Where to stay:

The Lake Palace Hotel     Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces

Glorious 17th century “floating” white marble palace in the middle of the lake – so terribly romantic… and you can watch “Octopussy” in bed (which was shot there).

Where to eat:

In the India restaurant off of the courtyard at The Lake Palace – just tell them how spicy you would like it, and let them choose for you. Also, make sure to have the nan baked in front of you in the clay ovens.

Where to shop:

Hire a guide to take you to all the hidden spots for textiles.