Best Hotels In Udaipur
Located in the state of Rajasthan, the historical seat of the Kingdom of Mewar, Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes” due to its seven picturesque lakes. Interconnected by an elaborate labyrinth of bridges and canals, Udaipur is often described as the “Venice of the East.”
Udaipur is known for its Mewari Royal aura, serene Venice-like vibes, opulent palaces and havelis (mansions), temples, folk music and cultural festivals. After the capital of Rajasthan Jaipur, UDAIPUR is one of the most important tourist destinations in the land of hospitality and royalty, Rajasthan.
One of the things you need to do in Udaipur—aside from the exhilarating cultural immersions, of course—is to treat yourself to a luxury stay at a heritage palace hotel and live off like a Maharaja.
As the erstwhile center of Mewari Kingdom, Udaipur is no stranger to luxury and high-end hospitality.
Here is a list of the 10 best luxury hotels in Udaipur.
Top 10 Luxury Hotels And Resorts In Udaipur
1. Raffles Udaipur Resort
Life in Udaipur revolves around the magnificent Lake Pichola. Raffles is snuggled on the banks of this scenic lake. It is housed in a heritage palace that was built by the then Maharaja of Udaipur Maharana Udai Singh II.
Now a luxury heritage hotel, RAFFLES is a world-class establishment sprawling over 21 acres that offers a wide range of amenities like luxurious suites and deluxe royal rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, several restaurants and high-end hospitality. With 5 lush green gardens, there is plenty of space for relaxation, outdoor parties, weddings and events.
Raffles prides itself on being “your private oasis” in Udaipur— a destination where you can enjoy a world-class pampering and relaxing experience. It also offers a “Royal Escape” stay on a private island in the Udai Sagar Lake (one of the seven major lakes of the region).
Raffles’ exquisite spa is a pristine sanctuary for relaxation. Combining traditional healing techniques with modern-day comforts and relaxation treatments, it provides you with a splendid opportunity to rejuvenate and revitalize your body and soul. The Spa boasts six therapy rooms and suites, an outdoor leisure pool and a jacuzzi.
2.Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Taj Lake Palace is literally a palace in the middle of the serene Lake Pichola—snuggled on a little island. It was built by the Maharaja of Udaipur Jagat Singh in the 1740s as a summer retreat for the royal family.
This all-white shining Palace sparkles like the Taj Mahal in Agra—because the same marble used to construct the Taj Mahal has been used to construct it.
Originally known as the Jag Niwas Palace, it was transformed into a heritage hotel in the 1960s. Operated by the well-known Taj Group of Luxury Hotels and Resorts, the Taj Lake Palace offers 18 royal suites and 65 luxurious rooms and is a tremendous fusion of Mewari Rajasthani architectural tradition with the Indo-Saracenic style of the Mughal Empire.
THE TAJ LAKE PALACE features world-class facilities like a Yoga Center, a J Wellness Centre, a gym, multiple all-day dining options, a large swimming pool and offers you splendid views of Udaipur’s city landscape and surrounding Aravalli Hills.Plan A Trip
3. The Oberoi Udaivilas
Another world-class establishment located on banks of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas.
THE OBEROI GROUP which runs luxury hotels and resorts throughout India is a worthy competitor to the Taj Group. With them, you can be sure of a high-quality hospitality experience.
A large swimming pool, a signature Oberoi spa, a high-end gym, a yoga and wellness center and 24-hour dining are some of the amenities that the Oberoi Udaivilas offers.
Featuring beautifully landscaped gardens with interconnecting domes and corridors, the layout of Udaivilas is a homage to the City of Lakes—where seven lakes are interconnected through a network of bridges and canals.
Its elegantly decorated rooms are adorned with Mewar-inspired motifs, vintage furniture and modern comforts. The Suryamahal restaurant, the daytime dining area is a pure delight. The adjoining Chandi fresco dining features a royal terrace with a splendid view of the city and Lake Pichola.
The Oberoi boasts its own fleet of vintage cars and motorcycles from the early 1900s that you can use to waltz around the town like a Maharaja.
4. Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
With exquisite unhindered views of Lake Pichola and the Aravalli mountains, the Taj Fateh Prakash Palace (another offering of the Taj Group) features 65 luxurious suites and rooms with authentic Mewari vintage décor.
