This Gorgeous Floating Palace in India Is Waiting for You

You could book a room in paradise.

Taj Lake Palace Hotel Udaipur India Floating Lake
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At Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India, you and your significant other can float all your cares away at one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

This floating palace in the middle of Lake Pichola was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1746 as a bonafide pleasure palace. Today, it's a five-star luxury hotel as well as a popular T.V. and film location, with cameos in "Octopussy" and "Jewel in the Crown".

The floating palace is located across from the larger City Palace in Udaipur and enjoys 360 degrees of lake and city views from its spot in the tranquil waters. Restored in the 1960s, the hotel includes 65 rooms and 18 suites with around-the-clock butler service.

Taj Lake Palace Hotel Udaipur India Floating Lake
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If you're itching to get your feet on dry land, getting to and from the hotel is just a quick trip by water taxi from the city pier.

When you're not spending time in your beautiful suite, the hotel also offers a full-sized swimming pool, yoga facilities, a rooftop bar, restaurant, and a spa on a boat. Because everything is better on a boat.

Taj Lake Palace Hotel Udaipur India Floating Lake
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If you plan on staying at the floating palace and being treated like royalty, be prepared to pay a royal sum. Rooms cost between $380 (30,000 INR) and over $5,330 (425,000 INR) per night, depending on the size and type of room you decide to book.

More information on booking your trip can be found on the hotel's website.

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