Located on the beautiful island of Jag Niwas in the middle of the picturesque Lake Pichola in Udaipur, the Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Rajasthan. It has been a prime tourist attractions on Udaipur sightseeing tour. Converted into a luxury hotel (run by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces), this beautiful palace was constructed between 1743 and 1746 under the direction of Maharana Jagat Singh II as a winter palace. This beautiful palace in the middle of the lake initially called Jag Niwas or Jagniwas after its founder.
The beautiful Lake Palace on the Jagniwas Island in the middle of the Lake Pichola was built facing east so that inhabitants of the palace can pray to the Hindu God Surya, the Sun, at the crack of the dawn. This beautiful palace was also used by successive rulers as their summer resort. They used to hold their royal durbars in its beautiful courtyards line with stunning columns, architecturally beautiful pillared terraces, beautiful fountains, and picturesque gardens. The walls of the palace are made of black and white marbles and are intricately decorated and ornamented with semi-precious stones, colored stones, colored glasses, and other decorative niches. The upper room in the palace is extremely beautiful. It is a perfect circle with a diameter of about 21 feet. Its floor is inlaid superbly with beautiful black and white marbles, and the walls are intricately decorated. And the dome is superbly stunning in form.
Converted into a heritage hotel and named the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, this elegant palace hotel consists of 83 rooms and suites featuring while marble walls and providing world class accommodation facilities to the guests. The hotel operates its own speed boats to transport the guests to the hotel from a jetty near the famous City Palace Complex of Udaipur. You shall love to visit this beautiful Lake Palace or enjoy the facilities available at the hotel on your Udaipur tour. This will provide you a great experience to treasure for lifetime.