Travelers on a budget will appreciate the charms of this lakefront heritage hotel.
When it comes to heritage lodging, Udaipur is world-famous for the Taj Lake Palace. But travelers don't have to scrimp and save just to enjoy the historic atmosphere of this city. Crafted from a 17th-century haveli (grouping of private manors), Jagat Niwas Palace offers budget rates and a fairy tale setting, with interior arcades encircling a central courtyard. The hotel is reached through a narrow archway from Jagdish Temple in the Old City, and once inside, you will find just 29 charming rooms. The best have picturesque enclosed balconies with views over Lake Pichola. The lakefront location also makes for pleasant dining, as the hotel restaurant is right on the shore.