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05/23/2014 06:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Floating Palace Hotel Is All We Ever Wanted And 'Moore'

This floating palace has hosted its share of swanky visitors, but the palace's most famous guest was Bond... James Bond.

Bond, played by Roger Moore, used the Taj Lake Palace as a beautiful backdrop for beating bad guys in 1983's Octopussy. But forget 007, the only number you need to remember here is "5," for 5-star service and amenities.

taj lake palace

This "shimmering jewel" is located on Lake Pichola, and the palace is part of a secluded four-acre estate in Udaipur, India. Guests reach the private palace by boat, and from there they are guided to one of the gorgeous 66 rooms -- 17 of which are suites.

taj lake palace

Though the palace is a bit pricey, the experiences are well worth it. Indulgences include having dinner in the middle of a lake, having an escort follow you around with sparkling wine, or exploring India with your own royal butler. Sounds like a posh palace experience to us!

taj lake palace

taj lake palace

taj lake palace

taj lake palace

taj lake palace

taj lake palace

taj lake palace

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