Udaipur Lake Palace – One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World
Udaipur is a historic city and the capital of Rajasthan State, one famous for its lakes. The place was founded by Rana Udai Singh. It is also known for Rajput-era palaces. Many of the palaces are now converted into elegant hotels such as the beautiful Lake Palace.
Lake Palace rises with the waters of Pichola on Jag Niwas Island. It covers the whole 1.5 hectares like a castle in white marble. It was built way back in the 17th century having 4 acres of rock foundation. The palace was first called Jaginwas after Maharana Jagjit Singh founded it in 1973. He reigns from 1628 to 1654. He encouraged craftsmen of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to copy the incomparable buildings at Agra. The rulers used this haven as their summer resort.
The highlights of the city are the ethnic themes that use textiles and handicrafts. It makes a pleasant hum like that of the rippling waves during some compelling moments. The courtyards have pillared terraces, gardens, fountains and lined columns. Its rooms are decorated with pink inland stones, green lotus leaves, cusped arches and painted mirrors
Lake Palace has 84 rooms with 17 suites and 53 deluxe rooms. It is beautifully designed a theme of textile and handicraft decorations. Standard rooms are elegantly appointed with centralized air conditioning, colored televisions, and channel music. It overlooks a lily pond from the terrace. Rooms facing the lake have perfect scenic views. The suites have living areas and a private balcony. However, historical suites are decorated with miniature paintings having beautifully crafted glass works.
Royal banquet rooms became their reception rooms, restaurants and bars. Apartments are enhanced in a romantic setting like the Bada Mahal, Aiian Niwas, Phool Mahal, Kush Mahal and Dhola Mahal.
Facilities and Services
The palace has its own coffee shop, jewelry and souvenir shops. The hotel also offers 24 hour room services, laundry services and international direct dial facilities.
Other facilities include a conference hall, a swimming pool, bar, mini gym, currency exchange, car rental and a shopping arcade. Guests can ask for help via the hotel’s travel desk, baby sitting services and doctors on call. Their online room reservation facility helps visitors travel with ease.
Many events are organized here and around the bar as well as in the entire region of Udaipur. Lily pond and Baragae Gangaur are the favorite places for events and gatherings. Entertainment shows are available such as Rajasthani Folk Dance and Music Show and the puppet show for children.
Many business travelers get to see the majestic beauty of Lake Palace and experience their fully equipped 24 hour business center. It has 8 meeting rooms all with internet connectivity, work stations, laptops, multimedia computers and sprint mail. There are also portable printers, 24 hour copier and a facsimile. Secretarial services and interpretation or translation facilities are also available.
Their meeting rooms and 12 banquet rooms can accommodate 25 to 500 persons in an auditorium style setting. Their state-of-the-art conference facilities can handle 18 to 2,000 persons, for cocktails and receptions.
Restaurants and Bar
The palace has a 24 hour coffee shop named Jharokha which faces the lake and the city palace. Amrit Sagar bar is well decorated with complex glass mosaics on its walls and ceilings. Restaurants like the Neel Kamal offer Indian and Continental cuisine as well as mouthwatering varieties. It faces the lily pond as it befits royalty.
Lake Palace is accessible by an airplane directly to Udaipur from Mumbai. Udaipur can be accessed by road or by train from New Delhi. It is 26 kms away from the airport, 3 kms from the bus stand and 3 kms from the railway station.
Every visitor of this luxurious hotel was amazed by their royalty treatment and services. It is truly a remarkable palace with great historical importance that contributes Udaipur being the 7th best city in the world.