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The Story Behind Jag Mandir Palace, Udaipur

Jag Mandir Island Palace is an architectural marvel which in true senses contributes to the beauty of Udaipur. The property comes under HRH group (Historic Resorts and Hotels) which is owned by Shree Arvind Singh Ji Mewar. It is a beautiful Palace located on the southern island of Lake Pichola. It is a major tourist attraction especially for the foreigners and its famous hosting for big fat and lavish Indian weddings. Jag Mandir Palace is commonly called as ‘Lake Garden Palace’.

One can visit Jag Mandir only through a boat. The hotel includes few rooms, café, artistic restaurants, bar, and spa. You can enjoy your buffet dinner and get lost in the soothing atmosphere of the surroundings.

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A still of Jag Mandir in the night

But do you know how and when Jag Mandir Palace was built and who built it?

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maharana Amar Singh

The construction of Jag Mandir began in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh and later succeeded by Maharana Karan Singh (1620-1628) and finally the construction was completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1652 and for this reason, it was named ‘Jag Mandir’ in the honor of Maharana Jagat Singh.

Structure of Jag Mandir

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Elephant statues at Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir is a three-storied deluxe palace made of marble and yellow sandstone in Mughal and Rajputana architecture. Life-sized carvings of Elephant statues add to the majestic beauty of Jag Mandir Palace.

The courtyard has a flower garden setup which includes bougainvillea, jasmine, palm trees, jasmine, and roses. The garden also has a marble fountain in the center.

The Palace also has a museum called Jagriti museum which showcases the royal history of Mewar.

Visiting hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Entry fees for Jag Mandir: Rs.400 per person adult (between 10 am to 2 pm).

Rs.700 per person (after 2 pm).

How to reach: Because Jag Mandir is located on an island, it is accessible only by boat. The boats depart from Jetty near City Palace.

Lunch: Rs. 1217 per thaali.

Dinner: Rs. 3200 for a couple (A-la-carte).

Contact information: 

Boat ride: 0294-2528016

For reservations: 0294-2424186/187/188


Every Udaipurite should visit this mesmerizing place once and for all the tourists out there, add this Palace on your Wish list so that you can visit it on your next trip to Udaipur.




The Oberoi Udaivilas voted as the Best Resort in Asia

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur has been voted as the Best Resort in Asia once again by Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2013. This makes The Oberoi Udaivilas enter into the third consecutive year of ranking as Best Resort in Asia. The ranking is the result of a Readers’ Poll conducted by the magazine.


About Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards :

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are amongst one of the most prestigious awards in the international travel industry. The rating and evaluation of various hotels across the world is done by the readers on the following characteristics –
  • Rooms and Facilities
  • Location
  • Service
  • Restaurants
  • Food and Value.

“It is indeed a moment of pride for us that The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur has been voted the Best Resort in Asia for the third consecutive year. This is a significant landmark for Indian tourism that will make India a preferred destination amongst international travellers” said Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi (Executive Chairman, The Oberoi Group)


Who else made it to the List ?

Apart from The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur and The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra also have been ranked amongst the Top 10 Resorts by Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2013. Whereas, The Oberoi, Gurgaon and The Oberoi, Mumbai managed to secure their positions in the Top City Hotels in Asia.


You can even check out the detailed awards list for The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur : HERE


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Taj Lake Palace bags the No.1 Postion in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award

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TripAdvisor – The World Largest Travel Website that helps user to post Travel Reviews, Travel Suggestions in an engaging interactive travel forum and review section has just released its 10th Edition of Travellers’ Choice Awards. To our amazement our Udaipur’s – Taj Lake Palace bagged the No. 1 Hotel in India as well as ASIA. 🙂 This rating was based on the Travelers review.

Recently LHW(Leading Hotels Of World) also awarded Taj Lake Palace no. 1 Hotel in Asia and Pacific for its Quality and Commitment.

You can also Visit TripAdvisor’s Official Site to know more about the List of :

Tripadvisor Taj Lake Palace Review