Taj Lake Palace, Rajasthan

India

Relaxation, grandeur and stunning detail at the centre of Lake Pichola

There are waterside hotels, and then there is the Taj Lake Palace. Set in Lake Pichola and a short boat ride from the shore, this is one of India’s most iconic hotels.

The location is second to none with rippling water all around and the Aravalli Hills on the horizon. And if you think you recognise this place, you probably do. Its worldwide renown starring in plenty of films.

The palace was once the royal summer residence of a Maharana, and grandeur is still found throughout. Each white marble room comes with authentic ornate furniture and luxurious touches. The impeccable service will leave you feeling like royalty yourself. If you want to truly indulge, opt for the Grand Presidential Suite.

Spend your time within the intricately-detailed walls unwinding next to the lily pond, soaking up the sun and planning your next adventure. With total peace among fairy tale domes and impressive mosaics, it’s hard not to lose yourself in the romance of this place.

Four exquisite restaurants serve up an array of cuisines, combining local ingredients and sublime views. Dine above the lake and enjoy the royal cuisine of Udaipur with the bustling city as backdrop.

Step back in time and explore Udaipur’s stunning landscape by vintage car and enjoy a lake cruise on the Gangaur, a 150-year-old boat used by the Maharanas while being serenaded with Indian ragas.

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Location

The Taj Lake Palace provides a romantic and relaxing base to see Udaipur and it is just 35 minutes away from the airport.

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