About The City
Popularly known as the Jewel Of Mewar, Udaipur was primarily ruled by
Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years.As a romantic dream, the city is nestled
alongside a lake surrounded by low lying hills and dotted with impressive
The Lake Palace is located 26 km from the airport and 3 km from the railway
The Lake Palace is located in Udaipur, the land of lakes and palaces. The
Palace swiftly nestles itself on the Jagniwas island and cover 1.5 hectares
of the island in the middle of the pichola lake.
Initially, the lake palace was known as Jag Niwas and was built by Maharaja
Jai Singh in 1754. The palace beautifully encompassed by the majestic hills
and blue sparkling water of the Pichola Lake. Today, the enchanting palace
is converted into a luxury hotel.
The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. It was later
enlarged by the founder. The lake is surrounded by hills palaces temples
bathing ghats and embankments.
The lake palace is beautifully crafted in pure white marble. The palace
adorn itself with slender carved columns, fountains, filigreed screens,
domed chattris and swimming pool that were created for royal princes. It is
a three storeyed palace embellished in yellow sandstone and marble slabs.
The interior of the palace is decorated with coloured stones.
This is the main attraction at the palace. Since most tourist who visit the
exotic monument thrill themselves with boating in Lake Pichola that
surrounds the palace.
Lake Palace as Heritage hotel
The palace has been converted into a royal hotel managed by the Taj group
of hotels since 1971. Various apartments in the palace like: the Bada Mahal,
Kush Mahal, Sajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and Dhola Mahal, compliment the
enriching interiors offering a romantic appeal. There are 84 centrally
air-conditioned rooms including 17 suites and 53 Deluxe rooms with attached