Taj Lake Palace
Framed by the backdrop of the striking Aravalli Hills, the luxurious Taj Lake Palace is a beautiful island in itself, seemingly afloat amid the serenity of Lake Pichola. Reachable by boat, this opulent marble hotel presents four acres of graceful courtyards, pavilions and gardens with a refreshing lakeside pool. Entirely captivating, there’s no wonder it was used as the location of a secret lair in the James Bond movie Octopussy. Although this might arouse curiosity from tourists, Taj Lake Palace is entirely exclusive and only the hotel’s guests are present on the island.
The hotel’s staff are incredibly attentive and make every effort to cater to your quirks and preferences, whether it's the chef creating a new dish especially for your palate or simply greeting you warmly by name accompanied with a smile. The resulting experience is an unforgettable one that makes guests long to return. Mouthwatering Indian dishes are served on Versace dinnerware at Neel Kamal, while the open-air Bhairo restaurant is accompanied by far-reaching views across the lake to Udaipur’s City Palace. For a spectacularly romantic meal, dine at Mewar Terrace, an intimate domed pavilion for two which juts out over the lake.
Lake views can be enjoyed from many of the rooms, each of which has a traditional Indian heritage style – from the beautiful bedding of rich ochre in Luxury Rooms to the delicate floral motifs in Palace Rooms.