Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $199.23 (INR12,800), excluding tax at 17 per cent.
Rates generally include an American-style breakfast.
Delve into Rajasthani cuisine with a traditional cooking course led by the hotel’s head chef, who will also happily lead you on a culinary tour around the local grain, spice and vegetable markets.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, spa, on-site and valet parking. In rooms: WiFi, iPod dock, TV and DVD player, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, free bottled water and air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
We’re particularly enamoured with the Aravali suites; it’s all about their beautiful balconies, which are perfect for leisurely breakfasts à deux (and the spacious ensuite bathrooms tip the scale even further). Garden Suites, while not in the main part of the palace, have their own tented lounge terraces.
The heated granite pool dominates the main terrace and has panoramic views over the rolling hillside. The pool is flanked by ivory-white daybeds, both with and without billowing canopies, and drinks and snacks can be ordered poolside, too.
Treatments in the soothing Ila spa use British-brand Ila’s ethical and eco-friendly products. Choose from classic massages, beauty rituals, holistic treatments and health-centric yoga sessions in the rose-, jasmine- and sandalwood-scented spa; for next-level unwinding, go for one of the Devi Blessings, two-hour treatments designed to calm and recalibrate your nerves. The spa also has a mineral-enriched Himalayan Salt cave and a menu of health-nurturing nibbles and drinks, including herbal teas.
Bring jewel-toned dresses, classically beautiful swimsuits, and that book you’ve been meaning to read; pack sturdy shoes and lightweight linens if you plan on trekking around the local area.
Original construction on the palace was in 1760, and there are stairs throughout, so it may not be suitable for guests with mobility constraints.
Dogs are welcome – let the hotel know in advance. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Udaipur.
Welcome; free cots, highchairs, toys and art supplies can be provided, and there’s a family-friendly pool and outdoor play space. Babysitting is available for INR500 an hour. Beds for 4–12 year olds are INR3,500 a night (with breakfast and tax).
Plastic bags are restricted, water is solar-heated plant, and vegetables for the restaurant are grown in-house.