Taj Lake Palace


  • Exemplary service to match unique palatial setting
  • Boat service to shore available all hours
  • Spa on a boat


  • Astoundingly expensive, and taxes can push up food and beverage costs by 25%

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This exclusive 250-year-old white-marble palace—location for the James Bond film Octopussy—floats like a vision in the middle of Lake Pichola, and you arrive, of course, by boat. A stay here is one of those do-before-you-die experiences—a blue lake, views of fairy-tale havelis, serenity, beauty, and majesty will be hallmarks of your stay. It is easily one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Rooms range from standard (contemporary but elegant) to opulent suites with private butlers and lake-facing Jacuzzis; most have lake views while others overlook the lily pond or courtyard, the scene of nightly folk dances. Romantic boat trips include one offering onboard spa treatments, and there's a lakeside veranda where you can sip martinis, James Bond–style. This is a residents-only facility.

Hotel Award Winner | 2012

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    Taj Lake Palace

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    Jiva Spa Boat

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    Bhairo Restaurant

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    Bathroom - Jal Tarang Suite

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    Neel Kamal Restaurant

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    Swimming Pool

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    Palace Room

  • Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Luxury Room

Hotel Information


Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 66 rooms, 17 suites
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 04/07/2016


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