The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur has long been on my hotel bucket list and our visit during Diwali left no area of disappointment whatsoever.
The location is simply stunning located as it is in the middle of Lake Picolia and accessed by boat from a jetty on the dam wall alongside the old city.
As with all Taj Palace premise the staff at this hotel are exceptional in their friendliness and professionalism.
The rooms are a little smaller than you might expect for one of Taj's more expensive hotels but who cares - I got the impression that most guests are only there for a night or two (we stayed for 2) simply to experience this magical experience.
It is not a large hotel either. You will see the whole hotel in 5 minutes walking around but the restaurants are superb, the bar is excellent and the pool (like several of the other top hotels visited on this trip) would rate as a childrens paddling pool in depth in Australia.
Everything however is about the location and views.
I highly recommend doing the sunset boat cruise in the evening to explore the lake and remember that the trip from the hotel to the airport can take a lot longer at busy times than you might expect. Definitely use the hotel cars!
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking