The Taj Lake Palace,
located in the middle of Lake Pichola is a dream of white marble and
mosaic glistening in the moonlight, very reminiscent of the most
beautiful tourist cliché in the world; the Taj Mahal. Conceived in
romance, the palace was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd
successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar – believed to be descendants of
the Sun God.
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli Mountains on one side
of the lake, and lofty palaces on the other, the Taj Lake Palace spreads
across a four-acre island – an almost surreal vision in marble. The
Royal Butlers descendents of the original palace retainers look after
all contemporary comforts and ensure that all guests are treated like
Meeting Rooms & Banquet Facilities include:
Meeting Rooms comfortably seat 35 to 50 persons. The Lily Pond Courtyard
is perfect for outdoor dinners as well as theme events on the Mewar
Terrace. On the lake, the ceremonial barge hosts exclusive parties and
pontoons can host dinner parties of 4.
Mewar Mahal can be arranged for sit-down or theatre-style seating
Lilypond for cocktails or sit-down dinners
Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meeting breaks and
Choice of international and regional cuisines.
Rooms & Suites (83)
Opulent silks, richly coloured murals, and ornately carved wood
furniture are just a few of the design elements that envelope our guests
in royal mystique.
Luxury Rooms (33)
Offering sumptuous comfort and princely-inspired décor. All rooms
provide stunning views of the lake as well as luxury guest amenities.
Palace Rooms (33)
Offering opulent comfort and inspired design befitting royalty. Include
all the above guest amenities as well as clawfoot bathtubs, and spacious
Grand Presidential Suite (1)
Shambhu Prakash -
The Shambhu Prakash suite, named after the Maharana Shambhu Singh is
furnished in impressive, opulent strokes and graced with high curved
arches, exudes grandeur and a European touch. The adjoining terrace
offers panoramic views of the lake and hills.
Grand Royal Suites (10) -
The Grand Royal Suites, the epitome of royal grandeur, offer you a tryst
with the finest traditions and lifestyle of the rulers of the princely
kingdoms of Rajasthan.
Khush Mahal -
Khush Mahal, tucked away to the rear of the palace, was once one of the
two queens chambers. The spectacular suite with its aesthetically
furnished interiors subtly divided by cusped arches is evocative of an
understated elegance. An antique swing, suspended by decorative gleaming
brass chains, invites you to sit back and enjoy the charm of this
beautiful suite as coloured glass panels transform sunrays into a
kaleidoscope of colours, infusing the room with an enchanting ambience.
Udai Mahal -
Udai Mahal pays tribute to the illustrious and foresighted ruler
Maharana Udai Singh II, who laid the foundations of Udaipur, on a
cluster of hills near Lake Pichola in the mid-16th century. The
exquisitely furnished suite, embellished with original miniature
paintings, brocade panelling and antique ivory inlaid chairs create a
regal world waiting to be savoured.
Sarva Ritu -
Sarva Ritu or the ‘All Seasons' Suite is a seamless blend of royal
living and contemporary luxury. The interiors are embellished, rich
furnishings, charming beds with decorative silver headboards a brilliant
Waterford chandelier and engravings.
Kamal Mahal -
Kamal Mahal or Lotus Palace alludes the beauty of the flower,
traditionally regarded as a symbol of purity in India. The pristine
beauty of the suite, with its select artefacts, paintings, furniture and
carpets, conveys a warm and welcoming ambience. The Pichwai, a revered
hand painted cloth traditionally crafted in Nathdwara to be hung behind
idols, adds beauty to the suite.
Sajjan Niwas -
The Sajjan Niwas suite, built by Maharana Sajjan Singh between
1874-1884, retains an old world charm in its lamps, portraits, glass
mosaic inlay, traditional cloth fans, doors surfaced with mirrors and
furniture. The bedroom of the suite, decorated with frescoes depicting
the Hindu deity Krishna, is suffused with romance. The Sajjan Niwas
Suite opens onto the Sajjan Terrace overlooking the lake with
spectacular views of the Jagmandir Island and Aravallis.
Chandra Prakash -
The Chandra Prakash Suite, the Luster of the Moon Suite, glows like a
celestial orb with golden-yellow chandeliers and lamps softly lighting
the decorative gilt mouldings, sinuously sculpted marble, fine fretted
screens, floor inlaid with yellow, diamond-shaped tiles and the ceiling
embellished with frescoes. Maharana Bhupal Singh held court in this
august room in the 1930’s; making it the only suite to hold this honour.
Mayur Mahal -
Mayur Mahal or Peacock Palace is inspired by the resplendent beauty of
the iridescent blue, green and bronze hues of the peacock. In India the
beautiful bird has traditionally been regarded as a symbol of royalty,
love, fertility and the rains. Artistically crafted with glass mosaic
peacock motifs embellishing the walls of this exquisite suite and its
rich interiors create a regal ambience. The coloured glass window panels
change the mood in the room with the shifting sunrays.
