Last Updated: January 31, 2020 Latika Sabharwal
For many travellers, Udaipur in Rajasthan is at its exotic best. There’s nothing in Rajasthan, which is as beautiful, calm, pleasant, dynamic, vibrant, romantic, and welcoming as Udaipur. With its lavish palaces and cobblestone streets brimming with artisans, the city holds such peacefulness that is hard to find anywhere else in India. On a romantic trip to Udaipur, love birds can evoke an old-fashioned romance with a boat trip across the lake, relaxing stay in the luxury villa, and by admiring its lively art scenes.
So if you’re planning a proposal, a honeymoon, a Valentine’s Day trip, or simply a romantic getaway, a stay in these hotels of Udaipur will certainly set the tone.
The Oberoi Udaivilas
Imagine this: you’re stepping out of the airport, transferred in a BMW, chauffeured to the center of town, escorted by traditional dancers and ensconced in a luxurious suite- complete with private pool, crystal chandeliers and a stunning view of Lake Pichola. Stay in Udaipur can’t get more sophisticated and romantic than this. And the only place that offers such legendary services is Udaivilas. Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas currently stands in a 200-year-old villa, which used to be the hunting ground of the Maharana of Mewar. While staying in Udaivilas, couples can enjoy rejuvenating spa session, indulge in a poolside dinner lit up with mashaals (gas torches) and enjoy an intimate tour of Udaipur from a private boat on Lake Pichola. With its verdant courtyards, large pools, and cascading mountains, the hotel also serves as an unmatched venue for many dream wedding destinations.
Taj Lake Palace
Taj Lake Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/IrXYwC
Accessible only by boat along the Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace is considered as one of the most tranquil and romantic hotels in the world. This 250-year-old property looks like a white marble building floating in the middle of Lake Pichola – a sanctuary of tranquillity amid Udaipur’s churning chaos. The hotel currently stands in the famous Lake Palace of Udaipur, which used to be the palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II. There are 66 luxurious rooms and 17 grand suites, each with the state of the art facilities. In the hotel, couples can enjoy private dining in fairy tale settings like a 150-year-old boat, and even treat themselves to a spa session on the serene waters of Lake Pichola. Also, you can add a firework display, folk dance and traditional hospitality to make your romantic gateway an affair to remember.
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/mwI0
Offering the most palatial stay in the romantic city Udaipur, Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace is nestled amidst Aravalli Hills with the captivating view of Fateh Sagar Lake. The hotel is originally the palace of Highness Maharana Fateh Singh, which was built way back in 1911 but it still holds the charm of the bygone era. For couple stay, there are meticulously restored 55 spacious rooms that offer the captivating view of lake, valley and Udaipur skyline. So, if you’re a hopeless romantic person who loves to treat their partner with all the luxuries then look no further and book a stay at the Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace.
The Leela Palace
Leela Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/X7l4Y
Overlooking the Pichola Lake and Aravali Hills, the Leela Palace hotel will make you feel like a Maharaja or Maharani the movement you will enter its lobby. If you and your partners are art lovers, then you will love this place as its world-class amenities are designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, keeping in mind the cultural ethnicity of Rajasthan. The hotel also offers packages for couples who wish to rekindle their romance in the magical destination and enjoy some quality time together. Package includes a candle light dinner, a relaxing spa and a romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola. This exotic hotel is an ideal venue for royal weddings too.
Trident Hotel, Photo: https://goo.gl/C2uHv
Built on a 430 acre lush green land on the banks of river Pichola amid the desert of Rajasthan, Trident Udaipur’s dramatic property has everything that set it apart in the race of romantic gateways. With 137 rooms and four suites, the Trident Hotel gives an insight into the historic city of Rajasthan. Each bedroom is different, and all are finished with precious antiques, frescoes, beautiful fabrics and more. The hotel excels in all respects and its superlative service, alluring spa, and delicious cuisine, which makes it a solid choice for newlyweds and couples with something special to celebrate. The highlight of the hotel is ‘Bada Mahal’, a 150-year-old wildlife conservatory within the hotel premises where lovebirds can enjoy a romantic walk.
Jag Mandir Palace
Jag Mandir Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/zzfdo
If the way to your heart is through your stomach, then you’ll find a soulmate in Jagmandir Island Palace, a culinary playground amidst the Lake Pichola. Couples reach the property by boat where they’ll stay in one of the suites. Often referred as the Swarg Ki Vatika or garden of heaven, the hotel is its self a complete destination for lovebirds with all-day cafe, stylish-dining restaurant, bar, and spa designed to uplift moods and spirits. The palace exudes such a romantic aura, which even inspired Shah Jahan to make Taj Mahal. Apart from love for food, if you’re partner has a deep interest in history then there’s also a heritage museum that will fill their mind with exclusive information on how Jagmandir Island Palace was built and developed over the centuries. Also, if you’re looking for a grand place to plan your wedding, then Jagat Mandir Palace can be a good option.
Fateh Prakash Palace
Fateh Prakash Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/zzfdo
Some of the best sunset view in Udaipur can be found out on the balcony of Fateh Prakash Palace, which is located on the bank of Lake Pichola. An impressive building, the hotel features turrets, domes and opulent rooms decorated with antique furniture, the armoury of the Mewar dynasty and hand-painted murals. The palace was constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh, one of the greatest Maharanas of Mewar, to hosts exclusive royal events. Couples should visit the sunset terrace for romantic rooftop views of the Jagmandir, Lake Palace, and Sajjangarh Fort and City scenery over a delectable Rajasthani dish for two. Live musicians add to the magic.
Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa
Ramada Udaipur Resort And Spa, Photo: https://goo.gl/V7mUW
Nestled amidst the Aravali Mountains, Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa promises the most fantastic view of Lake Pichola. Spread over an area of 6.6 acres; the hotel features multi-tiered 72 rooms and suites, embellished with traditional stonework the traditional architecture of the Mewar region. Each and every room offers the view of Aravalli Hills, Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, Sajjan-Garh Fort. The hotel offers honeymoon packages, which includes complimentary couples spa, sightseeing tour, boat ride and a candle light dinner at any of the exclusive restaurants of the hotel.
Shiv Niwas Palace
Shiv Niwas Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/zzfdo
Created in the 20th century under the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh, Shiv Niwas is a crescent-shaped palace turned hotel that features luxurious suites, restaurants, and spa. Each room in the hotel original furniture and portraits that have been with the royal family for generations and has been designed for uninterrupted together time. On a stay in Shiv Niwas Palace, couples can enjoy a candlelit dinner on the pool deck, cherish the magnificent view of Udaipur from Paantya (a multi-cuisine restaurant) and walk across the city palace museum.
Raas Devigarh Palace
Raas Devigarh Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/ZgBbIk
28 km from the central city of Udaipur in the village of Delwara stands the epitome of luxury, Raas Devigarh Palace. This 18th-century fort turned hotel in the village of Delwara has been applauded, praised and even listed in some of the leading travel magazines. For 39 years, semi-precious stones and local marbles were used to refurbish this 18th-century clifftop palace hotel. This imposing structure has 39 suites and eight tents. For a memorable honeymoon, lovers should book a stay in the luxurious suite with a private deck affording romantic views of fiery sun gliding below the Aravalli hills, leaving behind the hues of orange and blue. With 60 beautifully restored rooms, and several antiques, you’ll feel as if you’re in your own fairytale palace.
RaasLeela, Photo: https://goo.gl/SjSRBq
RaasLeela is well-located and perfect for whatever the type of romantic holiday you’re looking for. At the right bank of Lake Pichola, RaasLeela is far removed from the crowds and noise. There are eight rooms in the hotel, which each includes a king-sized bed, large soaking tubs with lake views, and outdoor dining area. Here couples can enjoy scrumptious candlelit dinner at a private garden restaurant by the lakeside, with the night breeze and soothing music. The warm hospitality and its picturesque location on the Lake Pichola make this hotel a perfect venue for a destination wedding.
Ananta Hotel, Photo: https://goo.gl/ORciiZ
High up in the Aravali HIlls, Ananta Udaipur provides the perfect escape for the couples. There are 242 well-furnished rooms in the hotel but Grand Suite is the best place to stay for couples as it offers a view of Sajjan Garh Palace. Sink into comfy beds of large chambers, spend some quality time on your private terrace, indulge in a relaxing spa session or take a dip in the swimming pool – couples will be spoilt for choices at the Ananta Udaipur.
Jaisamand Island Resort
Jaisamand Island Resort, Photo: https://goo.gl/lfrHWx
Another hotel distinguished by its dramatic setting, Jaisamand Island Resort is set on a bank of Jaisamand Lake. Spread over an area of 40 acres; Jaisamand Island Resort is the only resort in North West India to be built on a private island. A stay in Jaisamand lake can be a good option for couples who loves nature and are aren’t taken by the flowers-and-chocolates school of romantic gestures. The resort has 43 rooms and suites, each offering an utmost privacy and an intimate bird watching experience with breathless views of the Jaisamand Lake from all rooms.
Royal Retreat Resort
Royal Retreat Resort, Photo: https://goo.gl/MZGRpx
If you’re looking for accommodation, which can offer you and your partner a perfect mix of modern comforts and traditional hospitality, then look no further and head straight to the Royal Retreat. Located amidst the Aravali Hills, the royal retreat is a perfect retreat for honeymooners. The main highlight of the resort is the private dining options in specialized theme restaurants that will treat your taste buds with authentic food. The hotel is also famous for hosting the best wedding and pre-wedding functions.
Chunda Palace, Photo: https://goo.gl/v7fz4l
Indulge yourself in utmost luxury and comfort rendered at Chunda Palace. There are 46 deluxe rooms in the hotel, which are endowed with flat screen satellite TVs, electronic safe, tea/coffee maker, mini bar and attached washroom, some with even Jacuzzi bath tub. All the rooms come with the view of Lake Pichola City Palace and Aravali hill ranges and are set in the traditional Marwari style, embellished with original work of art and crystal chandeliers. Romance abounds at night under the stars when you dine, bathed in the warm lantern light, on scrumptious Rajasthani cuisine.
Hotels mentioned above in Udaipur are highly praised for their impeccable service, endearing hospitality and a variety of recreational options. So take a pick from any of these above-mentioned hotels and be prepared to experience the wonderful comforts and luxuries. If you think that we have missed out any hotel in Udaipur, please feel free to let us know by writing in the comment box below.
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Published: 05 May, 2016
From New Delhi, Latika is a travel writer who loves to share her expedition experiences with other travel junkies. She devote her time in exploring beaches and trekking to off beat destinations. Her leisure time would include reading a book at any given beautiful sea or river side. She is one of those who do what they love and love what they do.