Lake Palace is one of India’s most famous hotels. It is located in the middle of Lake Pichola and it was built between 1743 and 1746 under the direction of the Maharana Jagat Singh II, who was the 62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was supposed to be a summer palace and was initially named Jan Niwas, after its founder.
There are certain times in a year when the water level is high and for that the island is completely covered and the palace seems to be floating in the water.
In the 1960s, the building was transformed into a luxury hotel and in 1971 it was expanded with another 75 rooms.
Today it features 83 rooms fitted with carved wooden furniture, colorful murals and rich silk upholstery underneath the jharokhas.