Taj Lake Palace Voted Best in Asia by UK Conde Naste Traveller Mag

The CN Traveller Readers' Travel Awards list also features other Taj properties including Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.


TAJ LAKE Palace, Udaipur has been voted the Best Hotel in

Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent by the readers of the UK’s Conde Nast

Traveller magazine at the 2016 Readers’ Travel Awards. Taj Lake Palace was also

ranked 6th on the World’s Top 20 across categories – the only Indian hotel to

be included in this category.

Originally built in 1746 as the pleasure palace of Maharana

Jagat Singh II, Taj Lake Palace is one of the most recognisable residences in

the world. It was built with gleaming white marble on a central island in the

stunning Lake Pichola; its romantic location affords breathtaking panoramic

views towards the City Palace and Aravalli Hills. Every room has the elegant

touches that evoke the best of the past, and its sumptuous suites have regal

histories of their own from the dynasties of the Mewar.

Guests can relax in the palace’s secluded courtyards

complete with serene lily ponds and cooling fountains or drink in the views

from its many terraces just as the royal families have done for centuries. On a

Gangaur cruise, in the antique ceremonial imperial barge of the house of Mewar,

guests can sip cocktails by candle light under a canopy of stars. Heritage

walks, shopping trips accompanied by a royal butler, spa treatments inspired by

the palace’s own regal history and authentic Rajput cuisine at the palace

restaurants offer guests an authentic tastes of the culture and traditions of

regal Rajasthan.

Nayan Seth, General Manager, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur said:

“We are extremely proud to have been voted among the best in the world by the

readers of Condé Nast Traveller. My colleagues and I are passionate about

honouring the culture and traditions of the palace as custodians of a landmark

of our Rajasthani heritage. With this we aim to offer every guest an experience

that is unique and creates memories to last a lifetime; this award is testament

to the hard work of each one of our associates at Taj Lake Palace in our

pursuit of service excellence.”

Also, ranked highly in the Best Hotels in Asia and the

Indian sub-continent category was Rambagh Palace, Jaipur securing 13th place

and Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad that was ranked 16th. The Taj Mahal Palace,

Mumbai was also listed among the top 20 Overseas Business Hotels.

The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are regarded

as a coveted seal of approval for hotels, spas, tour operators, airlines,

cruise lines and destinations. Chosen by the magazine’s readers, these awards

reflect the views of consumers on the best the travel world has to offer.

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