When you see Taj Lake Palace from afar, it resembles a huge white marble ship floating on water. The hotel lies on Lake Pichola, and it was built between 1743 and 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II as a summer residence for the members of the Mewar Royal Dynasty. Many think of it as the best hotel in India, and one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II and the King of Nepal all spent the night here.
Taj Lake Palace has 17 spacious suites, 66 majestic rooms, and four rooftop restaurants overlooking a lily pond. Most of the rooms have spectacular views of the lake, the City Palace, the Jag Mandir Place or the Aravalli mountain range.
Although they are decorated in the elaborate 1930s style, with ornate gilt moldings and marble columns, all of the rooms and suites are equipped with modern amenities like private bars, LCD TVs, DVD players, wireless internet, as well as with queen and king-size beds, platters of Goodnite chocolates & fruit, and personal safes.
Taj Lake Palace is exclusive and elegant with the exceptional service. You can ask a royal butler to accompany you on a shopping excursion, take a heritage walk with a guide and have a glass of champagne afterwards, or sail on the lake on a century-and-a-half-old Gangaur boat, a type of royal barge.
The hotel’s spa – Jiva Spa – applies ancient Indian healing and wellness techniques, body scrubs and wraps, while you can also relax in the hotel’s swimming pool or do some Yoga and Meditation, all part of the spa’s menu. watch video below
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