Location: On the water is the only place to be in Udaipur and the Taj Lake Palace is right in the centre of Lake Pichola.
History: Most Taj properties have some sort of royal lineage and likewise the Taj Lake Palace started out as Jag Niwas, built as a "pleasure palace" by Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar."
Service: Every guest is treated as royalty, with "Royal Butlers" on hand to serve 24 hours a day.
The white marble Taj Lake Palace seems to float magically in the middle of the stunning Lake Pichola, facing the city of Udaipur against the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains. The hotel’s 83 individually decorated rooms and suites are located in a former royal palace that is only accessible from the mainland by boat. Recently renovated and updated, the Taj Lake Palace is considered one of the most romantic hotels in the world. The Neel Kamal restaurant serves Rajasthani cuisine; the Jharokha room offers light international fare; and the open-air rooftop restaurant Bhairo has clear view of the City Palace. There is a lakeside bar and lounge with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, hot and cold Jacuzzis and an aerobic workout room, though no fitness center. The business center has computers and mobile phones for hire, broadband Internet access and wi-fi access. The Jiva spa offers traditional Indian spa treatments, and is available for exercise and relaxation. Taj Lake Palace is a 40-minute drive to the airport in Dabok (UDR).