RAAS Devi Garh
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
At a Glance
The bedrooms are lovely and large and have incredible bathrooms
Devi Garh's hilltop location commands some sublime views from all areas of the fort
The rooms are scattered around the building on various floors, a lift provides easy access for wheelchairs but due to the building being constructed on so many levels, wheelchair access is not possible in all areas
You will need a car and driver to visit Udaipur, however, staying out of the city provides a calmer experience
One of the few properties in this part of India that has been refurbished in a contemporary style - the minimalist lines fused with the traditional make this an exceptionally beautiful property
Best time to Visit
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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more colour to the landscape.
October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.
To start planning your holiday to RAAS Devi Garh
RAAS Devi Garh is a stunning hill-top fort palace that has been fantastically restored into a luxurious, sophisticated and impossibly romantic retreat. Situated in the north of Udaipur, RAAS Devi Garh is one of India’s finest ‘boutique’ hotels.
Tucked away in the age-old Aravali hills of Rajasthan, the 18th century RAAS Devi Garh Fort Palace in the village of Delwara commands one of the three main passes into the valley of Udaipur.
There are 22 elegantly restored suites and 17 Garden rooms that have been designed with a stunning mixture of the modern and the traditional. They have been designed using local marbles and semi-precious stones to give a truly luxurious feel. All 39 suites and rooms have spectacular views of the valley, the courtyard, the gardens or surrounding fields.
With superb cuisine, unbeatable service and an excellent spa, RAAS Devi Garh is the ideal retreat. The hotel’s facilities include a stunning swimming pool, fitness centre, shopping area and a spa offering a full range of treatments. The Ila Spa aims to revive you mind, body and soul with both wellness, nutritional and treatment menus. With a unique Himalayan Salt cave sauna, guests will feel revived and rejuvenated.
A wide variety of activities are also available, including yoga, riding, camel trekking and astrology.
Private dinners can also be arranged almost anywhere in the palace – you just name your place and time and the table will be set up for you.
Delwara where RAAS Devi Garh is located only 25km north of the romantic city of Udaipur famous for its lakes, palaces and colourful markets and is a perfect base from which to explore it.
Devi Garh offers 39 suites. Each suite places an emphasis on design and detail, using local marbles and semi-precious stones. The contemporary design showcased within this spectacular heritage property, complemented by personalised and intimate service, creates a new image of India for the 21st century.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Devi Garh. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.
Facilities at the hotel include a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool, billiards, table tennis and library. The hotel's restaurant offers both international and Indian cuisine.
Explore the stunning local landscape by horse, mountain bike, camel or simply by foot. Take a trip to the village of Delwara and the nearby 14th century Jain temples, or to the picturesque city of Udaipur with its lakes, palaces and colourful markets.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I think that this was one of my favourite hotels in Rajasthan, and I would urge anyone to stay here if they could. With the most stunning views over the surrounding Aravali Hills, as well as over the local town, it almost made me feel like I was in Lord of the Rings! The rooms have been beautifully decorated and are all unique to one another.
Susie Reynolds (Staff)
This incredible blend of an old palace with modern comforts and design shouldnt work but it does. Suites, the bar and restaurant are particularly stylish, while areas of the property remained unchanged making for some beautiful dining venues. Perched high on a hill you have the most magnificent views of the local village and wonderful photo opportunities and when not mesmerised by the view, the hotel offer complimentary horse and camel rides in the evening and the opportunity to explore the fascinating surrounding area.
Daniel Smith (Staff)
Devi Garh is quite possibly one of the best palace hotels in India. Located only 45 minutes from Udaipur, you can quite easily use this as a base and explore the city when you like, but retain a rural setting. The hotel blends heritage palace style with a modern chic twist, something which is verd hard to achieve but they do it perfectly. We never suggest staying in the Garden Wing (no views), but try and use those in the Palace Section. We also know the rooms to book (but can't reveal all our secrets online!). I would say three days here at the end of a tour of Rajasthan is one of the absolute highlights of your itinerary.
RAAS Devi Garh, India - 20% RAAS Combo OfferStay at three RAAS properties over six or more nights and receive a 20% discount and the following benefits, morning yoga, Ayurveda consultancy with Ayurveda Doctor, Delwara village walk and a unique dining experience.
06 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
Hiking Experience near Udaipur
Discover a different side to Rajasthan on a hike through the Aravelli Hills near Udaipur. On this 7km (4mile) hike pass by small tribal villages, through agricultural fields and end at Badi Lake where you will stop for a light lunch and take in the views.
Jodhpur - Mehrengarh Fort
Evening private tour of Mehrengarh Fort with Museum curator, dinner is included.
Udaipur - Explore Udaipur
Udaipur is one of India's most scenic and romantic cities. On a half day experience with a guide, you will explore the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari 'Garden of Maidens'.
Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride
Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.
Off The Beaten Track Rajasthan
Delhi, Agra, Ramathra, Ranthambore National Park, Bundi, Shahpura, Delwara nr Udaipur & Delhi
from £5900 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- A real treat for wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore comprises over 1300sqkm of wild jungle
- Ideal for country lovers, discover hidden gems like Bundi, once home to Rudyard Kipling
- Expert guides throughout, get an authentic insight into the culture and history of Rajasthan
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shahpura, Jodhpur, Narlai & Udaipur
from £5100 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- Enjoy scenic drives through rural India, stopping at local markets and watching the colourful daily life of Rajasthani people
- Immerse yourself in Old and New Delhi taking a Rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Rajpath & Humayun's Tomb
- Indulge yourself with some of the incredible Rajasthani cuisine from a Dal Bati Churma ( Dal with wheat dumplings) to a traditional Thali served on a platter and comprising many small dishes
Location & directions
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
The fort, nestled in the Aravali hills, overlooks the village of Delwara, and is close to the temples of Eklingji and Nagda. Located 28 Km northeast of Udaipur, Devi Garh is a convenient and scenic 45 minute drive from the city.
How to get there
Udaipur is the nearest airport and is served by internal flights from Delhi and Mumbai. 10-hour direct flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Udaipur. From Udaipur, Devi Garh is a 30 minutes drive away.
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