Bearing the classic stamp of the Taj chain of hotels, this is a secluded fairy tale hotel, where elegance and tradition set the placid waters of Lake Pichola at Udaipur aflame with its delectable charm and romantic ambience. The Lake Palace situated on Jag Niwas Island continues to be one of the world’s most favoured honeymoon hotels, not just for its beautiful lake setting but also for its attentive services and culinary offerings. Distinctly designed to capture a different mood and period, each of the 66 rooms and 17 suites at Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur offers stunning views. For decades now, its opulent interiors, the private sit-outs jutting over the lake, the lily pond, the swimming pool and atmospheric public areas have served an array of regal fantasies, all beautifully backed by the pampering, gourmet meals and dazzling entertainment. If you really want to make a splash you can hire Gangaur, the 150-year old royal barge (used in Octopussy -the popular James Bond thriller, which was filmed at the City Palace) for a romantic dinner cruise on the lake from the Gangaur Ghat near the City Palace complex.