You've probably heard a lot about Udaipur, the land of lakes, and how quaint it is. So, when you are at the place of kings, you do expect a royal treatment eh?
And that's why we give you, 19 such resorts in Udaipur, where you can expect being treated as an absolute royal.
1. RAAS Devigarh
This resort isn't just a place to stay, Devigarh is a testament to the beauty and charm of old-world Rajputana. Nestled in the Aravalli Hills of the Udaipur area, Devigarh invites visitors to experience this outstanding heritage property. There are four types of room, all who give scenic views of the garden, the Aravalli range and the lake.
Highlights: It offers a world-class spa run by authentic British brand Ila.
The Chinaar Villas stand atop the Ambavgarh Hill in the heart of the city and provides a scenic view of all the three lakes. It is also conveniently located barely 3km away from the city bus stand and the Railway station. If you're looking for a space for leisure time activities like yoga, morning exercise and reading, then the alluring balcony overlooking the lakes is the ideal place. The rooms come well-equipped with modern amenities.
Highlights: Affordable rates and ultimate destination to unwind and relax but with a homely feeling.
Address: Near the kurabad house, Ambavgarh, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Nestled in the heart of Kodiyat, and just 8.1 km from the downtown area, the lodging's vital area guarantees that visitors can rapidly and effortlessly achieve various nearby purposes of interest. Its location and proximity to the must-see destinations is just a cherry on the top. The rooms are a perfect balance of comfort and luxury.
Highlights: The Ananta Resorts has a golf course at your disposal. Need I say more? It also has a world-class swimming pool with gorgeous views, a fitness centre, a game zone and a kid's zone. It also has six eateries and a yoga, relaxation and spa centre offering world-class service. And did I mention, their pool is pretty impressive?
Fun Fact: The stunning wedding ceremony of Kalki Koechlin in the blockbuster hit 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' was in The Oberoi Udaivillas. Being one of the most beautiful and one of the best resorts in Udaipur, it is located on the bank of Lake Pichola. The resort houses gorgeous courtyards, fountains and sprawling gardens; the fact that it also includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary is simply cherry on the top. The picturesque and the relaxing yoga sessions by the lake will keep not only your body but also mind healthy and in perfect harmony. Highlights: As a coffee lover, this resort is my favourite since most of the rooms come equipped with an Espresso machine. It obviously is one of the most gorgeous and magical resorts judging by a lot of the movies and photo shoots that take place in here. The restaurants and bars too are a top notch since they all offer some truly breathtaking views.
Address: Haridasji Ki Magri, Mulla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
This resort is ideal if you're looking forward to visit Udaipur not only to visit but also to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. And if you're looking for a not so extravagant but a cosy feel; then this resort is your best shot.
Highlights: The fact that when you enter this resort, you'll be welcomed by a garland is just a simple gesture but would sure make you feel like a royal. The two-level swimming pool, located outdoors offers spectacular views of the Aravalli Hills and the Sajjangarh Fort. The Sheraton hotel is known for its spa arrangement, so you can be assured that you'll get a world-class spa treatment from trained therapists.
Address: Near Fateh Sagar Lake, Ambamata Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Nestled amidst the Aravalli Ranges with a stunning view of the Fateh Sagar Lake, The Lalit Laxmi Villas Palace is touted as one of the best resorts in the region and for all the right reasons. This resort should also on the top of the list of any avid photographer; apart from the obvious natural beauty, the sunrise/sunset from this hotel is truly a marvel to see.
Highlights: Since the resort is perched on the top, it offers spectacular views of the surrounding areas. The resort houses an excellent dining restaurant, a bar and a spa.
Now, this resort is not only considered one of the best resort in Udaipur but is also considered as one of the finest resorts in the entire world. The Taj Lake Palace is situated right in the heart of the Lake Pichola which allows you to take a ferry ride from the shore to reach the palace. It owes its majestic appearance to the various courtyards, fountains and gardens. This resort should be your top pick if you truly want an extravagant stay with a royal treatment that will make you feel pampered.
Highlights: There awaits a spectacular arrival for you when you enter the Palace. As if the ferry ride wasn't enough; you will receive a shower of rose petals and refreshment drinks in a grand royal style when you enter the palace. Apart from the stunning views, the presence of four fine dining restaurants, a soothing ride in one of the Gangaur boats on the lake and safari organized by the hotel can guaranteed blow you away.
The craziest and the most fabulous thing about Udai Kothi is that none of its room is identical. None. Zero. Zilch. Udai Kothi is remarkable for its tranquillity and its magnificence. It provides you with the best of both worlds, latest standards and amenities with the old imperialistic charm. The rooms here have all the luxuries of modern amenities but the traditional décor.
Highlights: If you are anything like me, and adore rooftop swimming pool; Viola! This is your place then. It has a rooftop restaurant, a rooftop pool and a rooftop Jacuzzi. They also have an organic farm which ensures that all the ingredients used in their restaurants are organic and fresh.
Address: Opp Hanuman Ghat on Lake, Chand Pole Rd, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
If your trip to Udaipur is to escape the crowd and the noise that comes with living in the metropolitan cities, then this resort should be your pick. Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa is undoubtedly one of the best resorts in Udaipur simply because of its design and stunning views. Also, it is situated far from the town and near the foothills of Sajjangarh.
