Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, is the second most frequently visited tourist sight, in the North Indian State of Rajasthan. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes, make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. Udaipur is the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar. The kingdom of Mewar, with which many legends of bravery are associated, was considered the most respectable of all Rajput princely states in Rajasthan. The Rulers of Mewar are still remembered for their bravery & courage they showed for protecting their motherland from external invaders. Udaipur's beauty and its remarkable past blossoms in the heart of the visitors for a long time.
The places worth visiting in the city of Udaipur include City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon ki Bari and a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
A small charming old home , that has recently been converted into a Heritage hotel, the Amet Haveli is set on the banks of the Lake Pichola, with wonderful views of the Lake Palace, and the surrounding city. The Amet Haveli is just a short walk away from the old city of Udaipur, and is a very good value for money accommodation option in the Lake City.
The Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel is an early 17th century haveli (noble man's home) with its charm and aesthetics, situated in the heart of the most romantic city, nestled in the fertile valley on the eastern banks of the famous Lake Pichola. Rooms and Suites are set around a central courtyard, and several of them command wonderful views of the Lake Pichola, and the surrounding City Palace complex. The roof top restaurant at the Jagat Niwas too, gets wonderful reviews, thanks to it's delicious Indian cuisine and wonderful views over the lake. The Jagat Niwas in an excellent value for money option, for those seeking to the right in the heart of the Old city of Udaipur.
Modern hotel, located just a few minutes away from the Lake and the City Palace, the Trident has well-appointed rooms and spacious gardens surrounding an inviting swimming pool. Other facilities at the Trident include two restaurants and bars, a Health Club etc.
Classified as a Grand Heritage Palace, the imposing lakeside Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel , recapitulates royal traditions and lifestyles in its antique furniture, original paintings and opulent interiors. Its serene premises and picturesque views of Lake Pichola, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace and the Sajjangarh Fort, promise a soothing break from the rigors of city life. A large number of its rooms and suites are lake facing . All rooms and suites are decorated with original portraits and period furniture, which have been in the family for generations.
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur radiates with royal and regal charm of an earlier era. Built by His Highness Maharana Bhupal Singh in 1911, it overlooks the majestic Fateh Sagar Lake, and is surrounded by picturesque hills. The palace has been carefully restored, with special attention being paid to our accommodation optiones, which amalgamate all modern luxuries with unique royal splendours.
Devi Garh, the luxury resort in Udaipur, has received the highest rating for "Ambience and Design 2006" amongst all hotels in Asia in Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List. Devigarh is one of the finest Heritage palaces of Rajasthan. It is nestled in the Aravali hills, is in the village of Delwara, close to Udaipur. Rooms and suites are elegantly furnished, with an emphasis on design and detail, using local marbles and semi-precious stones. Leisure facilties at Devigarh include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and Spa, and a library. Devigarh is an ideal place to relax, yet, just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Udaipur.
Udaipur's most stunning landmark, and perhaps the world's most photographed hotel, seemingly floating on the pristine waters of the Lake Pichola , is the Lake Palace Hotel .Built in the 17th Century by Maharana Jagat Singh as a summer retreat, it has spectacular views of the city and the surrounding Aravali Hills . Having recently had a complete makeover , the Lake Palace rooms and common areas have an abundance of Opulent silks, richly coloured murals, and ornately carved wood furniture. Leisure facilities at the Lake Palace include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and spa.
The Oberoi Udaivilas stands on the banks of Lake Pichola, with views across the water to the 17th Century palaces of Jagmandir and Jagniwas. Grand, majestic, in a setting of unrivalled splendour, there is absolutely nothing like it. And in terms of comfort and service, Udaivilas is in a class of its own. The rooms and suites are superbly designed and are complemented by extensive swimming pools and a beautiful spa. A stay at Udaivilas is an experience in pampered luxury.