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Lake Palace is an outstanding marble palace built in the 18th century and is surrounded by an island on Lake Pichola. The palace-turned-hotel has its own specific way of being splendid and it has even been showcased in a James Bond motion picture. Reaching Lake Palace is just a 1 KM boat ride from the City Palace in Udaipur. It is an exception 5-star Taj Hotel today and features the finest highlights such as butler service, luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and 24x7 room service, on top of a breathtakingly unique view of the lake and palace together. There’s even a minibar where you can sit, relax with a drink or two on antique iconic furniture of the king’s era. The views of the ceiling with all those spectacular painting work and watercolor artifact are also there to leave you spellbound.
Explore the Momentous Lake Palace-turned-Hotel
If you're all about good food with good ambiance, come to Neel Kamal for fine dining. It serves the true taste and authentic flavors of the royal cuisines of Udaipur. And if you desire to get European food in here, then Bhairo, a rooftop dining hub, should be your go-to option for a variety of traditional European cuisine. Other than Neel Kamal, you can try Jharokha that has a generous menu for dinner. And then there’s Amrit Sagar Bar with a pleasant and soothing ambiance where you can have cigars, sheeshas, or wines.
To experience the culture of Udaipur, you can take up a guided heritage walks. During the walk, you will learn more about this glorious ancient place, its culture, traditions, and folktales.
The marvelous architecture of Lake Place will make you go crazy. Lake Place has various columns of courtyards, which are in series, and looks mesmerizing with all the surrounding terraces and fountains.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are not required to reach or explore Lake Palace in Udaipur. Tickets to various nearby attractions where entry is charged can be purchased from their main entrances.
How To Get Around?
Moving around the magnanimous Taj Hotel, formerly Lake Palace, is easy, comfortable, and a joie de vivre. All popular attractions are at walking distance from each other and the pathways, as well as courtyards, are well-maintained.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Lake Palace in Udaipur is during winters. Summers in Udaipur are hot, humid and scorching while the temperature remains comfortable during winters with a comfortable breeze, making it just the right time for you to visit the lustrous Lake Palace. The best months to visit Udaipur are February, March, September, October, November, and December.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
For overseas visitors, Maharana Pratap Airport, some 22 kilometers East of Udaipur, is the nearest touch point. Easy accommodation is available around the airport and you may ask the staff to arrange a round trip for you to the Lake Palace. Local buses, tuk-tuk, taxis, and private cars are also great options for you to reach Lake Palace.
Do not forget to pack some extra layers since evenings in Udaipur can often be breezy and cool. Summers are brooding so please mind carrying light lifestyle clothing, shades, sunscreen, water bottles, and umbrella.