Taj Lake Palace
This 270-year-old white marble palace floats like a mirage in the middle of Lake Pichola and looks dazzling from the shore. Reached by a short boat ride, it was built as a summer retreat by Maharana Jagjit Singh who ruled Jaipur in the 17th century. It has undergone major refurbishment which has gone a long way to restore its palatial feel with marble floors and rich furnishings.
There are three restaurants and one bar; Jharokha - an informal all day restaurant serving both buffet and a la carte from around the world, Neel Kahal - a fine dining option specialising in signature Rajasthani food which overlooks the famous lily pond (only open for dinner), and Bhairo - a breathtaking rooftop contemporary western cuisine restaurant offering scintillating views of the beautifully lit Palace of the King of Mewar and the sparkling waters of Lake Pichola (only open for dinner). Amritsagar is the bar and lounge with a good collection of wine, fine single malts and cigars. 24-hour in-room dining is also available to all guests, as well as private dining options and for the ultimate private dinner package, an evening on the royal barge ‘Gangaur ‘, equipped with seven rowers, private dance performers and your own private chef. Although relatively small, the pool terrace has lovely views of the City Palace. The hotel comprises of 66 rooms and 17 suites as follows: 33 Luxury Rooms, 33 Palace Rooms, 3 Historical Suites, 3 Royal Suite, 10 Grand Royal Suite and 1 Grand Royal Presidential Suite. It also has a fitness centre, Jiva spa with an exclusive spa boat experience unlike any other, and there is one outdoor swimming pool heated in winter. Wi-fi is complementary in all rooms and public spaces.