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 J Wellness Circle 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.
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.
Condenast Reader’s Choice awards - 2022
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
India's Best Hotel Spa 2022 - J Wellness Circle, Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
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.