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Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajastan, India

Lake Palace Hotel
Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a luxury hotel, which has 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls. The Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, and its natural foundation spans 4 acres (16,000 m2).
It has been voted as the most romantic hotel in India and in the world

History of the Palace
The Lake Palace was built between 1743 and 1746 under the direction of the Maharana Jagat Singh II (62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar) of Udaipur, Rajasthan as a winter palace. It was initially called Jagniwas or Jan Niwas after its founder.
The palace was constructed facing east, allowing its inhabitants to pray to Surya, the Hindu sun god, at the crack of dawn.[2] The successive rulers used this cool haven as their summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and gardens.
By the late half of the 19th century, time and weather took their toll on the extraordinary water palaces of Udaipur. Pierre Loti, a French writer, described Jag Niwas as "slowly moldering in the damp emanations of the lake”
Bhagwat Singh decided to convert the Jag Niwas Palace into Udaipur's first luxury hotel. Didi Contractor, an American artist, became a design consultant to this hotel project

The capture
Like this photo, taken while waiting for the jetty to sail to the Lake Palace, years ago, with a Olympus Digital Camera, so not a great quality of image, but still is clearly seen a bird on the branches framing the main subject

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2078 W: 17 N: 4179] (17070)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-03-30
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.9, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-31 11:53
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