Monday, 14 November 2011

Faire Un Voyage: Taj Lake Palace

 Have been completely smitten since first discovering the majestic Taj Lake Palace here some time ago-- the beauty & other worldliness of this 250 year old palace is breathtaking & feel I could sit & dream, simply, all day about this palace that seemingly floats on the waters of Lake Pichola.  .  .  

Built in 1746, the Taj Lake Palace [formerly the Jag Niwas Palace] was built for the young Maharana Jagat Singh II. . . Legend has it that the young prince would entertain the ladies of the Zenana with moonlight picnics by the lake in the palace of Jag Mandir-- that was, until his father found out. . . The solution it seemed, for this young romantic, was to build his own palace on a different island of Lake Pichola. . .  & so the Taj Lake Palace came to be. . .

This palace, which began as a rebellious gesture has now become one of the most romantic hotels in the world & has recently been transformed to its former glory-- tapestry's & silks & marble adorn the decadent palace which can only be reached by boat & as can be seen in the pictures,  "the palace is every bit as luxurious inside as it is dramatically stunning on the outside". . .

* Photo's from here, for more information or to book, here

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