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By Elite Traveler | July 11 2017
Floating in the middle of Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace enjoys 360-degree views of the waters and the nearby city, and despite the tranquillity of being away from
the mainland, a short boat ride will take you to the busy streets in minutes. Built in 1743 by the royal dynasty of Mewar, the Taj exudes the kind of opulence you’d expect from such regal beginnings. The Grand Presidential Suite (or Shambhu Prakash suite) was named after Maharana Shambhu Singh and has sumptuous Indian interiors and fine intricate detail. Take in the panoramic views of the lake, nearby monuments and cityscape. Previous guests include Nicole Kidman and Sir Mick Jagger, and the James Bond movie Octopussy was filmed here.