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Glowing like a precious pearl in the middle of the biggest lake in Udaipur is the resplendent Taj Lake Palace, the former summer palace of the Maharajah of Rajasthan. Gleaming a burnished gold in the setting sun, the hotel is surrounded by lush hills and the ancient facades of palaces and towns, a solitary beacon of unrivalled luxury and opulence.
As a honeymoon destination, the Taj Lake Palace is a decadent haven of old-world romance and splendour. The Moorish architecture of swirling arches, sensuous minarets and colourful mosaic facades create a flamboyant ambience of a regal era. Every corner and space echo with whispers of a past royal heritage, transporting you into an entirely different world with a culture of luxe refinement.
Refurbished by the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces group, the Taj Lake Palace provides every conceivable comfort without sacrificing an iota of its golden past. Rooms are designed to preserve the original decor and furnishings, but are upgraded with lush beds and the latest gadgets. The variety of royal suites, which used to house the Maharaja and his family as well as his guests, are spectacular – think grand spaces dressed in the finest tapestries and fittings, filled with gorgeous antiques and artworks.
The Taj Lake Palace also houses a pool with views of the old palace on the opposite bank, a small gym and Jiva Spa. The hotel has also launched the Jiva Spa Boat, which lets you enjoy traditional Indian massages while taking in the stunning views of Lake Pichola (on which the boat floats) and its surroundings.
Taj Lake Palace is ideal, too, as a wedding destination. Hold welcome parties and receptions at the marbled patio at the entrance of the hotel or on the rooftop, which offers stunning views all around. The cosy mosaic courtyard is a romantic venue for guests to mix and mingle before dinner, which can be held at any of the gorgeous indoor venues or outdoors. Guests also get to enjoy delicious Indian cuisine served by the hotel’s renowned restaurants while they bask in soothing traditional Indian music.
The Female Brides team flew to Udaipur with Jet Airways. For hotel bookings, contact the Taj Lake Palace Singapore office at 6732-1789.
This article was first featured in Female Brides Issue 7.