My grandmother always says that India is her favorite travel destination (and for a woman who's set foot on all continents besides Antarctica countless times, that's saying something). This kind of joint may be why. Maharana Jagat Singh II, the 62nd successor to the Mewar dynasty, built this marble palace in 1746 on a four-acre plot in the middle of Lake Pichola against the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Now it's a luxury hotel. Take a virtual tour of your arrival, the entrance, the pool and the terrace and then pick your jaw off the floor. This YouTube clip gives a nice view with the added bonus of a lovely chirping bird.