Best Hotels In Udaipur!

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Udaipur is rightly called the Venice of the East. There are so many luxurious heritage resorts in here that its tough to choose the best hotel for a stay! From havelis to grand palaces, to humble homestays; the options are many. Below are some of the best hotels in Udaipur!

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur: Situated in the middle of the lake? Tick! A grand palace? Tick! Glorious views from all the rooms? Tick! The Taj Lake Palace has been a favourite with royalty and celebrities for a reason. The sweeping view of Lake Pichola only helps the cause. Here get treated like royalty from the minute you enter the property. They shower roses on you and give you a platter of refreshments before an escort of the hotel takes you to your room under an umbrella. True royalty! The rooms also have a royal feel to them, as this palace was once actually a king's palace. A lot go the elements are restored to life in order to make the guest feel like royalty. The Taj Lake Palace also has four restaurants to cater to every need of the guests. From traditional Rajasthani cuisine, to a European restaurant with rooftop views, or a bar serving the best wines and cigars! Now you know what makes the Taj Lake Palace the best hotel in Udaipur.

Ideal for: The luxurious traveller who wants to feel royal

What’s so special: An original palace dating back to the 18th century, Maharana Jagat Singh II built this white marble palace floating in the Lake Pichola. Considered to be one of the most romantic resorts in the world and also a sight of shooting of the famous James Bond movie, Octopussy. They even have an exclusive personal butler service where they can arrange for various intimate dining settings as well like Saanjh for cocktails, sit-down dinner at the Lilly pond and many more.

Accommodates: 2 adults are allowed in each room, with additional charge for a guest.

Price: Rs 30,000/ night, not including breakfast

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Photo of Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Built strategically on the banks of Lake Pichola, Trident offers some of the best views of the city. It is 27 kilometres from the airport and very centrally located so that the guests can easily explore the sights of the city. They specialise in laying down a sumptuous feast for their guests to start the day. The hotels main restaurant, Aravalli, serves authentic dishes from the Kingdom of Mewar, so that the guests can have a true royal experience. The Trident lets the guests unwind in luxury at the resort. All the rooms are tastefully done up in hues of beige and cream. and some of Udaipur's original artefacts. There’s a special Trident Kids Club as well, where they have their very own tent and a play area! While here, don’t miss out on a boat ride under the stars as you stretch out in the quant pontoon and surrender to the charms of Udaipur.

Ideal for: The family traveller who loves to relax in luxury while on a vacation

What’s so special: Each of the 137 rooms and 4 suits are beautifully done up to give a taste of luxury to the traveller. The property also boasts of a wonderful spa, a fitness centre and a swimming pool, where you can relax along with enjoying the view of Aravallis! There are 4 types of rooms available here from the Deluxe Garden view suites ( to the suits themselves. The Suites boasts of a bedroom, living room with an additional powder room as well. The suits have artworks from Rajasthani artists that add a sense of grandeur to the room, not to forget the incredible views from the windows of the Lake Pichola!

Accommodates: 2 adults are allowed in each room, with additional charge for a guest.

Price: Rs 23,000/ night. Not inclusive of breakfast

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Photo of Trident Hotel Udaipur, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

Located on the peaceful banks of Lake Pichola, this heritage hotel is equipped with modern facilities. Each room is styled with traditional architectures and fixtures, Rajputana style furnishing, making it one of the best hotels in Udaipur. At the Lake Pichola Hotel, comfort is the top priority and every customer is treated with care, every need is taken care in true Rajputana hospitality.

Ideal for: The traveller who loves comfort and hospitality!

What’s so special: The Piplia Haveli was built in the 18th Century as the private ‘city’ residence of the Jagirdars (nobility) of Thikana Piplia. A scion of the Piplia family returned in 1981, after obtaining a degree in hotel management and took an effort to restore the Mardana section of his family home. After which the entire resort was restored to life and opened to travellers from 1985. Each room here is a reflection of the royal heritage and Deluxe and Suites. The 4 elegantly furnished suites overlook the waters of Lake Pichola. They feature a bedroom, two balconies and a day mattress for relaxing. The suites also have a living room where you enjoy tea, coffee and snacks. Accommodates: 2 adults are allowed in each room, with additional charge for a guest.

Price: Rs 4095/ night, including breakfast.

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Photo of Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Nikita Das - Vagabond Stories

What’s nearby: Make sure to take a boat ride in the pristine Lake Pichola to give you a sense of the city. Also, explore the City Palace, Sahelion Ki Bari which is an ornamental garden. Visit the Sajjan Garh, which is perched on top of a mountain and became a monsoon palace for the king. Don’t miss out on visiting the Jagmandir palace, which has been dedicated to Lord Jagannath. The place is available to hold various social functions and weddings.

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