Lake Palace, Royals Suits in City of Lakes
India was a land of Kings and Emperors. Although they are long gone now, their legacies are still alive in every nook and corner of the country. Rajasthan, the abode of Kings, has several such heritages to cherish those royal memories. They are alive especially in fortresses and places across the state. Among the best luxury palaces still opened for public is the Lake Palace or Jag Niwas. It is located in the picturesque Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is a 4-acre property accessed only with speed boats. It was built between 1743 and 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II as his winter palace. The palace has a rich history.
After independence, Jag Niwas did transform into a half-abandoned palace even if royal heirs attempted to renovate it several times. Finally, in 1971, Taj Hotels took the management of the palace starting its renovation as a modern hotel. Back in 2000, the Lake Place underwent its second massive restoration. It became a luxury hotel with total 83 rooms and suites.
Lake Palace has a completely ergonomic architecture ensuring natural comfort. It faces towards the east and its walls are embellished with thousands of precious and semi-precious stones. The gardens and fountains in the hotel makes it a real royal space to live in. Modern amenities include free Wi-Fi, Bar and airport shuttles. The cost of a single suite starts from INR 32,000 per night.
The palace hotel boasts of many celebrities as guests including Queen Elizabeth, the Kings of Iran and Nepal and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Also, the hotel is featured in many Indian and international movies. Udaipur is also known as City of Lakes. It is one of the most beautiful and romantic holiday destinations famous not only in India, but across the world. The city is also known as “Kashmir of Rajasthan”.