Udaipur- a magnificent town flaunting its natural and man-made beauty that instills awe in any soul which visits this place. The regal stature is clearly reflected in the extravagant lifestyle of the then kings and the spectacular forts and palaces glisten like sparkling diamonds. On your visit to this city of great architectural beauty and culture, one destination is sure to be your abode for the stay- The Lake Palace.
Described as the most romantic hotel in India and the world, the Lake Palace is sure to serve you and your loved ones in a befitting manner. Majestically rising over the Jag NiwasIsland on Lake Pichola, the luxury hotel, consisting of 83 rooms and suites, was built in 1743-1746 as a royal summer place for the kings. The palace is exquisitely decorated in white marble which gives it an enticing look amidst a picturesque backdrop. Not only that, the palace is ornamentally adorned with niches and arabesques of different colours. The palace, initially called Jag Niwas Palace, was starting to fall down and hence it became imperative to transform the palace into a luxurious hotel. And the job was exceptionally completed by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in 1971.
The palace lured many television as well as film directors who filmed their projects in the backdrop and the surroundings of the Lake palace. Some of the well-known Bollywood movies are YehJawaani Hai Deewani and Yaadein. The essence and allure of the palace even invited the greatest spy ever, James Bond, whose movie’s ( Octopussy) certain parts were shot right here.
The splendor and aura of Lake Palace cannot be summed up using a few adjectives. Only a first hand experience can familiarize you with this sumptuous reality.