The Lake Palace was built in 1743-1746 during the reign of Maharaja Jagat Singh II who was the 62nd successor of the royal family of Mewar. This palace was built to serve as the summer palace and was originally named after its founder as Jagniwas. The palace complex is spread across an area of four acres in the Jagniwas Island located in the Lake Pichola.The palace was constructed as east facing so that the members of the royal family could pray to the Sun God at the crack of the dawn. The flooring of the palace is done with black and white marbles with its walls being adorned by colorful arabesques in their best forms. This island played an important role during the mutiny of 1847, as it provided shelter to several European families who fled from Nimach.The then ruler, Maharaja Swarrop Singh did everything to protect his guests by destroying all the boats of the town so that the rebels couldn't reach the island. It was later when the building of the palace started deteriorating. It was decided by the managing committee to turn it into a hotel, so that by its revenue the palace could be well maintained.Later in 1971 the palace hotel was taken over by the Taj Hotels and Resorts Palaces. They added seventy five more rooms to the original hotels and restored to it to look more opulent and luxurious. At present the hotel has eighty three rooms and is voted as one of the most romantic palaces of the country. Explore now the best Udaipur tour packages by rajasthanIndiatourdriver and give a visit to this palace when on a romantic trip with the love of your life..Best Time to Stay at Lake Palace: January - April and October - December.