Udaipur Travel Guide

Lake Palace in Udaipur
 

The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters of the Pichola like an elegant fantasy in white marble. The Lake palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acers of rock. It was initially called Jaginwas after its founder Maharana Jagjit Singh.

The Lake Palace is located on the Jag Niwas Island and covers the whole of 1.5 hectare of the island in the middle of the Pichola Lake. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743 it was meant as a royal summer palace and now converted in to a five star palace hotel. It is a magical palace and its image in the middle of the lake is like a leaf straight out of a fairy tale book with an excellent taste of intricate craftsmanship and the ethnic themes using the textiles and handicrafts all over highlight the beauty that is simply beyond compare the lake around makes a pleasant murmur with its rippling waves and lapping that adds to the mesmerising moments.



The Maharana, ruler of Jaipur from 1628 to 1654, was very friendly with Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and encouraged his craftsmen to copy some of the glories of his incomparable buildings at Agra. The successive rulers used this cool haven as their summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards.

These courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and gardens all add to its impressive image. The rooms are decorated with cusped arches, inland stones of pink, and green lotus leaves and painted mirrors.

Apartments like the Bada Mahal, Kush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and Dhola Mahal. All enhance the romance of the elegant setting. Among the facilities available are swimming pool, conference hall and a bar. Other events of recreation organised here are excursions in and around and a bar other events of recreation organised here are excursions in and around Udaipur.

Business facilities
Fully equipped 24 hour Business Centre with 8 meeting rooms. Offering Internet connectivity, Sprint Mail, work stations, multimedia computers, laptops, portable printers, cellphones. Colour copier facility and secretarial service. Interpretation/translation facilities on request. Meeting Rooms and Banquet
12 rooms with a capacity ranging from 25 to 500 persons auditorium style or 18 to 2000 persons for cocktails/receptions. State of the art conference facilities.

Restaurants and Bar
Jharokha: 24-hour coffee shop facing the lake and the city palace.
Amrit Sagar: The bar, decorated with intricate glass mosaic work on the walls and ceiling.
Neel Kamal: Indian and Continental cuisine served in a restaurant facing the lily pond.
 



 


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