Highlights: The resort offers you not only a Jacuzzi, swimming pool, tennis court, archery and trampoline but also the best kind of views you can get of Udaipur. Adding much to our delight, it also escapes all the hustle and bustle of a city.
Raas Leela is an ideal place for weddings and as a romantic destination. The entire setting of the resort is to suit it as a place where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. The cottages here reverberate the rich Mughal era.
Highlight: The highlight is the atmosphere you get at this resort. Surrounded by the lake and with most castles visible from the central courtyard, it will be nothing short of a magical stay at this resort with your loved ones. This resort additionally offers customized feasting with flame light supper at private patio nursery eatery only for you or then by the lakeside.
Address: Sony Ji Ki Bari, Adjoining The Leela, Outside Chandpole, Udaipur
This island palace truly has everything you'd require. Built in the 17th century, it now serves with the 21st-century guests; corporate guests and people who wish to find their solace in Udaipur. Due to it holding important events and various functions, it has got a reputation for itself for providing exclusive ?regal experience?.
Highlight: This resort has practically everything from a café/bar to even a museum. The gardens are used for weddings, parties and other functions. The Panghat Spa and saloon offers a pampering session that is sure to take you out of this world.
Address: Jagmandir Island Palace, the City Palace Udaipur
Considered as one of the best in Udaipur, this resort is perched right on top of the Aravalli Mountains giving a picturesque view. It provides impeccable standard and hospitable service for which it is well known for. The natural surroundings with vibrant green scenery make it ideal for tourists who adore nature.
Highlight: This is a luxurious hotel and has become synonymous with royal hospitality, world-class service and for its distinguished taste. It is however ideal for the nature lovers, as the views and the ambience provided reflects the love of nature.
This resort is well known since it is the only resort in the North West region and built on an island which spans around 40 acres. This island despite the fauna has around 300 different species of birds. So picture this, you're standing, and around you, it's only clear blue tranquil water and the sweet embrace of the birds in the mornings. Your room not only provides you with the spectacular views of the Jaisamand Lake and the greenery but also the migratory birds.
Highlight: Guests will be allowed for camel rides around pool sides and the island, there will also be Half day game sanctuary drives in open jeeps, Bird watching tours by boats around the lake and live music by the Langas among other amenities. It truly is nature lover's paradise.
Address: Jaisamand Island Resort, Island 1, Jaisamand Lake, Udaipur-Banswara Road, Udaipur
The palace itself is a tourist attraction with many visitors coming from far and wide to see it. So imagine the majesty and the grandeur you'll witness when you stay in it. The Durbar Hall Sabhagaar, which is one of the main features of the hotel, is of historical significance as in 1909 Lord Minto, the Viceroy of India, laid its foundation stone. Situated on the eastern shores of the Lake Pichola, the palace seems ?to have floated straight out of a fairytale?. For being a one-of-a-kind heritage resort which also provides brilliant hospitable service, the Resort has been awarded multiple times.
Highlight: This palace reflects the brilliant architectural design and its historical design. The royal residence also showcases a fortune trove of inestimable artistic creations, lovely light fixtures, and gathering of interesting precious stone and porcelain.
Address: Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur, The City Palace Udaipur
This resort offers an extraordinary stay while providing a rich legacy. This resort would provide you with the authentic hospitability with all the modern amenities. The interiors of this particular resort are visually stunning and appealing, ?Insides weaved with hand painted dividers and roof delineating the rich craftsmanship of the area, an unpredictable painting made out of characteristic hues, bone decorate work of art and flawlessly made ancient rarities make an atmosphere of superb quality.?
Highlights: The interior of this Palace is truly splendid. And the services provided by the staff will make your stay more memorable.
Address: Chunda Palace Hotel is situated on 1 Haridas Ji Ki Magri
Heritage Resorts, is one of the most extravagant resorts in Rajasthan, given its flawless architecture and imperialistic design. This elegant beauty is known to be nature's haven and is a hit amongst traveller and businesspeople.
Highlight: There are onset farms here, which ensures that there won't be any chemical usage for manufacturing procedure in your food during your stay.
This resort is built on 43 acres on the bank of the Lake Pichola. The hotel has the advantage of being in the proximity to the major tourist spots and the airport as well.
Highlight: There is a Trident's club specifically for kids which is very convenient for adults to have quality time as well as for kids to have a superb time. There is also boat rides on the lake under the stars which are absolutely romantic.
Address: Mulla Talai and further straight to reach Trident
The word Tatsaraasa is derived from a Sanskrit word which means calm, serene and beautiful. And the resort is truly all that. This resort is frankly the unique one out of the lot and looks eerily gorgeous. It is based on the banks of the Lake Lakhawali. This resort offers all recreational offices like spa, sauna, outside pool, wellness focus.
Highlight: Its unparalleled customer service is something which is the highlight added to the fact that it is situated near most of the tourist locations.
Address: Village Bhilwara, Gram Panchayat Lakhawali, National Highway 76, Udaipur.
So, gather your backpack and head to these royal residencies that still summon Udaipur's glorious past!