Jagmandir Island Palace
Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Jagmandir Island Palace: a palace on an island in Lake Pichola
A Grand Heritage Palace of the HRH Group of Hotels, Jagmandir Island Palace is a historic 17th century palace redeveloped as a complete destination: with its all-day café, stylish-dining restaurant, bar and spa designed to uplift moods and spirits.

The picturesque Jagmandir Island Palace today plays host to 21st century guests. Corporate and leisure travellers, celebrities from all over the world for whom ceremonial parties and mega-events are seamlessly organised. Year after year, Jagmandir Island Palace continues to make news in the global glamour world for the exclusive ‘regal experiences’ it offers.

Guests are ferried to Jagmandir Island Palace, the palace synonymous with a defining episode of history when the Mughal Prince Khurram sought refuge here in 1623. His stay at the Gol Mahal inspired him, as Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, to build the Taj Mahal in Agra.
At the colonnaded Darikhana Restaurant, Picholi Bar and all-day café you can leisurely spend hours gazing across Lake Pichola and the City Palace complex. For history-lovers there’s Jagriti, a heritage museum onsite to give a fill on how Jagmandir Island Palace was built and developed over the centuries.

Jagmandir Island Palace is often referred to as a swarg ki vatika or garden of heaven. When cocktails, theme-dinners, banquets and wedding ceremonies are organised here, the flowers and special lighting, folk dancers and fireworks bring alive this garden of heaven in vibrant colours of celebrations. Musical soirees and performances at the Garden Courtyard, wedding ceremonies at Kunwarpada Chowk, lavish buffets or sit-down banquets at Kunwarpada Lawns. Jagmandir Island Palace has dedicated heritage venues that challenge your creativity in pampering your guests.

At The Panghat Spa and Salon, it’s the body-mind-and-soul that is pampered; yoga and meditation classes are conducted for those seeking quests beyond the material. Jagmandir Island Palace, with its special place in history, is now securing a special place in your heart.
Regal Dining
At the palace on an island in Lake Pichola

The Darikhana
The Darikhana restaurant is an exclusive venue for stylish dining. It’s a colonnaded restaurant, specially air-conditioned for guests, and offers an select international cuisine. A varied a la carte menu is offered for evening dining. The specially prepared four-course dinner, is highly recommended.

Picholi Bar

The Barah Pathoron ka Mahal, or the Palace of Twelve Stones, houses the Picholi Bar. The bar derives its name from the oldest settlement on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Picholi village. Enjoy a leisurely drink of wine or beer while soaking in the commanding view of the City Palace Complex and Lake Pichola from this historic venue.

The Sunset Terrace, Fateh Prakash Palace
Consistently rated as one of the top restaurants of India, the Sunset Terrace offers dramatic views of Udaipur's most famous landmark palaces. The open-to-sky restaurant offers a varied menu to choose from while taking in the magnificent natural scenery. Live musicians add to the magic.
Open for breakfast, light snacks through the day, lunch and dinner
Regal Dining
The Gallery Restaurant, Fateh Prakash Palace
Dine at the gallery of the magnificent The Durbar Hall with its unique display of priceless hand-painted Flora Danica dinner service. It is also famous for the English Afternoon Tea, served here with a graceful flourish. The Gallery Restaurant is one of the exclusive restaurants in the City Palace complex.

Open for Continental lunch and Special English Afternoon Tea service.
Paantya, Shiv Niwas palace
Paantya, (a Mewari word meaning ‘sitting in line, in protocol’) is the multi-cuisine restaurant, adorned with original paintings of the Mewar School, gold latticework and antique chandeliers. Due to the Palace Complex’s undulating topography, the restaurant is elevated and provides a magnificent view of the city. The Paantya offers a selection of Continental, Mughlai, and authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The Pool Deck, Shiv Niwas Palace
A candlelit dinner at the Pool Deck, soft strains of light instrumental music; it makes for timeless perfect evening with your loved one. During the day, a variety of snacks and drinks can also be enjoyed at the poolside.
Regal Dining
Panera, Shiv Niwas Palace
Panera bar, with its authentic décor of glass inlay work, huge chandeliers and ornate mirrors, offers a wide selection of snacks and drinks, and is by The Pool Deck. The name ‘Panera’ is derived from paani or water, and refers to the storehouse for water and liquor in the royal household.

