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Udaipur, India’s (Rajasthan’s Lake City) Taj Lake Palace is one of the most glamorous and extraordinary hotel accommodations in the world as it is situated in the middle of Lake Pichola’s waters and used to serve as the vacation home for India’s Royal Family. This incredible property is today owned by the Taj Group and accommodates 66 ultra luxurious rooms, which encompass extravagant Indian fabrics, linens, and marble.

This retreat has been featured in various films such as the Bond Film, Octopussy and The Jewel in The Crown, and has been visited by A-listers including Nicole Kidman and Mick Jagger.

We have teamed up with the Taj Lake Palace’s Concierge to discover how to experience Udaipur like royalty!




How would you describe the Taj Lake Palace to someone thinking about traveling there?


“It’s one of the Historic city also known as Lake city and the Venice of the East or the Kashmir of Rajasthan, which was Capital of the kingdom of Mewar, Taj Lake Palace is built in 1746 which is now 271 year old Palace and the only 5 Star luxurious hotel in India in the middle the Lake.”



What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting Udaipur?


“We would advise them to visit Taj Lake Palace as it is not only about the stay but an experience of the royalty.”


Describe the perfect day in Udaipur?


“Each and every day is perfect day in Udaipur, as you could explore the city during the day and may be take a romantic vintage ride during the sunset.”




What are your must-visits attractions for someone traveling to Udaipur?


“City Palace, Jag Mandir Iceland, Maharana Pratap Memorial , Vintage car Collections and Sajjan Garh Palace.”


What are the three best restaurants that are a must visit in Udaipur?


“The following restaurants at the Taj Lake Palace:”

  • Jharokha – Our Lake view restaurant offering multi cuisine dishes. No prior reservation or dress code applicable.
  • Neel Kamal – Our Indian cuisine restaurant, operational only for dinner. Prior reservation and smart casual dress code recommended. However, we play live instrumental music during  dinner in this restaurant.
  • Bhairo – Our seasonal European cuisine, set menu restaurant, operational only for dinner. Prior reservation and smart casual dress code recommended.


What do you think is most unique about the Taj Lake Palace?


“Having dinner at our Unique Dinning EXPERIENCE such as the below:”


GANGAURThe Royal Boat

“The Gangaur Experience – Taj Lake Palace is privileged to offer to you an experience on the historic. Gangaur – the 150-year old boat used by the Maharanas for floating processions, celebrating festivals and royal ceremonies. Extensively featured in the classic James Bond film “Octopussy”, the Gangaur is the signature Taj Lake Palace dining experience, with twists and surprises that never cease to amaze and fascinate our guests. A group of maximum 14 guests can enjoy dinner on the boat, while up to 30 guests can be served cocktails on board The Gangaur is also a great venue for that intimate experience – many a hand has been wooed (and won!) on the magical waters of Lake Pichola.”


Lily Pond

“A magical Eden recreated in the form of a Lily with lush green garden stretching throughout the courtyard with a sparkling pond. In days bygone, guests at the Palace greeted the onset of Spring by celebrating the festivals of colours, Holi.”


Sajjan Terrace

“The Sajjan Terrace – Tucked away in the original section of the Palace where the Maharana’s private quarters were located, this is a beautiful venue with views of Jagmandir, the inspiration for Taj Lake Palace and the Aravalli mountain range.”


Sarvashreshtha Terrace

“Located at the highest level of the Palace, Sarvashreshtha offers 3600 views and a most romantic ambiance.”


Mewar Terrace

“The Mewar Terrace offers breathtaking views of the 500 year old City Palace, Lake Pichola and the Monsoon Palace.”


What special experience do you offer your guests?


“Throughout the year we offer Packages to our Guest’s like Royal Retreat Summer Package, Honeymoon Package, Monsoon Package, and Royal Retreat Winter Package, which gives a variety of experiences to our guests as per their convenience and choices.”