THE TAJ FATEH PALACE was built by the Maharaja of Udaipur in the first half of the 20th century. A part of the grand City Center and an integral stopover in the legendary City Palace Complex, this Palace exudes royal charm and grandeur. You can enjoy views of Lake Pichola, the Taj Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir.
The Maharana built this palace to host royal events. Now restored to its original aura, it teleports you to a bygone era of royal ceremonies. Miniature paintings, royal heirloom, armory, furniture and items from the Maharana’s era still adorn this palace and tremendous care has been taken to ensure that the palace maintains its original glory.
Other amenities include multi-cuisine restaurants, a Suryadarshan bar, 24-hour in-room dining and a large outdoor swimming pool. The Taj Fateh Prakash Palace also offers bespoke heritage walks and city tours to its guests.Plan A Trip
5. The Leela Palace Udaipur
THE LEELA PALACE is also located on the banks of Lake Pichola, only 45 minutes from the airport. It is built in an aesthetic that pays tribute to the Rajasthani culture and tradition. The internal décor is characterized by traditional Mewari artisanal crafts and embellishments.
You get the scenic views of Lake Pichola and Udaipur’s City palace from this exquisite hotel.
Your accommodation options are the Maharaja Suite, Royal Suite, Duplex Suite, Garden View Room with Pool and Lake View Room with balcony.
It also offers curated offers like bespoke tours to the city, heritage walks and romantic sunset boat rides and dinners on the lake.
6. Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort And Spa
The Fateh Sagar lake, known for its tranquility, is the second most important lake in the City of Lakes Udaipur, after Lake Pichola.
RADISSON BLU overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake in a quiet part of this bustling city.
Located at an hour’s drive from the Maharana Pratap International Airport. The Radisson Blue offers 245 stylish rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
A Fitness Center, an Outdoor Swimming Pool, a Spa, a Car Rental Service, a gift & souvenir shop, a bar and multiple restaurants offering Udaipuri, Indian and global cuisines, are some of the amenities available at this excellent hotel.Plan A Trip
7. Trident Hotel Udaipur
The Trident Udaipur won the “Best Family Hotel” in India Award by Travel+Leisure (India’s Best Awards 2022).
THE TRIDENT is located at a convenient 16 miles from the airport and lies in close proximity to the City Palace and other main attractions of the city.
Attractions like the Monsoon Palace, the Crystal Gallery and the iconic Jagmandir are located within walking distance from the Trident.
This 5-star establishment boasts a whole range of amenities like 24 hour front desk, a Travel Desk, a fitness center, a Yoga Center, multiple dining options, an outdoor swimming pool.
8. The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas is housed in a heritage building that was built in 1911. Perched on a hilltop, you get splendid views of the Fateh Sagar Lake and the Aravalli Hills.
Located 3 mile from the Udaipur Railway Station (and 17 miles from the Maharana Pratap Airport), THE LALIT LAXMI feature exquisite royal rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, a gym, several bars, a souvenir shop and a 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant.
You can also avail of bespoke tours to the city and enjoy traditional dance and puppet performances in the evening.Plan A Trip
9. Shiv Niwas Palace
The Shiva Niwas Palace was built in the early 20th century under the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh. This crescent-shaped palace has been meticulously restored to its original glory and shape.
Located 17 miles from the airport and 2 miles from the Udaipur Railway Station, the SHIVA NIWAS PALACE boasts a world-class spa and wellness center, a large outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour front desk, a fitness center, multiple restaurants, a gift shop, a Game Room, a Lounge Bar, Currency Exchange and round-the-clock in-room dining.
10. Raas, Devigarh Udaipur
The RAAS Hotel is located in the village of Dewara in an 18th-century heritage property. Nestled away from the noise and frantic activity of the city center in the lush green Aravalli Hills (40 minutes drive from the city), the RAAS gives you splendid views of the Udaipur region and its city landscape from its mountaintop location.
Its internal décor evokes Mewari royal and warrior ethos with Mewari horse murals, arches, swings, turrets, mirrored ante-chambers and other vintage items.
THE RAAS has an unmistakable old-fashioned rustic Mewarai ambiance that you would want from a heritage establishment.
But there are so many world-class facilities and amenities as well. These include luxurious rooms and suites, a large swimming pool, multiple dining, a fitness center, a yoga center and spa.
With its sprawling manicured lawns and landscaped gardens, the RAAS is a great place to unwind and relax after the intense cultural immersions of Rajasthan.Plan A Trip