Also known as Jag Niwas, this stunning lake palace afloat on Lake Pichola,
was developed by Rana Jagat Singh II in the 1730s as a pleasure palace because
permission had been denied to him by his father to develop the existing
island palace of Jag Mandir.
You have to sail through the southern end of the lake to reach the palace. The Lake Palace amazes and delights you at every turn. Crafted out of pure white marble, the slender carved columns, fountains, filigreed screens, domed chattris to the bottom of its swimming pool, all were created for the private frolics of a princess.
You are suggested to take lots of film, as capturing the misty beauty of the palace may result into endless photo shoot. Situated 800 feet from the banks and covering an area of 4 acres, the palace is a three storied building, created out of yellow sandstone and marble slabs. The dome of this palace looks like a crown. The interior is decorated with colored stones. There is a spacious circular apartment built elegantly in white and black marble, murals and paintings.
Lake Palace Udaipur
A Luxury Hotel In 1961, Maharana Bhagat Singh decided to convert Jag Niwas into a luxury hotel because, as its design-consultant said, it seemed the only viable way that it could be maintained'. It caught the fancy of the international who's who immediately, and since 1971, it has been managed by the Taj group of Hotels.