Culture & History
This surreal white marble palace floats elegantly on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. Taj Lake Palace dates back to the 18th century when Maharana Jagat Singh II built this majestic building, and today this architectural masterpiece still creates an awe-inspiring experience. Heritage walks take you around the palace, where you will learn from historians about the enthralling stories of its past. Take in the magical views over the lake and admire City Palace, one of the many sights to see in Udaipur. James Bond fanatics may recognise Taj Lake Palace from the film, 'Octopussy'.
Taj Lake Palace is considered one of the most romantic hotels in the world. From the moment you step on the immaculate wooden water taxi, which takes you across the glistening Lake Pichola, to stepping off the boat to a shower of rose petals and a platter of refreshments that await your arrival, guided under a sequined umbrella to a traditional welcome, you realise you are in paradise. Royal butlers treat you like a maharajah and cater to your every need, while a private dining experience enables you to enjoy a romantic meal in the most magnificent settings, with menus designed for you by master chefs.
Experience an unforgettable spa treatment as you take a calming trip on Jiva Boat Spa and float peacefully on the serene waters of Lake Pichola. Treat yourself to Signature experiences, Indian therapies and aromatherapies, body scrubs and indulgences for you or you and your partner. The boat features a round bath on deck, while the couple's treatment room on board is a celebration of traditional Indian design.
Excursions include visits to city palaces and forts, Jeep safaris, horse-riding and wildlife-trekking with a Guide, mountain-biking, Heritage Walks and touring remote villages, as well as an evening lake cruise aboard the Gangaur - a ceremonial Imperial barge.