Uncover the ‘city of lakes’ at this chic and authentic Indian retreat, which features tailor-made dining and mountain views.
The Leela Palace, Udaipur, is possibly one of the most luxurious hotels we feature. Nestled on the banks of mesmerising Lake Pichola, you can wake up to views of the tranquil water and sunlit mountains. Overlooking the lake, the hotel’s gorgeous marble pool is framed by comfy sun loungers and lush foliage. There is also a fitness centre, yoga and meditation studio and the ESPA spa, where you can choose from a handful of holistic therapies from an oriental head massage to Ayurvedic facial cleansing.
A favourite feature of ours is its ‘Destination Dining’ experience, where everything is tailor-made. You can choose where you’d like to dine in the hotel and the friendly staff will create a personalised menu just for you. The two restaurants at this striking hideaway each feature impressive views either over Lake Pichola or the Aravalli mountains, and are ideal for al fresco dining. The Dining Room serves international dishes and has an extensive wine cellar, so you can sip on a glass of fine vintage as you sample delicious cuisine from different corners of the world. You can also enjoy a romantic evening dining beneath a blanket of stars at rooftop Indian restaurant, Sheesh Mahal. The Library Bar is a cosy space to unwind after a day spent exploring the enchanting forts, palaces and lakes of majestic Udaipur.
The exquisite rooms and suites are styled with authentic Indian furnishings and feature magnificent views of Lake Pichola or across Udaipur to the mountains beyond. Choose from one of the five exclusive suites for a particularly indulgent experience, where you can take some time out in your private Jacuzzi or king-size tub and enjoy the luxury of your own personal butler.
Set within the stone walls of Udaipur on the banks of Lake Pichola
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
The Leela Palace, Udaipur, is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 9th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India category for 2019!
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80 rooms and suites
• Take a local tuk tuk tour of the city’s fascinating palaces, temples and kaleidoscopic bazaars* • Discover the history behind the battle of Maharana Pratap and the Moghuls at the Haldighati mountain pass* • Drink in the spectacular views of this romantic city on a peaceful sunset cruise across Lake Pichola*.
2 restaurants, bar
Breakfast in The Dining Room.
*Denotes local charge