Taj Lake Palace


Lake tranquility

Perched gracefully in the middle of Lake Pichola, the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is a marvel of architectural beauty and rich history. Surely this is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. Originally known as Jag Niwas, this exquisite palace was built in the 18th century as a summer retreat for the Mewar Royal family. Today, it stands as a heritage hotel – a stay here is about as close as you can get to experiencing the life of the Raj.

The palace, constructed using locally sourced marble from Rajnagar, reflects a fusion of Mughal and Mewari architectural styles. Its 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites have been meticulously restored to their pristine glory. Each room offers breathtaking views of the City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills, and Jag Mandir.

Indulge in a culinary journey at Taj Lake Palace’s elegant restaurants, including Neel Kamal, serving authentic Rajasthani cuisine, and the seasonally open-air Bhairo, offering contemporary European delicacies. Amrit Sagar, the palace's bar, entices with memorable signature martinis (tried and tested by Niarra Travel!) and an extensive cocktail menu.

Immerse yourself in royal pampering at the J Wellness Circle, where ancient wellness traditions and the regal setting merge to offer luxurious treatments.

There really is no other hotel in the world that can match the unique history, style and location of the Taj Lake Palace.


At a glance

  • 83 rooms

  • Private lake setting

  • Swimming pool and spa

  • Fantastic dining options

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    Unique Dining Experiences

    Taj Lake Palace can arrange some memorable dining experiences to make your stay even more special. You may opt for a private lake cruise on the hotel’s boat Gangaur. The 150-year-old boat was used by the Maharanas for royal ceremonies. With a wide range of hidden rooftop terraces, Taj Lake Palace can also find private places for you to enjoy the sunsets as you dine.

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    Floating Spa

    Treat yourself to a J Wellness Circle Boat Spa session on the serene waters of Lake Pichola. Enjoy bespoke treatments while you rock to the gently lapping waters of the lake.

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    Discover Udaipur

    Niarra will design a bespoke discovery of Udaipur that fits with your interests. Discover impressive highlights such as the Grand City Palace to more quirky gems like the Vintage and Classic Car Collection. Tell us your passions and we’ll unveil Udaipur in a way that appeals to your passions.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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