Introducing The Leela Palace Udaipur in India’s Land of the Mewars
December 29, 2022 by Perrie Hartz
Located in the city of Udaipur in Western India’s state of Rajasthan, The Leela Palace Udaipur is a stunning resort that oﬀers a spectacular view of picturesque Lake Pichola’s tranquil waters, the City Palace, and the Aravalli mountains, evoking the grandeur and opulence of the majestic surrounding lands. Known as “the most romantic spot on the continent of India,” the city of Udaipur is famed for its many royal palaces and has an unparalleled splendor that reflects the historic Land of the Mewars.
The Leela Palace Udaipur is an exquisite window into 16th-century Udaipur’s regal past, from stately soaring architecture to lavish guest rooms and world-class service. The property showcases the very best of Indian culture and five-star hospitality in the most luxurious of settings, using traditional artisanal crafts and exquisite embellishments that are inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
The hotel has grand, museum-like hallways and gorgeous sweeping grounds that include a stunning pool with views over the lake and the sublime Aravalli mountains.
The Leela Palace Udaipur has 80 rooms and suites, each with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The interiors are elegant and contemporary, yet embellished with traditional elements of Rajasthani design and artistry, including craftwork by local artisans and exquisite fabrics embroidered with regally inspired designs. The luxurious furnishings are embossed with Tarkashi work, a popular art form involving intricate brass wires, strips and motifs set in dark wood. Room types range from the standard garden- and lake-view rooms to opulent suites with private terraces, pools, and multiple floors.
The jewel in the crown, the stunning Maharaja Suite has a sprawling 3,585-square feet and comes with a living room, study, dining area and master bedroom with a separate walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom oﬀers a king-size bathtub and jacuzzi. There is also an attached massage parlor, a spacious plunge- pool, a personal butler and private courtyards, while an interconnecting Grand Heritage View Balcony room is available for accompanying guests. All rooms and suites have exclusive Tishya by The Leela bathroom amenities and toiletries.
There are three dining options to choose from on property, including the Dining Room, where guests will savor delicious cuisine from around the world and enjoy a bottle from the restaurant’s impressive walk-in wine cellar. The elegant interiors are planned so that they mirror the serenity of the city and of Lake Pichola just beyond.
Alternatively, Sheesh Mahal is a two- level, open-air fine-dining Indian restaurant on the rooftop that oﬀers a menu of traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist. The chic, dimly-lit Library Bar is an intimate lounge that feels like a luxurious private den, complete with dark wood paneling, cozy fireplaces, fine art, and walls of books. The bar is a place for guests to unwind and sample a selection of whiskeys and liquors from around the world while enjoying a menu of light snacks, and is the perfect spot to sip champagne or enjoy a nightcap while listening to live Rajasthani folk music performed every evening.
Beyond the restaurants at The Leela Palace Udaipur, there are multiple stunning outdoor terraces and perfectly-groomed gardens on property where guests can sip champagne at sunset, or savor nightcaps at twilight under a blanket of stars.
There is also an extensive array of activities and cultural experiences to enjoy, both leisurely and more active, from live traditional music by palace musicians, to sessions with local historians, guided palace art tours, astrology readings, ceremonial tribal dances, rides in the palace Tuktuk, and romantic sunset boat cruises on the serene Lake Pichola.
The Spa at The Leela Palace Udaipur is a tented luxury wellness center with picturesque views of Lake Pichola. With 8 bespoke treatment tents, the facility oﬀers thoughtfully-crafted wellness programs, Ayurvedic treatments and holistic experiences, yoga and meditation sessions, traditional temple rituals, healthy spa cuisine, and visits to spiritual abodes.
The Leela Palace Udaipur provides a fairy-tale setting for an experience fit for royalty, capturing the grandeur of Udaipur’s regal heritage and fusing the romance of a bygone era with modern luxuries in a spectacular natural setting.
The Leela Palace Udaipur
PO Box No. 125
Udaipur 313 001, Rajasthan, India
Telephone: +91 (294) 670 1234