.
My stay was amazing. Hotel grounds were beautiful. Facilities excellent. Food and restaurant experience top notch. Staff all very professional with special high marks for Prativa. Anything I asked Prativa for, I received quickly with a smile. Her help truly made my stay memorable.
6 days ago
Royalty feels
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur is not about luxury. It is more about Royalty. Knowing that it was built 270+ years ago and still is maintained so well makes the stay an experience. The dining rates are off the roof. The food is good but not worth the money. The room rent and food prices are not value for money.
Anjali C.
6 days ago
A Memory for a lifetime
From the time we arrived at the jetty for check in and till the time we reached back jetty for check out, I felt like a princess! Best hospitality given by Taj Lake Palace! I never thought that my experience will be that great. Thank you Taj for making our trip a memorable one which we will cherish for our lifetime. I wanted to Specially thanks to Prativa for making our stay even more luxurious. She was the best in performing her duties, starting from check in formalities to property visit to arranging special surprise for us to the check out. Thank you Prativa once again for making us feel very special. Also thanks to Mr Bheem from Jharokha restaurant for all his hospitality. He was best in making our lunch very special by recommending the best dishes. Thanks a lot Mr Bheem. Also a big thanks to Mr Mehta (manager) for all the special talks we did and making us feel special. Big thanks to all the people working in Taj Lake Palace. Thank you once again, we definitely look forward to visit again soon!
Hitesh P.
6 days ago
It was very excellent stay
ITS WAS A VERY PLEASENT VISIT TO YOUR HOTEL, IT WAS A WARM WELCOME GIVEN TO ME BY YOUR ALWAYS SUPPORTAIVE STAFF, THE AMBIENCE WAS EXCELLENT AND REALLY AWESOME. THE ROOM WAS GEORGEOUS AS ALWAYS, NOT TO FORGET THE FOOD WAS REALLY TASTY. THE ENVIROVEMENT IS REALLY AMAZING, FEEL LIKE STAYING IN YOUR PALACE FOR A LONGER TIME. THE STAFF IS VERY CORPORATIVE, MR NAVNEEET WAS GOOD AND VERY CORPORATIVE, ALSO MR. RHAUL THE FRONT MANAGER WAS NICE TO ME AN GREETED ME VERY WELL. MR KARTIKA AN NIMFIA TOOK ME TO THE ROOM, AND GAVE ME VERY WELCOME, ALSO THEY GIVE ME WELCOME DRINKS WITH ALL RESPECT THEM SHOWED ME THE PALACE AND OTHER THINGS, THE PALACE IS VERY NEAT AND CLEAN AND THE POOL SIDE WAS VERY EXCELLENT. WE CAN SEE THE ENTIRE VIEW OF THE PALACE. THE MOCKOTIAL WHICH I CALLED WAS AMAZING, ALSO THE FORK DANCE WAS EXCELLENT. MR NAVNEET ME UPGRATED ME IN THE SUIT FROM THE PALACE ROOM. WHICH WAS FABAVELOUS. MY MARRIAGE ANNIVERESERY WAS BROUGHT BY MS KARTIKA AND NIMFIA SENT BY MR NAVNEET. THEY GREETED ME VERY WELL, WHICH I CANNOT FORGET MY ENTIRE LIFE. THE BOATS RIDE WAS VERY EXCELLENT AND WAS A NICE EXPERIENCE TO GO ABOUT. MR DARGA RAM AN BHOOM SINGH WERE VERY GOOD RIDERS, THEIR RIDE WAS SAFE AND SMOOTH. VANTAGE CAR WAS FULL OF EXPERIENCE, THE DRIVER WAS GOOD. THE FOOD AT NEELKAMAL WAS VERY GOOD, MR VIJAY WAS KIND ENOUGH TO TAKE THE ORDER, ALL THE STAFF AND NEELKAMAL AND JAROKHA WAS SMART AND ALL WITH SIMILING FACES THEY GREETED. MR KRISHNA PAL ALSO VERY EXCELLENT STAFF AND VERY CORPORATIVE, THEIR SERVICE WAS GOOD AT THE TABLE ALSO VERY FAST. MR NILESH ALSO GOOD, MR BHOOM, JHEL AND MR ABHISHEK , MR HEMANT MR PANBAT ALL VERY GOOD STAFF. THE CHEF WAS ALSO VERY POLICATE, HE MADE NUTRIALA DISH FOR ME AS I WAS HAVING SOME HEALTH ISSUE, HE PROVIDED ME WITH FRESH COCONUT WATER, AFTER THAT I GOT SOME RELEIF. I WILL THANK TO ENTIRE STAFF FOR THEIR KIND HOSPILITY THEIR RENDERED TO ME DURING ME VISIT.