The Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
A Royal “Lotus” Across Time
Udaipur, the city of lakes also known as the ”Venice of the East” and surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1568. It has served as the majestic capital of a 1,400yearold Mewar Dynasty for over 400 years. There are several lakes in Udaipur, of which the most beautiful is Lake Pichola. Nestled amidst this is the Taj Lake Palace, a surreal vision in white marble floating magically on the serene waters of Lake Pichola.
Maharana Jagat Singh II, it is said, took umbrage against his father‘ s refusal to allow him to have moonlit picnics with the ladies of his Zenama （women‘ s quarters） on the neighbouring island palace, Jag Mandir. As soon as he ascended the throne, the Maharana commissioned the construction of the Lake Palace, a great patron of art, which remained the summer residence of the rulers of Mewar for 200 years. It was only in the 1960s when it became the first palace in the country to be converted into a hotel.
With its legacy of hospitality, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces was the perfect choice to carry on the royal tradition of the luxurious Lake Palace, Udaipur. Since then, the hotel has been playing host to a veritable list of international and national celebrities and personalities and attracting leisure travellers from across the world. Nestled amidst the enchanting and historical city of Udaipur, the magical allure of this magnificent palace continues to be recognized as one of the most enduring symbols of Indian architecture.