Taj Taj Lake Palace

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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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.
  • 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

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


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.


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


Guest Speak

Service 4.8
Breakfast 4.8
Vibe 4.8
Location 4.8
Amenities 4.7
Food 4.5
Bar 4.3
Room 4.3
WiFi 4.3
Cleanliness 3.9
Value 3.5
Comfort 2.2
Ritika A.
5 days ago
I loved my stay at the Taj Palace, such a warm welcome by the staff made the start awesome. The soft spoken and well mannered staff with a smile on the face, was always there to please. Prativa, our Concierge was good at her job and was just a call away. Abhishek took very well care of us at the breakfast table, and recommended us so much delicious stuff. I really appreciate his sincere efforts to make us comfortable. I would sum up by saying-It wasn't a stay but an experience, and I would try and gift this stay further to my loved ones on their special occasions.
Suman B.
6 days ago
Good ambience with lots of Hospitality
Words are not enough to praise the hospitality of the staff especially to Ms.Pratibha Sharma and Mr.Rahul Gupta. They are affable and courteous. Last but not least the property which is heritage and also prove to their name" Lake Palace".
Linda A. P.
6 days ago
The most wonderful experience any traveler could imagine!
It is my complete pleasure to inform you of our complete satisfaction with your property and your staff. As I am a travel advisor and book hotels all over the world for clients, it is always such a pleasure to experience a property where all staff members have been trained to not only understand the value of every reservation and the overall client experience but have instilled great confidence within each employee to interact with their clients and provide more than just an "enjoy your meal," "enjoy your stay" type of response. I travel to India to see the sheer beauty of a destination such as Udaipur and its great history, but I also like to interact with the people with whom I come in contact with during my visit. As those include the many staff members of hotels, I so enjoy learning of their lives, what State they come from, how they have come to the Taj properties, etc. Clearly, each and every staff member we spoke with was exemplary. I must also comment on having the ability to stay in such a beautiful heritage property is such a treat. Once again thinking of the great history having taken place here makes me feel so privileged to have spent out time at Taj Lake Palace. Your food was exceptional and both my daughter and I felt as if we had the most wonderful breakfasts and were approached by your chef who provided us with some of the most wonderful Indian Cuisine! And honestly, the mangoes for whatever reason never tasted better than we had at your restaurant! It was also such a pleasure to have enjoyed the Rajasthani music and dance performance within the courtyard.I truly felt as if I had gone back 200 years and was one of the noble members of the Royal Family enjoying a performance just as it had been in the past. Our next evening was another exceptional one as we were able to enjoy Lake Picchola at sunset and experience the great beauty Udaipur has to offer it guests. Your guide was exceptional in his vast and diverse knowledge. I cannot begin to overstate what pleasant memories my daughter and I will always have of our stay with you during our trip to India. Thank you for your commitment to excellence, I will forever be so happy to have stayed at this incredible treasured heritage property!
Abhishek H.
6 days ago
Hospitality at its best
Superb amazing hospitality. Food and property both were awesome. Pre Checkin to post check out. All things covered so well. The hotel staff was so helpful and caring. Anjali Mam, Dipankar and one more gentleman whose name i am not able to recall who sits at the lobby.