Lake Palace Udaipur
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
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.