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Attractions » A Night in Lake Palace
A Night in Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur
famous Lake Palace hotel rises out of the waters of Lake Pichola like a
mirage in white marble. One of the most beautiful palaces in the world, it
seems to have been spun out of a fantasy. Originally built as a summer
resort for the royalty, when it was converted into a luxury hotel in the
1960's, its stunning location put Udaipur on the international tourist
map. Built on four acres of natural rock foundation its architecture
reflects the glorious Mughal designs inherent in the magnificent
structures of Agra. It has courtyards lined with columns, pillared
terraces, ornate glasswork, intricate paintings, Hibiscus laden gardens
and fountain pavilions. The rooms are decorated with cusped arches, inland
stones of pink, and green lotus leaves and painted mirrors. With open-air
courtyards, marble swimming pool and magnificent terraces apartments like
the Bada Mahal, Kush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and Dhola Mahal, it
is deservedly famous for its ethereal and aesthetic beauty.
This whispy white and magically romantic palace is a huge draw for
wedding parties, it has seen many a white wedding dress flowing along its
magical main terrace, which has an extraordinary view and sits above a
The shimmering turquoise waters of Lake Pichola surround the Lake Palace
and enhance its mistique. The Lily pond, in the centre of the palace seems
an extension of this aesthetic watery ambience. Amidst these outrageously
incredible views, dining is a pleasure during the day and the setting is
no less than magical during night time. Soak in its peace and tranquility,
gently lapping lake water, glittering lights and haunting strains of music
from across the shores.
The city of Udaipur, steeped in mystery and romance asserts a magnetic
pull for travellers, writers, poets and painters alike. This city of dawn
sits in a picturesque setting, surrounded by hills and mountains and set
on the edge of three lakes, it is a dreamy desert oasis. Its narrow
streets lined with vividly colored stalls, gardens, temples and palaces
mirrored in the placid blue waters of lake Pichhola, add to the magic that
all the Lake Palace houses 84 centrally air conditioned rooms, 17 of these
are gorgeous suites and 53 are sumptuous Deluxe rooms. The rooms and
suites are exceptionally well decorated, each has a particular theme and
is decorated with textiles and handicrafts of the region. The rooms are
enlivened with silks, artefacts, ornate furnishings and intricate
paintings or murals, and well equipped with mod cons. The rooms offer
panoramic views of the lake and the city beyond. The suites also include a
living room and private balconies. All the rooms include phones with
international direct dial facility, channel music, colour television with
satellite programmes and 24 hours room service. Some other services
provided by the hotel are secretariat service, swimming pool, beauty
parlour and massage centre, travel desk, car rental, shopping arcade,
currency exchange, electronic safes in all the rooms, doctor on call and
The palace was built for leisure and this tradition still carries on, the
guests are treated to fine performances of dance and music, puppet shows
and parties are often arranged on the barge. An astrologer sits outside
the lobby entrance and is always happy to tell you your future. Chess and
many other games can be enjoyed when you feel like spending time indoors.
The royal banquet halls are now reception rooms, bars and restaurants.
Apartments namely the Bada Mahal, Khush Mahal, Sajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal
and the Dhola Mahal add to the romantic setting and give a taste of the
regal splendor of a bygone era , they also boast of a restaurant, a coffee
shop and a well appointed lobby with jewellery and souvenir shops.
Wining and Dining
Dine at Jharokha
the early morning sun rise over the still waters of the lake as you bite
into freshly baked croissants and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at Jharokha,
the 24 hour lakeside cafe. The best setting also for a a steaming cup of
coffee and good conversation. The shimmering lake at night will only add
to the experience of being served delectable dishes, once created only for
kings and queens.
A restaurant facing the lily pond, serves both Indian and Continental
cuisine. The highest rated though is the delicious Rajasthani cuisine that
is available here.
Is the poshest watering hole in this desert oasis, after all it is Lake
Palace's lounge bar. Decorated with intricate glass mosaic work on the
walls and ceiling, it has a fine collection of both soft as well as hard