by Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 25 December 2013

Built in 1746 as a residence for Mewar dynasty royals, the rather majestic white-marble Jag Nivas Lake Palace (and now Taj Lake Palace) in Udaipur, India, is a floating 4-acre island that drifts on the peaceful waters of Lake Pichola as a converted luxury hotel with 17 suites and 66 rooms. Hell, it even comes with its own safaris, swimming pools and spa boat. We want to be there.