Palki Khana, Shiv Niwas Palace
After a long walk through The City Palace Museum, refresh yourself at the Palki Khana or the Pavilion for Palanquins at Manek Chowk. This European-style café offers a relaxed and informal ambience. The coffee bar and heritage liqueurs are highly recommended. Relish a sumptuous meal at a special price, packaged with the Mewar Sound and Light Show.
Historic Places and Exhibitions:
The Gol Mahal: A domed two-storied structure dominating the northeastern section of the island-palace, this was built in the reign of Rana Karan Singh (1620-1628). It is an architectural masterpiece and an icon of Udaipur. Popular legends suggest that the architecture of the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his lovely wife Mumtaz Mahal, was inspired by his stay (as Prince Khurram) at the Gol Mahal.

Jagriti: This exhibition is the result of multi-layered research, and displays rare paintings, old photographs, maps and contemporary architectural drawings that help you appreciate the evolution of Jagmandir Island Palace from the 17th century to the 21st century.

The Garden Courtyard: Picturesque with its central pool, this courtyard on the east of the island, faces the Gol Mahal. It was built in the reign of Rana Jagat Singh I (1628-1652). Special lighting around the rose shrubs and shimmering candlelight reflections from the pool bring it alive in the evening.

The Chattris: These kiosks were built during the reign of Maharana Bhupal Singh (1930-55), and adorn the Garden Courtyard. Each of the three intricately carved chattris is unique.

The Darikhana: An excellent example of the marble craftsmanship from the reign of Maharana Sangram Singh II (1710-1734), today this beautiful pavilion space functions as a restaurant with a fantastic view of Udaipur along with fine dining.

The Barah Pathoron ka Mahal: This palace made out of twelve solid marble slabs is an engineering marvel of the 18th century. It is flanked by a colonnaded veranda on the eastern side of the Garden Courtyard and was built in the reign of Maharana Sangram Singh II (period of reign: 1710-1734). With spectacular views of the waterfront, it functions today as the Picholi Bar.

The Kunwarpada ka Mahal: The palace of the Crown Prince on the western side of the island-palace was built in the reign of Rana Sangram Singh II (1710-1734). Its three pavilions built as smaller versions of the Gol Mahal architectural vocabulary, are connected to define a single landscaped courtyard, the cardinals of which are marked by octagonal chattris.

Incomparable Views of Places nearby:
Visit to Udaipur remains incomplete unless you capture its unique lakefront urbanscape lined with historic buildings, best sighted from the terrace of the Darikhana at Jagmandir Island Palace:

Temples, Ghats and Havelis:
The nort east and north west edges of Lake Pichola provide a picturesque view of the Ghats (stepped embankments) with the grand triple arched gateway at the Gangaur Ghat on the right (northeast edge), flanked by the Bagor ki Haveli and the Shikhara of the Jagdish temple beyond. The Amet Haveli can be seen right across on the western banks.

Forts and Palaces:
One of the best panoramic view of the lakefront façade of the historic City Palace Complex – one can truly appreciate it as a palace - fortress structure of the 16th century encapsulated with imposing retaining walls. You can also view the 19th century Monsoon Palace of Sajjangarh crowning a hill to the west and island palaces of Jagniwas (Lake Palace) and Mohan Mandir close by, floating on the Pichola.

Lakes and Mountains:
There is no better place to view the natural terrain of Udaipur – with the historic Lake Pichola in the midst framed by a range of Aravalli hills in the west, Elklingarh on the east and Moti Magri and Sajjangarh at some distance in the west.
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