The great art and architecture patron Maharawai Udai Singh II. celebrated traditional Indian building arts when he commissioned the palace facing Lake Gaibsagar in the mid-19th century. In corridors and suites, on patios and terraces youl’ll find lavish ornaments, walls painted with blossoms, colored glass windows, carvings and art deco furniture, opulent crystal chandeliers and hunting trophies. Meals are served at a water-filled inlaid marble table. And the pool with its elephant fountain appears to melt into the lake. Paradise can be so near.