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This Floating Spa In The Middle Of A Lake Is 100% Unlike Any Place You've Ever Been

Spa vacations are becoming more and more sought after for the nourishment they provide to the body, mind and soul. While a visit to a spa is great rejuvenation for the tired body, the experience can become exponentially better if the therapeutic treatment takes place in an exceptional setting. 

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Credits: Jiva Boat Spa

Keeping this in mind and giving ambience just as much importance as the massages is Taj's Jiva Boat Spa in Udaipur.

The boat spa offers rejuvenating massages as you float in the middle of Lake Pichola, against the backdrop of the stunning Aravalli mountains. Modelled after the ceremonial barges of the House of Mewar, the unique spa experience at Jiva is carried out on a boat by combining ancient royal practices with Ayurvedic principles. The boat has a spacious air-conditioned double spa suite with a relaxation lounge, steam bath and shower. The suite opens to a sky deck, which offers a soak pool, lounging bed and a dining area with a view of the Aravallis.

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The intention behind every spa treatment is to bring you back in harmony with your jiva, or life. You can choose from four aromatherapy experiences: Relaxing Spa Experience, Energising Spa Experience, Royal Spa Sojourn and Romantic Spa Escapade.

• Relaxing Spa Experience

Draw out the impurities from your body with the help of therapeutic oils which are massaged into the body using gentle strokes. You can choose from treatments such as Orja Dayaka, Vishram, Pavithri, and Sammardana.

Duration: 2 hours

Recommended for: Detoxification and deep relaxation


Couple: ₹25,000 + taxes | Single person: 11,500 + taxes

• Energising Spa Experience

Relax your muscles with a traditional pehlwan malish during this Energising Spa Experience. You can choose to enjoy the massage with aromatherapy oil or mustard oil, both known to be excellent for the skin and to pacify tense muscles.

Duration: 3 hours

Recommended for: Sore and tense muscles, skin rejuvenation


Couple: ₹30,000 + taxes | Single person: 15,500 + taxes

• Royal Spa Sojourn

During the Royal Spa Sojourn, the body is scrubbed with a mixture of ingredients such as turmeric, sandalwood, propitious rice grains and other herbs. This is a process of exfoliation that helps in removing dead skin and making skin soft.

Duration: 3 hours

Recommended for: Dull/ tired skin


Couple: ₹30,000 + taxes | Single person: 15,500 + taxes

• Romantic Spa Escapade

If you're looking for a couple spa escapade, this is for you. The spa includes Jivaniya treatment, which helps in releasing stress from muscles and improving blood circulation. Along with an indulgent spa experience, you can also relish gourmet food and a glass of wine during this Romantic Spa Escapade.

Duration: 4 hours

Recommended for: Couples, for full body and mind relaxation


Couple: ₹50,000 + taxes | Single person: 18,000 + taxes

After each of these escapades, take a dip in the outdoor soak bath or enjoy a leisurely laze on the deck while sipping a glass of wine.

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How to book

For bookings and other customised packages, write to the Jiva Spa at

Address: Taj Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India ‎

Telephone: +91 294 242 8800

Website: Jivaspa.tajhotels

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