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Udaipur, India Maharana Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar

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In the princely state of Rajasthan, the city of Udaipur is
the jewel in the crown. The opulent city of lakes and hills has been called the
Venice of the East and is a favorite exotic destination for those who live
royally in the West. Queen Elizabeth, the royal families of Denmark and Spain, and
Mick Jagger have all visited recently. The Lake
Palace
, centered in Lake Pichola and accessible only by boat, is owned by
the Maharana, the monarch of Udaipur, but run as a hotel—the very image of
imperial indulgence. (Doubles from $825.) —Sarah Rose

Where the Royals Vacation

Udaipur, India Maharana Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar

In the princely state of Rajasthan, the city of Udaipur is
the jewel in the crown. The opulent city of lakes and hills has been called the
Venice of the East and is a favorite exotic destination for those who live
royally in the West. Queen Elizabeth, the royal families of Denmark and Spain, and
Mick Jagger have all visited recently. The Lake
Palace
, centered in Lake Pichola and accessible only by boat, is owned by
the Maharana, the monarch of Udaipur, but run as a hotel—the very image of
imperial indulgence. (Doubles from $825.) —Sarah Rose

Courtesy of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Where the Royals Vacation

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