The Leela Palace Udaipur
What We Love
- It’s home to the India’s only tented luxury spa
- The daily morning puja, or prayer ritual, which unfolds inside the property’s own Shiva temple
- An aromatic welcome: upon arrival, guests are showered with rose petals
- Indian-accented French cuisine at The Dining Room, the hotel’s main restaurant
What To Know
- Cars can’t access the property entrance, though the hotel can arrange for a buggy or rickshaw transfer from the drop-off point
- Visit during the Indian winter months (November to February) to avoid the intense desert heat
- For an expansive wrap-around balcony, book Suite 114 in the property’s Heritage Wing
- There’s a kids’ buffet and play area offered during Sunday brunch
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
James Bond fanatics may do a double take as they’re ferried across India’s Lake Pichola to this enthralling palace (the body of water played a starring role in the 1983 classic, Octopussy). Chances are, you’ll remain just as awe-struck for a majority of your stay at Leela Palace Udaipur, thanks to the exceedingly royal furnishings that evoke a bygone era of grandeur including silver thrones, crystal chandeliers, and copious amounts of black and white marble that cover its lavish interiors. Guest rooms are just as majestic, thanks to locally made gilded furniture, a special pillow menu, and round-the-clock butler service—not to mention those spectacular lake views. The escapist, otherworldly atmosphere is further fueled by the onsite spa, whose nine air-conditioned tents wreath the hotel pool and where the comprehensive menu includes Ayurvedic treatments and hot stone massages. Over-the-top hospitality also reveals itself in the form of bespoke experiences, like a session with the resident palace astrologer, a children’s puppet show (the concierge can arrange upon request), or, the most popular—a traditional Mewari dinner, complete with house-made pistachio ice-cream in a patio overlooking the property’s guava garden.
In the Area
You’re in India’s most romantic city, rich with ancient marble havelis, or mansions, kaleidoscopic marketplaces, and a tangle of crooked, medieval lanes. A number of carefully preserved 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples (which the hotel can arrange chauffer-driven trips to) and wildlife sanctuaries are also nearby. If you’d rather stay in Udaipur itself, the not-to-miss list includes an atmospheric sound and light show at the City Palace, and Sajjangarh, a crumbling but impressive hilltop castle that was once a monsoon getaway and hunting lodge for a 19th-century Maharaja.
How to Get There
This exotic luxury property is located by lake Pichola. Excellent views of the palace and the calm, serene lake. The food is absolutely delicious and the service, top-notch!!! The hospitality exceeds all expectations. The entertainment within the hotel premises is mesmerising. If you ever visit Udaipur, this is the place to be, without any second thoughts
We had Wow experience at leela palace udaipur. Ambience and hospitality was outstanding. .Location of the property was in lake pichola. They have nice rooms with pichola lake and city palace view. Boat ride was a outstanding experience. Especially Riya service was great and she took good care of us in guiding us about the activities to do in udaipur.
Better in hospitality then all your competitors around and in Lake Pichhola.
We had booked a stay in past in Taj Lake Palace and Udaivilas but found staff more hospitable at Leela Udaipur. We saw Leela boats dropping even Udaivilas and Taj guest but not vice versa.
Guys hence value for money