The Experience

The Taj Lake Palace

A marble fantasy that floats magically on the still blue waters of Lake Pichola. The hotel has 83 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 17 suites, some of which are breathtakingly beautiful. The Taj Lake Palace is located 26 km from the Udaipur airport and a 01 kilometre from the city centre.  Probably the most romantic hotel in the world, this 262-year old palace offers guests aunique blend of serenity and opulence.

Luxury Room: – The interiors in their simplicity, elegance and attention to detail, showcase all that is finest in modern and traditional Indian craftsmanship. These rooms are designed not only for their comfort and style, but also for maximum convenience, including a range of advanced technologies. As one might expect, every conceivable modern comfort is provided – feather beds and pillows, private bar, satellite Plasma TV and DVD player, direct dial telephone, wireless internet service, same day laundry and dry cleaning, 24 hour in-room dining and butler services ensure that every need is catered to. The guest has a choice of king-size bed and Twin beds, rooms facing the garden in the courtyard, the lake, the City Palace and the ancient summer retreat palace.

Palace Room:  – Apart from the services and facility provided in the Luxury rooms, these rooms are more spacious offering a classical feel with its high ceilings and rich décor with floral artwork.  The guest has a choice of king-size bed and Twin beds, rooms facing the lake, the City Palace and the ancient summer retreat palace.

Royal Suite:  – The Suites at the Taj Lake Palace rediscovers the traditional and a feel of living in royalty and distinctively define the Palace. Divinely designed in an elegant structure and perfectly select detailed interior. Stunning traditional art resides in this luxurious oasis. With almost 25% more space than usual, you will find more room for inspiration. Panoramic views uplift the senses, even from the bathrooms. Royal Suites are graced with traditional décor, impeccable interiors and stained glass windows. They offer all guest amenities along with separate sit-outs with stunning views of the lake, Jagmandir or Aravali Hills. The Royal Suites have individual characteristics in the design, fabric and décor details but retain the delicate fresco paintings on the wall panels, the decorative plaster wall niches and the antique finish wooden fans similar as in the other palace rooms.

Grand Royal Suite:  – With a contemporary décor enriched by touches of traditional influences reflecting the historical bearings, the luxuriously appointed accommodation is a cornerstone of luxury and comfort.  The Grand Royal Suites, an epitome of royal grandeur, offer you a tryst with the finest traditions and lifestyles of the rulers of the princely kingdom of Udaipur, the resplendent Grand Royal Suites are the part of the original design of the palace and the interiors are embellished with lavish décor and design. Many of them have an attached terrace; the pristine beauty of the suites with their aesthetically furnished interiors subtly conveys a warm and welcoming ambiance.

The Presidential Suite (Shambhu Prakash):  – The Suite exceeds the expectations of its guests while redefining and renewing the tradition elegance of the city’s finest heritage hotel. The Suite’s style was influenced by a variety themes reflecting Mewar’s diverse artistry of ethnic cultures. The Shambhu Prakash suite furnished in impressive, opulent strokes and graced with high curved arches, exudes grandeur with a European touch. The suite opens to a comfortable and elegantly appointed library with a luxury wood finish panel adorned with select literary works and hand picked artifacts. An adjoining balcony offers unrivalled views of perhaps the best sunset by the lake side in the world.

Dining options:

Jharokha: – The informal all-day dining restaurant with its scalloped arches frame overlooking the serene waters of Lake Pichola offers a vibrant array of delicacies from all over the world. Enjoy a contemporary styled world cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean overtones. Soothing views of the lake and the City Palace add much to the restful ambience. Signature breakfast dishes include the Lake Palace Eggs Benedict and signature French Press Coffee.

Neel Kamal: – This Indian Speciality restaurant overlooking the Lily Pond bears a décor reminiscent of royal banquet halls. Elegant crockery and crystal complement the rich upholstery and gilt embellished arches. The restaurant serves a delectable selection of local ‘Rajasthani’ fare, and other Indian favorites. Classical Indian instrumental music sets the mood for romantic, inspired dining at this luxurious restaurant. Wood-fired cooking and a show kitchen add to the intensity of the atmosphere. Signature features include a large selection of local Rajasthani specialties and an extensive selection of fine wines from around the world.

Bhairo: – Nestled at the rooftop, this open air restaurant offers a scintillating view of the beautifully lit Palace of the King of Mewar and the sparkling waters of Lake Pichola. Treat your senses to mouthwatering delicacies from contemporary western cuisine prepared by our master chefs. Choose from a variety of Cocktails listed on our cocktail menu which takes you through a journey and tells all the unheard stories of this mystique called the cocktail. Unwind in the restaurant’s refreshing, serene and soothing ambience.

Amrit Sagar: – Sea of Nectar, the stylish bar is renowned for its fine selection of vintage wines, spirits, cigars and ‘sheeshas’. The bar has a refreshing indoor-outdoor ambiance, and a relaxed charm. The Amrit Sagar is the ideal place to enjoy traditional afternoon or light meals during the day. In the evenings, signature Martinis, Manhattans and cocktails, a grand collection of fine premium international spirits, single malts, cognacs, and cigars make this the perfect venue to unwind.

Recreational facilities include swimming pool, wellness centre, traditional cultural performances, heritage walk of the palace, yoga & meditation, astrology, Bazar,   private boat rides, bird watching, sunset cruise on the Lake Pichola. Other facilities and services include travel desk, car rental, shopping arcade, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, doctor-on-call and babysitting. 24-hour in room diningservice, laundry service, personalized butler service.

Rising like a mirage from Lake Pichola, the white-marble-and-mosaic Taj Lake Palace beckons to travelers. The palace itself dates back to 1746, when it was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II. Today, guests are treated like royalty by an entourage of palace butlers who ensure that every creature comfort is provided. The Jiva Spa draws rich idioms from millennia-old Indian wellness and healing therapies, resulting in a menu of aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and wraps that are sure to rejuvenate even the weariest body. From mid-October to mid-April, dine at the rooftop, open-air Bhairo restaurant for its contemporary European cuisine.
In the Know
Arrange the once-in-a-lifetime experiences of a dinner cruise with cocktails aboard Gangaur — The Royal Barge and sailing into the spa on the Jiva Spa Boat.Distance from Udaipur Airport (UDR): 16 mi/26 km Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
    • served in restaurant
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
    • once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities. **Note Royal Rajasthani thali at Jharokha or Neel Kamai. The complimentary dinner will not be applicable on Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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