Udaipur is a famous city in Rajasthan that is visited by a large number of tourists from all across the globe. The mere mention of the word ‘Udaipur’ carries one to the land of forts, palaces, temples and lakes. The city is quite famous for its lush green environs, decorated with verdant hills & waters. Most of the high-end hotels in Udaipur are either positioned on the banks of Lake Pichola or within the premises of the main city. These hotels cater to the elite tourist class looking for a taste of royal luxury. Here is a list of some popular luxury hotels in Udaipur which include:
Fateh Prakash Palace
Built by Maharaja Fateh Singh, on the shores of Lake Pichola, the Fateh Prakash Palace is a part of the City Palace complex. The palace is a gorgeous repository of exquisite chandeliers, unique crystal & crockery collection and rare paintings. The rooms and suites in this hotel are decked with original paintings and period furniture from the royal storerooms. The hotel provides several facilities such as boating, swimming pool, bird and wildlife watching. The serene ambience offers relief from the hustle-bustle of the daily life.
Shiv Niwas Palace
Shiv Niwas Palace is one of the renowned luxury heritage hotels in Udaipur. The crescent-shaped palace was built in the early 20th century, during the reign of Maharaja Fateh Singh, and has been tastefully restored to enable a luxurious stay to the guests. The hotel has 36 beautifully designed rooms and suites that houses miniature paintings and original furniture that have been with the family for generations. Other facilities offered at Shiv Niwas Palace include banquet & conference hall, Ayurveda Spa, travel desk, two-way airport transfers and classical music in the evenings etc.
Lakshmi Vilas Palace
Located in the heart of Rajasthan, amidst the majestic Aravalli Hills, the Lakshmi Vilas Palace is a perfect staying option for leisure and business travelers. A perfect epitome of Mewar’s architectural grandeur, this palace is one of the major attractions in Udaipur. The heritage hotel in Udaipur features 43 guest rooms and 10 royal suites equipped with a range of modern amenities. Besides, there are two restaurants- Aangan and Padmini- which serves a good variety of Indian, Chinese, Continental and Rajasthani cuisines. Other facilities include banquet & conferencing facilities, safe deposits and florist on request among others.
Wonder View Palace
Book your stay at the Wonder View Palace to add pleasure to your holidays in Udaipur. The hotel is equipped with well-appointed rooms that are comfortable, spacious and offer unrestricted view of Old City and Lake Pichola. Other facilities offered in this hotel include multi-cuisine restaurant, direct dial telephone, postal service, laundry service, car rental, puppet show, travel assistance and bathrooms with running hot & cold water among others.
Built in 1920, Karohi Haveli exhibits traditional Rajputana architecture and offers royal experience of Rajputana style living. Each room in the Karohi Haveli offers wonderful view of the lake and features a terrace overlooking the City Palace, Havelis, Temples and the Old City. The clean and spacious rooms are elegantly coupled with state of the art amenities in a traditional manner. There is a roof-top floor restaurant where you can dine with your friends and relatives.
The aforementioned list of Udaipur hotels are some of the best heritage properties in the city. Most of these hotels are the royal abodes of the erstwhile rulers of Udaipur and have refurbished to provide a royal experience to the guests.
Written by: Ashish Gupta
Ashish Gupta is a travel writer by profession who earns his bread and butter by writing and uses his skills to market holiday destinations in India. Beware and brace yourself for a 30 minute lecture on travel, if you happen to mention about Kerala and Goa in front of him.