I was still in an inner state of trance after my visit to Jagdish Temple. The trip to Udaipur took me to so many amazing places of architectural wonders of the place by now that I wanted to stay in this city for a long time.
There was not a single place that did not blow my mind. I was now headed to another historic destination which was Jagat Niwas. Located amidst the Lake Pichola, Jagat Niwas is an island also known as Jag Niwas and named after its founder Maharana Jagat Singh who built it in the year 1754.
The scenic beauty of the place falls short of words. The stunning Aravallis were on one side and the remarkable palaces on the other with pristine blue waters of the Lake Pichola on all sides, which makes the place the most romantic of all places in the country. The main attraction of the island is the Lake Palace, which used to be known as the Jag Niwas. The idea behind its conception was to make a summer resort for the Royal family of Udaipur. The exteriors of the palace were awe inspiring and makes one crave to take a look of it from inside.
The place was surely like a heaven on the waters. One would like to stay here for a long time and feel the calm and peace offered on all sides. Inside the palace there are series of courtyards, which are aligned with several terraces and fountains. The place surely sent some shivers down my spine. I was confused as to which pictures to capture as the entire palace from all angles was delight to watch.
The rooms inside the palace were stunning to say the least; it has several rooms by the names of Bada Mahal, Khush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, which adds many dimensions to its beauty. The palace has now been transformed into a heritage hotel just like many palaces in Rajasthan. The Royal princes who used to be known as ‘Hukum’ are now ‘Hoteliers’. Overall the place is the best location to relax in the evenings amidst the sere waters of the Lake.
As my Udaipur trip was coming to an end I decided to quickly make a visit to another beauty of the city, the Fateh Sagar Lake.