Udaipur, one of the most beautiful, rather lavish & extravagant cities in the country is not just known for its lakes and forts. It’s also known for its royalty and romance. After all, it was the seat of many ambitious Rajput kings. No surprises that the city is dotted with majestic forts, villas and palaces, most of them in great condition. Every year, the biggest weddings are planned in Udaipur to take advantage of its gorgeous setting.A small city in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, it’s become a go-to place for a royal wedding or even a luxurious honeymoon. Live life like a “king” can truly be experienced here, given most famous palaces of the kings have been converted into a five star hotel. No wonder Udaipur romantic getaways seem to be the in-thing for a lot of people.
Couples looking to inject some much-needed romance into their lives will find that Udaipur provides all the answers when it comes to reclaiming lost time. If you’re going to Udaipur with your better half, you should just make a beeline for the stunning Lake Pichola. And with good reason; the best luxury hotels on Lake Pichola are all designed to up the ante on your romantic mood.
So for a change, my post is focussed on the top Udaipur luxury hotels rather than the usual things to do in this city.
Top 5 Udaipur Romantic Getaways
Instead of staying at the typical BnB’s , lodges or hotels, Udaipur , as earlier described has Palaces turned hotels that allows you to stay in true luxury. Here are the top 5 Udaipur luxury hotels which you can try (in no specific order) :
1 The Leela Palace Udaipur
The setting is dreamy, the rooms are palatial and the experience is royal. Booking yourself into The Leela Palace Udaipur is like taking a journey back in time, when kings walked the Earth and battles were fought over fair maidens. This superb 5 star hotel in Udaipur is built inside an erstwhile palace and is located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola. You also have the majestic Aravalli Hills flanking the hotel. There really is no setting as romantic and hauntingly beautiful as this.
2 Trident Hotel Udaipur
This hotel is also located near Lake Pichola, and stands over a huge 430-acre land with 137 rooms. When it comes to décor, the hotel is somewhat dramatic with every room sporting a different theme and a lot of antiques and artwork. However, many newlyweds like to come here to experience the space, and a big plus point is the wildlife conservatory located inside the hotel premises.
3 Jag Mandir Island Palace
Yet another lavish luxury hotel on Lake Pichola, this hotel is known more for its generous food options. A grand and romantic setting apart, the hotel attracts foodies that love authentic Indian preparations. Then there is the prospect of catching up with each other at the all-day spa, café, and the chance to go boating on the dreamy lake.
4 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
This romantic property is over 250 years old and is made almost entirely of white marble. It is located inside the Lake Palace precincts of Udaipur, which were formerly owned by noted Rajput king Maharana Jagat Singh II. There is private dining, all day spa, and the prospect of evening entertainment with a fireworks display, traditional folk dances and staff in ethnic livery bringing you your meals. Definitely one of the best hotels in this list of Udaipur romantic getaways.
5 Oberoi Udaivilas
The hotel is built inside a 200-year-old villa, rumoured to be a summer time home of the Maharana of Mewar. The extensive grounds were used for hunting, and the property also has its own little lake. You can have a romantic poolside dinner with your partner, or go boating on the lake, or even mount a camel for a tour of the countryside. The rooms boast of crystal chandeliers and all things royal.