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Taj Lake Palace,Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace P.O. Box 5, Lake Pichola Udaipur - 313001 Rajasthan, India   , Udaipur
Overview
Description

Taj Lake Palace is the floating marble palace with the Aravalli ranges and city palaces at the backdrop. Vintage Coupe along with the guests royally halts in front of the lake, and the mesmerizing view transports the guests to a level of trance. Boats at the jetty are present to carry the guests to the palace and gift a memorable stay with world class amenities and superior services.

Courtesans royally welcome the guests in a traditional way by showering rose petals and offering refreshments. Be it a heritage walk or shopping trip to the city, every moment is like a royal dream coming true. Originally known as Jag Niwas, the palace is one of the islands in Lake Pichola built by the Royal dynasty of Mewar.

Facilities

Taj Lake Palace offers services beyond comparison. It starts from receiving the guests at the Airport or the dock. Prompt staffs are always available to fulfill every need and desire of the guests. Rooftop deck or private nook can be preferred for brunch or lounging. Royal boat at Lake Pichola and Royal swing can be some of the most romantic experiences. Yoga can be arranged on the terrace if requested before hand.

Services inside the Hotel

Meals, spas or strolls, all are arranged by the staffs to provide ultimate comfort to the guests. Two or four day itinerary is arranged by them which includes spa treatments, sunset cruises on Lake Pichola, vintage car rides, city tour and delicious meals.

Cultural Shows take place at Jhankar courtyard. Shadow dance follows the cultural shows which can be enjoyed with vintage wines. Astrologer is available at Mewar Terrace which is chargeable.

A royal walk can be savored throughout the palace after all the guests gather at the lobby. Apart from these, miniature paintings and cookery classes which are rooted in Rajasthan, can also be joined.

Collection of antique and modern jewellery along with Rajasthani textile comprising of Zardosi work bedsheets and paintings are available within the palace premises. One can also go through the books to get a good grip over the history of the place. Wi-Fi enabled laptops is available and can be used at any place in the palace. This service is chargeable as

  • Rs. 125 for 30 Minutes
  • Rs. 200 for 1 Hour
  • Rs. 300 for 2 Hours
  • Rs. 600 for a 24-Hour Package
  • Applicable Taxes additional: 10.30% taxes

Chess, pool and backgammon are the games which can be enjoyed along with other guests in any of the common places. Other services include

  • Babysitting on prior request
  • Car Hire Service
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Express Laundry/ Dry cleaning
  • Postal/ Parcel Services
  • Travel & Tours desk
  • Airport and railway transfers
  • Security escort on prior request

Services outside the Hotel

Gangaur Cruise includes a trip in an antique ceremonial imperial barge across Lake Pichola. The barge is illuminated by candle lights and are driven by oarsmen in royal costumes. This open venue entertains cocktail dinners or sumptuous meals from live grill. The awe strucking ambiance is created by glittering stars, reflection of light on the lake and live music. Charges are applicable and reservation is made on a prior request.

Sunset Cruise can be an exclusive one which glides across Lake Pichola during the most scenic moment of the day. Charges and timing differ according to the season.

Jiva Spa Boat gives the guests an opportunity to get pampered for half or full day. Traditional Indian aromatherapy, signature body treatments and sensuous soak in a bath along with Spa cuisine, fresh juices and champagne gifts a divine feeling to the guests. Floral odor, flickering lights and flight of birds from one place to other tickle the senses. The spa experience involves

  • Relaxing Spa Experience is for two hours which involves
  • Orja Dayaka
  • Vishram
  • Pavithri
  • Sammardana
  • Energizing Spa Escape includes Pehelwani Malish and soak bathe for three hours.
  • Royal Spa Sojourn includes Mewar Khas which is traditional of Mewar on the wedding day. It is a treatment for three hours.
  • Romantic Spa Escapade is carried on for four hours including meal. It relieves tension, pain and aches.
  • Romantic Spa Indulgence is practiced for five hours which includes meal.
  • Aromatherapy is provided by two therapists.

Vintage Car Drive is another rare experience which one can enjoy at this palace. The cars which were once used by the royal families of Mewar represents royalty and status. The cars take the guests on a memorable ride throughout the city of Udaipur. Prior reservation and charges are applicable.

Animal Excursions include elephant rides, camel rides, horseback riding and bird watching excursions.

