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The mystique of Taj Lake Palace, India

The Vintage coupé glides to a stop at the lake’s edge. It’s hard to believe the floating vision in marble is real. Blink, and indeed, there is a luminous palace emerging from the mist.

Suddenly you are in a boat, drifting ever closer and the reality doesn’t disappoint. With the Aravalli Mountains and city palaces as a backdrop one gets an impending sense of enchantment.

Accommodations at Taj Lake Palace, a Leading Small Hotel, are as delightful as the exterior. Every one of the romantic rooms holds a story and among the most compelling is The Chandra Prakash Suite, meaning Lustre of the Moon. The decorative gilt moldings, sculpted marble columns, and fine fretwork screens impressed even the Maharaja who held court in this very room in the 1930s.

There are countless unique experiences to be had.

Sail into a purple sunset on a 150-year old Gangaur complete with candlelight and resplendently dressed oarsmen. Indulge in a heritage walk with an escort followed by a glass of sparkling wine at the bar. Soak in the sounds and sights of the city as your royal butler accompanies you on a shopping trip. In this royal dream, anything is possible.


History is witness that grand declarations of love have always been the privilege of the royals. If the walls of the palaces could talk they would whisper tales of Sapphires and Diamonds and grand levees.

A luxurious stay at any of the Taj Grand Palaces includes accommodation for two nights on double occupancy, with champagne tours and breakfast in bed and airport transfers. Intimate dinners at surprising locations with wine and a round of Cigar & Cognac with our compliments. Rooms with scented candles and aroma oils, signature Spa therapies and menus crafted to delight.