Set in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, the suitably named Lake Palace Hotel is a truly special place, offering peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here Tracey Olsen tells us about what makes this place such a peaceful retreat for travellers.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were given a private tour of the facilities, followed by a lovely two hour facial and oil scalp massage at the luxurious Jiva Spa. Fighting back the shuteye was a challenge during this mesmerising and tranquil experience as the scent of sandalwood oil lingered in the air, and soft music played in the background.
Relaxed and rested we made our way up to the rooftop restaurant to enjoy an exquisite four course private dinner hosted by the charismatic Bharat Vyas, the Palace Manager. With four amazing waiters ensuring our glass was never empty, and fanning us to cool down the 24 degree evening heat, this was the definition of serenity.
The following morning we enjoyed a sunrise yoga session on the rooftop, and were later treated to a delicious breakfast of eggs Benedict with a spicy Indian twist. The fresh juices, exotic fruits and home-made yoghurts were just what we needed to wrap up a wonderful stay at the Lake Palace.
Experience the Lake Palace Hotel for yourself on our 9 day Taj Showcase tour.