Luxury floating Lake Palace, Pichola
• Luxury floating Lake Palace, Pichola
Lake Pichola - one of the oldest man-made reservoirs of modern India and Rajasthan in particular. The lake is located in the city of Udaipur, which is famous for its palaces and lakes. But the palace in the middle of the lake - a local masterpiece.
Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island does not float. However, visually it creates that impression.
Despite the fact that the magnificent architectural structure erected on the island, many the impression that the palace is floating on the water surface.
Lake Pichola, by the way, is not entirely artificial: once the Maharaja ordered to expand its area of 8 square kilometers. Around the city of Udaipur, known for its beautiful palaces and lakes is a system consisting of several water bodies and allows to adjust the level of the water during the monsoon, so it is also called "city of lakes".
The palace, decorating a lake, was built in the middle of the XVIII-th century, during the reign of Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd successor Meyvar Udaipur Dynasty.
In 1961, the year the palace was turned into a luxury hotel, which is called "Lake Palace" ( "Lake Palace").
By the way, during the dry season the hotel can be reached by land transportation.