Located in legendary Rajasthan, in north-eastern India, Udiapur is known as the “Little Venice of Asia” and “the city of lakes.” Founded in 1559 by the Maharana Udai Singh, it is one of the region’s true wonders. Its picturesque coast, with Lake Pichola spread out in front of it, its palaces and other historic buildingshave made it a very popular tourist site.
The emblematic City Palace, and the residence of the Maharana, consists of several bunched together buildings. This fascinating labyrinth like complex enables visitors to travel through several centuries of history in the space of just a few meters. Its sister building faces the lake: the Lake Palace, reconverted into a luxury hotel. On the mountaintop overlooking Udaipur, we find the Monsoon Palace, the royal residence during the rainy season.
Magnificent, royal and unique, Udaipur is one of most beautiful sites in this proud region. It’s not surprising therefore that a number of films have chosen it for their décor like for example, Octopussy, the 13th James Bond adventure. The city is also known for the quality of its craft work and of course for its varied culinary, often very spicy specialties.
Arriving at the Leela Palace Udaipur is a dream like moment in itself. After the comfort of being transported by car from the airport, the guest embarks on a traditional boat, enabling him to discover the incredible beauty of Lake Pichola. Then, almost at the foot of the mountain, an imposing, royal type building appears.
At the hotel’s embarcadero, the guest is greeted with songs, a shower of rose petals and a breathtaking circular lobby. Everyone, with no exception, receives the same welcome. At the Leela Palace, the guest is treated like a god. This is more than an impression. It’s the motto of the Leela hotel group: “Attithi Devo Bhava“,means “The client is God“.
There is no check in at the immaculately white marble reception area. Fomalities are carried out in the rooms. All of the rooms face the lake, offering guests magnificent views of this magical site. The hotel’s philosophy is to be in total osmosis with the environment.
The Leela is a modern day palace. Gold, ornamental decorations, statues and spectacular bouquets of flowers attract the eye wherever you look. The hotel’s veritable jewel is the interior courtyard whose walls are enhanced with candles and traditional mosaic work known as “tikrit”.
The outside world tends to disappear in this magical and restful site, especially in the evening when the area is lit with candles and the nightly performance of traditional Rajasthan dances begins, guests succumb to the intoxicating and thrilling rhythms.
The hotel’s spa consists of several treatment tents which once again recall local customs. Around them, we find a carefully maintained garden where one can almost breathe the soul of the sublime city of Udaipur.
5 stars / Palace hotel / Member- The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts/ Member - Global Hotel Alliance / Superb view of Lake Pichola / Traditional Indian Style / Majestic/ Flamboyant / Splendor / Luxury / Opulent / Elegant / Tranquillity / 1 restaurant with traditional Rajasthan cuisine / 1 restaurant with international cuisine / Magical personalized dinners in private parts of the palace, facing the lake/ Bar-library / Lounge / Spectacular outdoor swimming pool/ ESPA spa in tents, in a landscaped garden with private swimming pools / Daily performances of traditional Rajasthan dances at night / Works of art in the rooms / Business center / Meeting and banquet halls /Limousine service / Transfer by boat
All year round
80 rooms and suites
Double room from 330 €
Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR) – Udaipur (45 mn)
THE LEELA PALACE UDAIPUR
Lake Pichola, P. O. Box No. 125
Udaipur RJ 313001
Approximately 10 to 15 hours (depending on the destination)
+ 3h30 in summer / + 4h30 in winter
India has three seasons:
- The rainy season (monsoon : heavy rain + heat) from June to October
- The cool season (October to March : generally mild temperatures)
- The hot season (February to June : torrid heat from 30°C to 50°C)
Passport valid six months after return date
Visa required and valid for six months
Visa requests should be made at a consulate, 40 days before departure.
No vaccinations required
The Indian rupee (INR)
15 official languages and 1,500 dialects and minor languages
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