Taj Lake Palace

Udaipur, India

It’s not a stretch to say that the Lake Palace, the 250-year-old former summer palace of the Maharaja of Udaipur, is one of the world’s most breathtaking heritage hotels, and to spend a night here is truly a fairytale experience that begins the moment you first see it. Floating in tranquil Lake Pichola with the Aravelli Hills as its backdrop, this palace hotel has been called “a dream of white marble.” Inside, you can live the royal life and enjoy its many courtyards, restaurants, elegant terraces, and gardens abloom.