Taj Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

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.

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.
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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

Guest Rooms

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*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

Guest Speak

4.7/5
Excellent
3881
Vibe 4.8
Service 4.8
Location 4.8
Breakfast 4.7
Food 4.6
Bar 4.6
Amenities 4.5
Beach 4.3
Room 4.3
WiFi 4.2
Value 3.5
Comfort 2.2
Sue K.
1 months ago
amazing experience at Taj Lake Palace
I felt treated like royalty at the hotel. Service was impeccable, food of a very high quality. Little touches like a foot bath and treatment in our suite. It was my 50th birthday celebration so we were delighted when we were given a delicious chocolate cake. I would recommend a stay here as a once in a lifetime experience never to be forgotten.
Daniel B.
1 months ago
My No. 1 Place to stay of all hotels I have been!
Coming to and staying at Taj Lake Palace Hotel for me is one of these things I never want to miss in my life. Been there already so often that the people know my. Thanks to Simran Gill & Rahul Metha who are ambassadors of the great welcome unique hospitality a guest can expect. The location is unique in this world; the hotel has two different views day and night. This time I tried the Fish Exotica a very yummy experience. Select out of the various choices of very rich breakfast on international level! Enjoy staying at the pool, having a Jacuzzi and an excellent long island iced tea viewing the city place. Hang out at the bar and enjoy the wellness Ginger and Turmeric Martini. Limit it to two; the 3rd would give you a hard way back to the room. Perfect! With a minimum two nights stay there is the chance to enjoy these things you missed out at the first day.
Kerri H.
2 months ago
Beautiful, luxurious accommodation
An exceptional, unforgettable experience. Wonderful staff and service and an impeccable property.
Susan W.
2 months ago
Exquisite in every way ~
The Lake Palace and everyone who works there are exceptional in every way. The staff are wonderful, the food is exceptional and the aura and energy of the property is like nothing I have experienced before ~ this is a magical experience in every sense of the word and my wish is that everyone, at one point in their life, has the blessing of being a part of it.
Syed A.
2 months ago
Best hotel in the world