Jal Tarang -
Jal Tarang evocative of the waves of water is a beautiful suite. Located
at the lobby level it offers scenic views of the tranquil waters of Lake
Pichola and the mountains.. The beauty of this suite has been enhanced
by enclosing the corner chattri, once semi-open pavilion to enjoy the
view and breeze, and adding a Jacuzzi in the snug space. With a flick of
a switch, the glass panel changes from frosted to clear. So you can soak
yourself in complete privacy with a drink and a spectacular view of the
lake and mountains.
Sarva Shresth Suite -
Sarva Shresth Suite, as the name suggests, is simply the best. The
beautiful, spacious and elaborate suite encompasses the arrangement of a
complete residence as it includes a living and dining room. Embellished
with elegant and old-world artefacts and furniture, it offers guests a
complete experience of staying in a palace.
Virkha - Virkha or rains are especially precious in desert and semi-arid regions
of Rajasthan. Clouds fill the skies, and the rain fall gently fills the
lakes, transforming the land into soothing shades of green and infusing
the air with a soft scent of damp earth. This elegant suite, embellished
with local crafts and textiles, includes a sitting area and two
balconies that offer guests panoramic views of the lake to enjoy the
The Royal Suites (5)
The Royal Suite offers the guest a glimpse of royal living, intimately
linked with the evolution of the beautiful Lake Palace, offer a bonding
with nature’s elements.
Sandhya or evening, a time suggestive of beauty and beauty and
tranquility is embellished in rich emerald green and royal blue. The
suite is perfect for savouring sunsets that are always special by the
side of the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola and the spectacular
Aravalli mountains. The softened sunrays, slipping in through aquamarine
window panes, light the ornate antique gilt furniture casting a magical
ambience in the room. Guests can enjoy the changing colours of the sky
and waters over spirits and entrée’s in the privacy of this beautiful
Basant Bahar -
Basant Bahar, inspired by the spirit of the season of spring, is a
luxurious suite. With a silk canopy over the decorative four poster bed,
silk furnishings, rich carpet, miniature paintings and inlaid furniture,
the suite offers a heady regal ambience as well as the ethereal beauty
of spring. The suite also has scenic views of the lake and Jagmandir,
the neighbouring island palace.
Aravali Darshan -
The Aravalli Darshan, as the name suggests, offers a view of the
Aravallis, the oldest fold mountains in the world that stretch 350 miles
in a north-easterly slant through Rajasthan. Discover the pure beauty of
nature with the spectacular panorama of the ring of mountains ensconcing
the turquoise waters of Lake Pichola whilst staying at this elegant
Machla Magra - Machla Magra as the name suggests offers a magnificent view of an
unusual mountain that outlines the form of a fish. This wooded hillside
was once a favourite hunting ground for the king, and even today the
shooting box seen amidst its foliage recounts the days of royalty as
does the stone city wall that gently meanders up the slope. The compact
suite also offers views of the lake; of Jagmandir the neighbouring
island palace; and the hills, that can be enjoyed from the snug alcove.
Jag Mandir Darshan - Jag Mandir Darshan offers a picturesque view of the Jagmandir island, a
serene palace built by Maharana Karan Singh in about 1620. The Mughal
prince Khurrram, later Emperor Shah Jehan, sought refuge in its soothing
ambience in 1623 and it is said that inspired by the exquisite palace he
later built the Taj Mahal at Agra. The rulers of Udaipur enjoyed the
beauty and tranquility of the palace. When heir apparent Maharana Jagat
Singh II was restrained by his father to curtail his moonlight soirees
at the island, he vowed to built his own island palace. The result was
the creation of Jag Niwas, now Taj Lake Palace, which was inaugurated
with lavish and elaborate festivities in 1746.
The Jag Mandir Darshan suite recalls the incident that gave Udaipur the
beautiful lake palace. The elegant suite is blessed with a view of the
lake, Jagmandir Island and the hills.
Royal Spa Suite (1)
Rang Mahal - Rang Mahal as the name suggests is suffused with colour. The bright and
cheerful colours of the embellishments infuse the suite with joie de
vivre. Created in one of the oldest parts of the palace, this lovely one
beded suite having a treatment room (massage room) and its own private
Jacuzzi, charmingly set in two levels offers scenic views and of
Jagmandir, the neighbouring island palace.
Facilities & Services
Guests can look forward to our distinctive service and quality
Palace Business Services:
Broadband Internet access
Laptop computers on hire
Mobile phones on hire
Portable printers on hire
Wireless Internet access
Palace Concierge Services:
Car Hire Service
Express Laundry/ Dry cleaning
Palace Leisure Services :
Heritage Champagne Walks at the Palace
Jiva Spa and outdoor swimming pool
Special Meal Experience at a choice of locations
Vintage cars available for airport transfer and city tours Shopping and