Dining Experiences

Taj Lake Palace offers delicious and sumptuous dining options at the restaurants of the palace. Cuisines, cutlery and linen used are exclusive of their kind. There is a reflection of royalty at every step of dining. Personal butlers are assigned to take care of every detail.

Wine appreciation menus, degustation menus, theme menus, and traditional Rajasthani meals are some of the variations by the chef. Dining folder, menus, information and photographs help the guests to select their choice.

It is finally presented in an innovative manner on wood, marble, glass and hand made paper. Asian, Indian, Contemporary Western and Italian cuisines along with a variety of cocktail are served at exquisite locations. The Wine steward chooses the appropriate wine to cater to the appropriate occasion.

Amrit Sagar is one of the bars which is also named Sea of Nectar. It stocks cigars, wines and spirits. The atmosphere around the bar is also pleasing. One can prefer this venue for a light meal. Single malts, cognacs, signature martinis, manhattans and other international spirits are available here. Lounge Bar can be opted for tea flavors during daytime and cocktails at night.

Pontoon is the breathtaking venue with stable table on a floating barge which floats across Lake Pichola. Gliding across the lake will provide some splendid views of the City Palace like sunbeams striking from the Aravalli ranges and Monsoon Palace.

Pontoon Royal Rajasthani Theme has pontoon dining with gadi moda bolsters, silk rugs and brass candle stands. Traditional meals are served in gold plated thali amidst hand crafted bajot decorated with floral motifs. Personal butler takes care of every necessity.

Gangaur and the Live Show Kitchen is organized at Gangaur which is one of the royal barges of the Mewar family. Seven rowers add to the magnificence with their royal robes gliding across the lake while guests enjoy cocktail dinners. Floating live kitchen is attached to the barge. Barbequed snacks, seafood and hors d’oeuvres are the special dishes prepared here.

Music and firework can be arranged on request. Mewar Terrace offers views of City Palace, Lake Pichola and the Monsoon Palace which is scenic and romantic. Couples or a small group can be entertained with traditional Rajasthani dishes.

Lily Pond is the lush green garden which extends to the courtyard. A sparkling fountain glorifies the venue. It has a historical touch as the ruler of Mewar had a meeting with his subjects at this place. Natural splash and chirping of birds accompany the guests, weather for lunch or dinner.

Bhairo is the ideal venue for European delectable dishes. The ingredients and cooking techniques are unique. Food is complemented with vintage spirits from Palace Wine Cellar. The scenic beauty and unrevealed stories of Mewar transports the guests to the yesteryear.

High Tea at Bhairo is one of the rituals of the palace. Sandwiches garnished with beluga, freshly baked scones, exotic fruit tarts, oven fresh muffins and delicate pastries on silver plated plates are served here. Tea is specially served in walnut chest.

Jharokha is the venue that has beautiful architectural arches. It faces the pristine Lake Pichola. It remains open throughout the day and the cuisines vary from national to international, specially Asian and Mediterranean.

The splendid views of the lake as well as the city palace enhance the ambiance. Lake Palace Eggs Benedict and signature French Press Coffe are the unique dishes at breakfast.

Neel Kamal is dedicated to Lord Shiva's divinity. Authentic dishes of Mewar are served here. The ingredients, cooking techniques as well as traditional wood-fired stoves are rooted to Mewar. The awe strucking atmosphere created by Lily Pond accentuates the flavor.

Business Experiences

Uninterrupted services for meetings and conferences are provided to the business guests. Unique, traditional welcome by a fleet of elephants and camels enrobed royally, enhance the gravity of the event. Facilities include

  • Facsimile on prior request
  • Photocopying on prior request
  • Secretarial services on prior request
  • Laptop computers on hire
  • Mobile phones on hire
  • Portable printers on hire
  • High-speed Internet access

Wi-Fi with additional cost

  • Rs. 125 for 30 Minutes
  • Rs. 200 for 1 Hour
  • Rs. 300 for 2 Hours
  • Rs. 600 for a 24-Hour Package
  • Applicable Taxes additional: 10.30% taxes

Rejuvenating Experiences

Taj Lake Palace provides one of the best venue for Yoga and Meditation. The tranquil and serene atmosphere enable to concentrate and cleanse the mind and soul. Jiva Spa heals tension and aches and rejuvenates and rewinds through therapies and massages. Fitness Center has Treadmills, cross trainer, cycle, weights, Steam room and Hot and cold Jacuzzi in the swimming pool area.

Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Swiming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center/ Spa