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Taj Lake Palace

Saga James Bond
Movie Octopussy John Glen (1983)
The sumptuous Taj Lake Palace is the residence of Octopussy (Maud Adams), a mysterious, wealthy stranger.
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur India
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur India. (Photo credit: Arnie Papp)

“- You have a nasty habit of surviving.

– You know what they say about the fittest.”

Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) and James Bond (Roger Moore)

After successfully stealing the Fabergé egg from James Bond (Roger Moore), Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) goes to the Taj Lake Palace to report to Octopussy (Maud Adams).

At the mention of the name of James Bond, the criminal seems to be surprised and asks for Agent 007, locked up by Kamal Khan, to be brought to her.

When the British spy manages to escape, he decides to visit the mysterious stranger on his own.

On the spot, he discovers that she is the daughter of Dexter Smythe, a man whom James Bond tracked down several years earlier and gave her the opportunity to put her affairs in order before being tried. Dexter finally chose suicide over dishonor. For this, Octopussy is grateful to the British.

James Bond is invited to stay for a few days in the sumptuous floating palace, until “Khan’s anger” towards 007 leads him to attempt to have him assassinated.

The British agent pretends to be dead after being “devoured” by his crocodile boat in front of Octopussy and returns to Berlin to continue his investigation, thanks to new information given by the smuggler.

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This is the second time Maud Adams has appeared in the credits of a James Bond movie. The first time she played Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974.

Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)

Taj Lake Palace

The Taj Lake Palace is a luxury hotel with 83 rooms and suites in a magnificent establishment entirely covered with white marble.

Maharana Sangram Singh II (1690-1734) refused his son, the future Jagat Singh II (1709-1751) to move to the Jagmandir Palace with his ladies. His father offered him to build his own palace on Lake Pichola.

This building, which he called Jag Niwas, was completed in 1743. Initially a simple addition among the many pavilions on the island, the palace was enlarged and turned into a hotel in the 1950s.

Since then, many personalities such as Lord Curzon, Vivien Leigh, Queen Elizabeth, the Shah of Iran, the King of Nepal and Jacqueline Kennedy have stayed there.

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By Damien Duarte

Friday, March 5, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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