Lake Palace

This architectural marvel is a must visit to complete your visit to the laketown Udaipur.

Lake Palace
  • Entry Fee : No.
  • Location : Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Entry Timing : Not specified.
  • Approx. visit duration : 2 days/1 Night.
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place :The breath-taking view and the architectural phenomenon.

Peaceful environment, scenic beauty and a majestic experience is what you get when you visit the Lake Palace, Udaipur. Surrounded by water from all the four sides, Lake Palace is known for being one of the most exotic hotels of the country. The beautiful Aravallis forms the outer boundary for the palace that looks like an elegant royal cloak. The white palace and the turquoise blue waters look stunning when paired together with long pillars, corridors that are beautifully decorated, gardens and fountains filled with unique plants and trees and rooms that makes you feel like a king or queen.


The Lake Palace was originally built in 1743 by Maharana Jagat Singh whose main purpose to build this alluring piece of framework was to serve as a family resort. Consequently, the Lake Palace came to be known as Jag Niwas. The palace has served as a resort to many generations of the Singh family. The white marble keeps the temperature cool inside the palace, irrespective of the weather outside in Rajasthan.

It was late in 1960s when the Palace was turned into a hotel. In the year 1971, Taj Resorts and Palaces took over the charge of the hotel from Bhagwat Singh. Since 1971, Taj has excelled in making the palace as one of the most exotic destinations used by people for weddings, family functions and is frequently visited by foreigners.


It is said that people often view it as a “white ship” cruising on the turquoise calm waters. The palace is famous for its architectural framework. The intricate details given on the interiors and the bold exterior makes it a perfect royal fort for people spend a luxurious vacation with their family.

Palace is an all-white marble structure coupled with strong pillars. Open air corridors, balconies that overlook the mountains, arch shaped galleries, gardens built with glorious fountains and rooms that give you a once in a life time experience are few outstanding features of the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur.

There are few special rooms in the palace that are decorated with antiques and paintings. The paintings belong to the royal family and are based on the instances from their lives. Some of the special rooms are AjjanNiwas, KhushMahal, BadaMahal, PhoolMahal andDhola Mahal. One should always visit these rooms while staying in the palace because it gives you a taste of the royal life. As you walk down the aisle switching from one special room to another, the enchanting life of the royal family tends to capture your hearts.

A massive amount of intricate work can be seen while you walk down the corridors. The stone work as well as the designs made on the corners and the pillars serve as a pleasure for the eyes. Starting from the boat ride till the last corner of the palace, the beauty of the palace fills your heart and mind with happiness, calmness and pleasure.

In Other News!

The Lake Palace in Udaipur has often been used for dream destination weddings by thousands of families from around the country. The Lake Palace has successfully fulfilled the dreams of many bride and grooms giving them a chance of a royal wedding. However, the Palace has also been featured in a number of movies. Some of blockbuster movies that have been a part of the Palace’s history are-

  • YehJawaniHaiDeewani (2013)
  • Ram-Leela (2013)
  • Guide (1965)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
  • Meer Saya (1966)
  • The Cheetah Girls: One World (2008)
  • Yaadein (2001)

Apart from these super entertaining movies, the palace has been a hot news because of famous personalitieswho got married here. Here is the list of celebrities who tied knots with their beloved-

  • Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar’s Wedding
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay’s Wedding
  • Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani’s Wedding
  • Isha Ambani’s Pre-wedding Ceremonies

About the Hotel

Taj Lake Palace ensures its guests a warm and elegant stay. A forty-minute scenic drive from the airport to the hotel soothes your mind and helps you get into the vacation mood before you reach the hotel. It takes 30 minutes to reach the hotel through the boat. The magical color of the lake refreshes the environment and makes its surroundings all the more beautiful. As soon as the guests arrive at the hotel, they are showered with rose petals and rose water. The authenticity of the palace has been accurately captured by the Taj Resorts and Palace owners and they have been successful in maintaining the same integrity throughout these years.

The rooms are boasted with wooden furniture and chandeliers and the bathroom is fully equipped with bathtubs and showers. There are many European cuisine restaurants that are located on the roof top area. The Taj Lake Palace is only 1 km away from the city center. The guests can either choose for a 4 km drive for the station or a 26 km drive towards the airport, according to their bookings.

So pack your bags and book for a vacation with your loved ones this season. Bring your best outfits and attire and brace yourself for the best experiences of your life.

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