• Romantic lakeside setting
  • Arrival – the hotel will organise for a boat to bring you here
  • Impeccable service and exquisite renditions of traditional Indian recipes

Lakeside and lovely, the Leela Palace is a treat, with elegant rooms decked out in traditional Rajasthani artwork, including tarkashi, which involves intricate brass wires and motifs set in dark wood. Some rooms have balconies, all have soothing lake views and offer a peaceful retreat from the intensity of exhilarating experience that is Udaipur, with its fabulous palaces and temples and winding streets. 

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The 72 rooms and 8 suites at the Leela Palace are the last word in comfort, overlooking glittering Lake Pichola and the romantic ridges of the Aravalli Hills. Most have balconies, to make the very most of the setting, all are supremely comfortable, with vast beds and all the mod-cons you’d expect from a five star hotel.

All here is as luxurious as the views, with a gorgeous pool, stellar service and superb spa. And then there’s the fine dining. An international menu is served in the main restaurant, which has an excellent wine cellar and overlooks the charming courtyard; Sheesh Mahal serves superlative Indian cuisine al fresco and under the stars, refined and regional and downright delectable. The Leela Palace prides itself, quite rightly, on pampering all guests, so if you’d rather eat on the Guava Garden Patio or on the pool deck or croquet lawns or Haveli roof top, the staff will organise your dinner down to the last fork tine, with puppet shows or live musicians if desired.

Before or after dinner, sink into the couches in the intimate Library Bar, an intimate venue which is all dark wood with lashings of leather. Rajasthani folk music and dance performances are held here every evening, lending further fun to proceedings, which should involve some of the classic cocktails and classy cognacs on offer.

Boat rides and other excursions are arranged at the drop of a hat by staff who are dedicated to making each stay a special one. 


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