Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Lake Palace,Udaipur

Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a luxury hotel of 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls, located on a natural foundation of 4 acres (16,000 m2)rock in the center of well known PICHHOLA lake.It was built in 1743 under the direction of the Maharana Jagat Singh II
(62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar) of Udaipur, as a royal summer palace and was initially called Jagniwas  after its founder. The palace was constructed facing east, allowing its inhabitants to pray to the Surya(Hindu Sun god) at the crack of dawn. The successive rulers used this cool haven as their summer resort......