Sometimes a #journey is predetermined when you're 10.
Reading The Complete Book of Marvels, adventurer Richard Halliburton's #travel #book for #children, I was enchanted by reading about the Lake Palace in #Udaipur, a pearly white marble #palace of #fairytale splendor that seemingly floated in the middle of a lake.
Back when that book was written in the 1920s, this palace of gracefully-carved domes, scalloped arches, splashing fountains, courtyards, lotus-filled ponds and glass-inlay mosaics, located on its own island, wasn't a hotel - merely a #wonderoftheworld.
But as the Taj Lake Palace, it's been India's most romantic #hotel for decades, and one of the world's most extraordinary #hotels - for decades.
(Photos throughout courtesy of the Taj management at Taj Lake Palace and Rambagh Palace)