It’s hard to believe the floating vision in marble is real while the vintage coupe glides to a stop at the lake’s edge. Blink, and indeed, there is a luminous palace emerging from the mist. Suddenly you find yourself in a boat, drifting ever closer and the reality doesn’t disappoint. With the Aravalli Mountains and city palaces as a backdrop one gets an impending sense of enchantment.Accommodations at Taj Lake Palace, a Leading Small Hotel, are as delightful as the exterior. Every one of the romantic rooms holds a story and among the most compelling is The Chandra Prakash Suite, meaning Lustre of the Moon. The decorative gilt moldings, sculpted marble columns, and fine fretwork screens impressed even the Maharaja who held court in this very room in the 1930s.