Taj Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace

After the young prince, Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, was caught frolicking at moonlight picnics with ladies of the ‘zenana (the private chambers of the court)’, he built his own pleasure palace on Lake Pichola. The Maharana (ruler) called this palace which he built in 1746, Jag Niwas. Jag Niwas is today the majestic and magnificent Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur.  Restored to its pristine glory, this spectacular palace became world renowned when the James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ was filmed at it. It was the secluded lair of the film’s eponymous Bond Girl. This heritage hotel has 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites. Its location on an island in the midst of a lake affords every room breathtaking views of the neighbouring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir. The incomparable location provides the perfect backdrop for the  exquisite cuisines at the elegant restaurants of Taj Lake Palace. These are open only to resident guests. Signature speciality restaurants at this palace serves a choice of cuisines. Neel Kamal for authentic Rajasthani and other dishes from India; and the seasonally open-air Bhairo for contemporary European delicacies. In the evening, indulge in signature martinis, cocktails and a grand collection of premium international spirits at the bar, Amrit Sagar. Continue your being pampered as a royal at Jiva Spa, with a spa boat  experience like no other. Carefully created treatments draw on the ancient wellness heritage of India, and the fabled lifestyle and savoir vivre  of Indian royalty. This palace continues the tradition of grand soirees and formal levees which were hosted here by the royal family of Udaipur. Meetings and Incentives at Taj Lake Palace are like no where else in the world. Where else can you meet at a palace in the middle of a lake. And  this most romantic of hotels, is the ideal venue for fairytale weddings and magical honeymoons.  Known as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur, with its elaborate palaces, serene lakes, exotic temples and resplendent gardens, has a lot to offer. Our concierge would be happy to assist you in making arrangements, and plan a special tour of the city of lakes in one of our vintage cars.

Hotel Highlights
18th Century Historic Palace
Floating in the Middle of a Lake
Exclusive Palace Butler Service
Royal Historic Boat Romantic Dinner
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Amenities
Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request.
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • The Palace is a Resident only facility and all services and facilities are solely for our in house guests. The resident only policy is in place to ensure a tranquil experience for our guests.
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    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
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    Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
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    Luxurious rooms & suites with magnificent views of Lake Pichola, City Palace & the courtyard
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    Four- & five-fixture bathrooms with luxury bath amenities
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    Fine-dining speciality restaurants—Neel Kamal (Rajasthani, Indian) & Bhairo (European)
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    Jharokha, 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant Amrit Sagar, a stylish bar
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    24-hour in-room dining
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    Concierge & multilingual staff
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    Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
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    Heritage walks
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    City tours
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    Central location in historic Udaipur
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    Meeting rooms fully equipped with facilities, Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
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    Parking facility for up to 10 cars
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    Boat rides on Lake Pichola
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    24-hour on-call doctor.
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    Daily cultural program
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    Close to the main shopping centres & historical monuments. 50 minutes from Domestic Airport.
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    Yoga facilities
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    Facilities for the disabled
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    Jiva Spa
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    Outdoor pool - Kids timings for pool 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Awards

Condé Nast Traveller
Taj Lake Palace was awarded Best Hotel in Asia and was featured in the Sixth Annual Gold List by Condé Nast Traveller UK in 2010.
The Luxury Travel Bible

Taj Lake Palace featured in the Top 10 Indian Palaces list by The Luxury Travel Bible in 2010.

TripAdvisor Travelers’

Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Top 10 Hotels for Service list and the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in India list at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards USA in 2010.

Readers' Choice

Taj Lake Palace was ranked third in the Top 10 Hotels in India list at the Condé Nast Traveler USA Readers' Choice Awards in 2012.

Travel + Leisure

Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Top 500 Best Hotels in the World list by Travel + Leisure in 2012.

Condé Nast Traveler USA

Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Platinum Circle—a list of hotels that have made it to the Gold List for five consecutive years—by the Condé Nast Traveler USA in 2013.

Ministry of Tourism India
Taj Lake Palace was awarded the National Tourism Award in the Five Star Deluxe category by the Ministry of Tourism India
Condé Nast Traveler USA

Taj Lake Palace was featured in the Gold List and the Platinum Circle by Condé Nast Traveler USA in 2014.

Booking.com

Taj Lake Palace was rated the fifth Best Luxury Resort in the World by Booking.com guests in Booking's Best in 2015.

Lonely Planet Magazine

Taj Lake Palace was awarded The Best Luxury Hotel in India at the Lonely Planet Magazine Awards in 2015.

Travellers’ Choice

Taj Lake Palace was voted the fourth Best Hotel in India at the Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2015.

Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2018

Travel and Leisure 2018 - Top 100 Hotels in the World - Ranked # 25  Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Travel and Leisure 2018 - Top 10 Resort Hotels in Asia - Ranked # 10  Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Travel and Leisure 2018 - Top 5 Resort Hotels in India -  Ranked # 4  Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Conde Nast Traveler UK Readers' Travel Awards 2018 - The World’s Top 100 - Ranked #38 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Location

Guest Speak

4.75/5
Excellent
4401
Service 4.8
Vibe 4.8
Breakfast 4.8
Location 4.8
Amenities 4.6
Food 4.6
Bar 4.6
WiFi 4.3
Room 4.2
Value 3.8
Cleanliness 3.0
Pool 2.7
Comfort 2.3
Allan
4 days ago
Warm, wonderful stay at the Taj!
Our group had a wonderful stay at the Taj. The staff were super friendly and courteous throughout our entire stay. The dancing show and flute player were superb. Our rooms were also very comfortable. The rooftop dinner was excellent, but the quality of the food was just slightly below the price point. For the price of dinner, we were expecting slightly better quality of main and appetizers. The soup was exquisite. Overall, excellent hotel.
Sue W.
5 days ago
Exceeded all expectations. The most magical 24 hours.
Staying at the Lake Palace was a dream come true. The grandeur of the hotel. The beautiful places scattered throughout the hotel made the stay so memorable. And then there is the staff. Each staff member greeted you with a smile and provided exceptional service, from the boat crew, to the greeting, restaurant and pool staff. The staff made every minute at Lake Palace magical. I can not thank them enough. Your staff are a credit to the hotel. Plus I cannot express in words, my gratitude and thanks for making my birthday celebration so special. For the room upgrade, for the cake upon arrival and the brownie at the pool and the free coffees, they all made my celebration very, very special. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will recommend Taj Lake Palace to all my friends. The 24 hours I spent at your hotel with my beautiful friend will be remembered forever. Again thank you.
Nitika C.
5 days ago
Fabulous!
Angeli
6 days ago
Pure Magic
From the moment we were picked up at the airport (by the AMAZING driver, Rajesh), our stay was perfect. Your staff is so attentive, and pays such attention to every detail. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they were so helpful in planning a private dinner on the Mewar Terrace. Everything about the dinner was perfect, including the food and the ambience and the service from the great waiter, Nikhil. We were also upgraded to the Sarva Ritu suite, which is the most lovely room we have ever stayed in. Also particular thanks to M. Lal, the breakfast waiter, Pratibha at the desk, and Shubhi, who were all beyond helpful, friendly and accommodating. As said earlier, Rajesh is a terrific driver, who was also a warm and wonderful addition to the trip. You can't go wrong using him to pick up your guests. Thank you to you and your team for making our trip to Udaipur a highlight of our journey to India.
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Royal Retreat Winter Offer
Be spirited off into a world of exquisite pomp and grandeur at the erstwhile home of Jaipur’s royalty, the inimitable Rambagh Palace. The seemingly unending acres of marble glisten under the winter sun, and the Mughal and Oriental gardens ring with melodious birdsong. Your luxurious room is only your first glimpse into the life of the Maharaja and Maharani; a Heritage Walk through the palace will help you uncover the centuries of history surrounding you. Our serene Jiva Spa offers treatments drawn from ancient therapies preferred by royalty, and as you dine with us, you will experience flavours crafted to suit the palate of the king and queen.
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Royal Spa Retreat Winter Offer
Be spirited off into a world of exquisite pomp and grandeur at the erstwhile home of Jaipur’s royalty, the inimitable Rambagh Palace. The seemingly unending acres of marble glisten under the winter sun, and the Mughal and Oriental gardens ring with melodious birdsong. Your luxurious room is only your first glimpse into the life of the Maharaja and Maharani; a Heritage Walk through the palace will help you uncover the centuries of history surrounding you. Our serene Jiva Spa offers treatments drawn from ancient therapies preferred by royalty, and as you dine with us, you will experience flavours crafted to suit the palate of the king and queen.
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Royal Honeymoon Retreat Winter Offer
Be spirited off into a world of exquisite pomp and grandeur at the erstwhile home of Jaipur’s royalty, the inimitable Rambagh Palace. The seemingly unending acres of marble glisten under the winter sun, and the Mughal and Oriental gardens ring with melodious birdsong. Your luxurious room is only your first glimpse into the life of the Maharaja and Maharani; a Heritage Walk through the palace will help you uncover the centuries of history surrounding you. Our serene Jiva Spa offers treatments drawn from ancient therapies preferred by royalty, and as you dine with us, you will experience flavours crafted to suit the palate of the king and queen.
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