The Oberoi Udaivilas is a highly acclaimed resort from India's leading luxury hotel group. Built on the opposite side of the lake from Udaipur town it features just 87 rooms and suites and a glorious lakeside setting in Rajasthan's most romantic city.
Removed from the hustle of Udaipur this property feels very tranquil and is ideal for getting away from it all
Some rooms have access to the semi-private moated pool - a real treat in hot weather
This property as a sense of space which properties in the centre of Udaipur lack
Experience the award winning Oberoi service
Situated on the shores of Lake Pichola, in the heart of Udaipur, one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in India that we know, The Oberoi Udaivilas is a luxurious haven built in the style of Mewari palace.
The 87 rooms and suites recreate the luxurious ambience of a royal residence, complete with fountains and courtyards. Adorned with fine Indian textiles and custom made handcrafted furniture, rooms offer stunning views of the City Palace and the Aravali Hills overlooking Lake Pichola. All rooms have luxurious marble bathrooms with Victorian-style, free standing bathtubs that overlook private walled courtyards.
At Udaivilas it is also possible to choose a room with direct access to the semi-private moated pool which surrounds the property - perfect for a cooling dip after sightseeing.
The hotel has two restaurants include the 'Udaimahal' serving traditional, Rajasthani and North Indian fare in regal surroundings and 'Suryamahal' offering a fusion of Western, Mediterranean and Thai cuisines. Alternatively guests can also enjoy picnic lunches aboard a private gondola.
The spa offers a wide range of treatments from holistic non-clinical to Ayurveda and aromatherapy and yoga sessions are also on offer. Furthermore the property adjoins a small wildlife reserve where peacocks, wild boar and deer roam so staying in this property really provides guests a feeling of getting away from it all!
When to visit
My favourite time to visit Rajasthan is September; just as the rains end and the countryside is green and fertile.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, a Northwest province of India. Udaipur is surrounded by the ancient Aravalli Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes. The resort is about 4 kilometres from the city centre (Court Square).
Udaipur’s Dabok airport is 27 kilometers from the resort and the drive takes 45-minutes. Udaipur is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai, the flying time from Udaipur to Delhi is 2 hours and 35-minutes and from Udaipur to Mumbai is 1-hour and 15-minutes.
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 - Meal at Bhairo (Taj Lake Palace)
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Bhairo on the rooftop at the Taj Lake Palace.
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.