After the young prince, Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, was caught frolicking at moonlight picnics with ladies of the ‘zenana ( the private chambers of the court ) ’, he built his own pleasure palace on Lake Pichola. The Maharana ( ruler ) called this palace which he built in 1746, Jag Niwas. Jag Niwas is today the majestic and magnificent Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur. Restored to its pristine glory, this spectacular palace became world renowned when the James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ was filmed at it. It was the secluded lair of the film’s eponymous Bond Girl. This heritage hotel has 66 luxurious rooms and 17 grand suites. Its location on an island in the midst of a lake affords every room breathtaking views of the neighbouring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir. The incomparable location provides the perfect backdrop for the exquisite cuisines at the elegant restaurants of Taj Lake Palace. These are open only to resident guests. Signature speciality restaurants at this palace serves a choice of cuisines.
Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas is unique amongst luxury hotels in Udaipur. It stands on the 200-year-old hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar and is spread over fifty acres, which includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary with deer and wild boar. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur also affords spectacular views across the hotel's verdant gardens and sparkling Lake Pichola. The hotel has a unique intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflects the layout of Udaipur itself; whose seven lakes are linked by canals. These domes and walkways are flooded with sunlight, caressed by balmy breezes and offer magnificent views of the lake and gardens. Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Udaipur will find their appetites more than satisfied by the range of fine international and Indian cuisines served at their indoor and al fresco restaurants. The Bar is a wonderful setting to relax with an aperitif and enjoy lake and garden views. They also have a number of bespoke private dining venues for a romantic dinner or a lavish celebration.
For centuries, visitors have marvelled at the royal splendour of Udaipur’s magnificent palaces and forts. The Leela Palace Udaipur is a jewel on the banks of the majestic Lake Pichola offering stunning views of the lake, City Palace and the Aravalli mountains. The hotel exemplifies Rajasthani palace architecture and evokes the grandeur of Udaipur’s rich and royal heritage. The elegant and contemporary interiors of the rooms and suites at The Leela Palace Udaipur are embellished with traditional elements of Rajasthani design and artistry. With a lake facing pool, spa and an array of restaurants and superlative lounges, the palace provides a fairy tale setting for a royal Mewar experience.
Built over forty three acres on the banks of Lake Pichola, Trident, Udaipur is ranked amongst the best modern hotels near the lake. Inspired by the architectural and cultural heritage of Udaipur, whichever of the 137 rooms and 4 suites you book, you will be delighted by the tasteful furnishings in hues of muted beige and cream and traditional artefacts that reflect Udaipur’s elegance, luxury and charm. The hotel’s main restaurant, Aravalli, serves authentic dishes from the Kingdom of Mewar, known for its fine cuisine.
Nestled in the Aravalli Hills of the Udaipur area, RAAS Devigarh, an 18th century palace, holds a commanding position over one of the three main passes into its valley. Much more than just a place to stay, Devigarh is a testament to the beauty and charm of old-world Rajputana, showcasing an array of decorative styles and landscaped gardens. The palace was restored to its former glory in 1999 and converted into an all-suite luxury hotel. The modern, minimalist design of its interior juxtaposes with the ancient and ornate architecture of its exterior. RAAS Devigarh offers visitors 39 unique suites to vacation in. Melding luxury and beauty seamlessly, each suite offers visitors their pick of modern facilities. Devigarh offers a range of local and international cuisine to suit all tastes, and in a range of settings that show off the hidden jewels of the palace. With amazing views of the region’s hill range and the countryside, RAAS Devigarh lets you soak in the tranquil landscape of Rajasthan, away from the bustle of everyday life.
Udaipur's only boutique hotel, is situated on the edge of the small village of Bujera, with distant views of the lake and city. The inspired creation of interior designer Richard Hanlon and Trish McFarlane, it has immense style and sophistication throughout. The Fort has all the feel and atmosphere of a glorious English country house with wonderful fabrics interspersed with Indian antiques, fabrics and "style". You will only find the best mattresses, pillows and bed linen here, comfort being paramount. In summer there is full central air conditioning and in winter there is heating, working fireplaces and hot water bottles for those chilly winter nights. The Fort is run so that it feels like your own home, with full, but unobtrusive service and staff to make you feel totally cared for, but not smothered. In the central courtyard there is a swimming pool, beautifully designed like a step well. Surrounding this are flower filled gardens with many secluded areas and fountains – a dreamy place to read a book or contemplate the views. Inside there is a library, a games table and a varied selection of books with its working fireplace for colder winter evenings. A drawing room with a silver grand piano and a breakfast room for dining when the weather is fresh. There is a private dining room for those special occasions & dining pavilion where meals are served.