Arriving by boat sets the bar of exotic elegance at a high level, but thankfully the hotel is well-equipped to maintain it. Set in an 18th-century palace encompassing a Lake Pichola island, this luxury marble hotel once featured in a James Bond movie is a short boat ride from City Palace.
Featuring butler service, the wood-panelled rooms have marble bathrooms and are shaded by centuries-old mango trees. The views of the City Palace are worth the price alone, and musicians serenade you in the courtyard in the evenings.
The hotel features original art, ornate marble and glasswork throughout. Amenities include high-end restaurants and a full-service spa, fitness center & heated pool. Sunset cruises and yoga are also offered.
Children of all ages are welcome.
Udaipur is a small city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, formerly the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar. Founded by Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and known for its lavish palaces. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces famed for its intricate peacock mosaics.