We then took a boat ride on Lake Pichola. We sailed past the Taj Lake Palace, a setting for the 1983 James Bond movie, Octopussy. The captain dropped us all at Jag Mandir, a 17th-century island palace that is now a hotel and restaurant. We had a drink while overlooking the lake and took in the gardens before heading back to our Hotel Poonam Haveli.
We loved staying there and ate breakfast and suppers on their rooftop restaurant. While the sun rose or set, we enjoyed great meals and views of the lake and the palaces.
Here are photos from Day 1: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EJ0gQ99vTh7S1bOX2