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34. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

Ranked #34 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“Just because it is in one of the most stunning locations on earth.” Sunshine Flint

An 18th-century white marble palace floating on the waters of Lake Pichola in one of India’s most magical cities.

A private boat ferries guests to a world of Raj-like luxury. Rooms are a symphony of marble and mosaic, satins and silks with views to Udaipur’s palace-filled skyline and the misty green-blue Aravalli mountains.

You can have your stars read or take a bespoke tour – sari shopping, perhaps? The turbanned and gracefully sari’d staff are a joy.

Dine on the rooftop for magical sunsets and moonlit nights. A royal treat.

Size 66 rooms, 17 suites 

Hotels.com genuine guest score 4.9/5

Hotels.com genuine guest review “Incredible character and detail while still offering the utmost in luxury and very best level of service.”

Did you know The James Bond Octopussy was filmed in Udaipur and at the Lake Palace.

 

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