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Jagat Niwas Palace, Udaipur

23–25 Lal Ghat
Tel: 91 294 242 0133's insider take:

A secret of Udaipur dining is that it's not essential to have a view from the incredible Taj Lake Palace, situated inside the lake, but to have one of it. And few restaurants have as romantic a view as the one atop the Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, especially in the evening, when the Lake Palace is lit up like a liner getting ready to depart from port. The food here tends more toward North Indian than Rajasthani (tandoori chicken, various yogurt dishes), which is no great crime—unless you happen to be in Rajasthan. And the waiters could afford to take a few lessons in graciousness from the waiters at the Taj Lake Palace's Neel Kamal (on second thought, considering the prices at the Taj Lake, maybe they couldn't afford to take lessons over there). But when you are settled into one of the alcoves, and the candlelight is flickering, and the Lake Palace is aglow, it's hard not to imagine that your ship has come in.

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