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Lake Palace Udaipur

It is breathtaking to watch the sun burst through a curtain of crimson, swirling across the drowsy dawn sky above Udaipur’s massive citadel. Four centuries old, it looks exactly as a palace should: immense, impressive, imposing—the very picture of majesty. Yet we hardly suffer in its shadow. In the Lake Palace Hotel you are made to feel like king and queen—appropriate because this 250-year-old palace has always served royalty. Built entirely of marble and filling every inch of Jagniwas Island, the ethereal pearl-white inn is like a cloud floating on the lake’s surface, and makes you feel you are on Cloud Nine. Converted to a hotel in 1961, the Lake …