The chauffeur of your open topped coupé draws to a halt to give you a moment you’ll remember forever. Resist the urge to take a photograph; simply drink in the sight. Across the twinkling lake is a luminous white palace. Its cake-icing minarets and intricate arches appear to be floating above the water. In the background, wreathed in ethereal mists, are the fabled Aravalli Mountains. You have arrived at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur. The sense of magic doesn’t end there. It continues with sunset cruises in a 150 year old ceremonial state barge. Or a royal Mewar feast at the Lily Pond, after the manner of the old palace’s grand Maharajas, courtesans and visiting princes. And of course, in the resplendent luxury of your suite.

Taj Lake Palace, at a glance

  • A 250 year old royal palace set on its own, private island
  • Choice of 66 rooms and 17 regal suites
  • Stunning views over the lake
  • Many decorated in the grand manner with carved archways and ornate screens
  • Four exquisite lily pool, rooftop and poolside restaurants serving fine Indian, Asian and Western cuisine
  • Private dining with royal butlers

For leisure and pleasure

  • Large swimming pool
  • Jiva Spa with ancient Indian approach to wellness and beauty
  • Palace walks – accompanied by a Champagne and caviar-bearing butler
  • Jewellery bazaar
  • Astrological talks and cultural events like shadow dancing
  • Itineraries arranged to include city tours, sunset and Gangaur cruises, vintage motoring tours, elephant and camel riding, trips to the desert, wildlife trekking and sightseeing
  • It was an extraordinary, wonderful and memorable holiday. Thank you to everyone.

    EE, Kenya & Zanzibar, 2014


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