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In the middle of lake Pichola is situated the Lake Palace of Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Lake Palace Udaipur

Constructed By Maharana Jagat Singh
Year of Construction 1743
Highlights Picturesque location of the palace, in the middle of a lake. Other attractions include a number of magnificent palaces and courtyards.

Lake Palace Udaipur, RajasthanMaharana Jagat Singh got the Lake Palace of Udaipur constructed in 1743. Built as a summer retreat for the Maharana, this palace is situated on an island, Jag Niwas, in the middle of Lake Pichola. Now converted into a five star hotel, Udaipur Lake Palace is sprawled across 1.5 hectares. Constructed in white marble, it is one of the most mesmerizing palaces not only in Rajasthan, rather the whole of India.

There are a number of apartments within the palace itself. Some of them are Bada Mahal, Kush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal, etc. Ornamented with painted mirrors, inlaid stones, cusped arched and lotus leaves, the rooms in these apartments bring back the memories of the bygone royal era. All over the palace textiles and handicrafts with exquisite themes and craftsmanship are displayed.

The courtyards of the Lake Palace of Rajasthan played host to the rulers for the purpose of holding durbars. Adorned with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and gardens, these courtyards make the palace look more attractive. Adding to the fascination of the palace are the sounds of the waves rippling and lashing around the island.

Lake Palace, now converted into a hotel, has 83 rooms, with 17 suites and 53 deluxe rooms. Each of the room has a particular theme and is decorated with the textiles and handicrafts as per the theme. The facilities provided at the Udaipur Lake Palace Hotel include a swimming pool, conference hall, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, souvenir shop and jewelry shops. For the purpose of recreation, excursions in and around Udaipur are organized at the hotel itself.