RAAS Devi Garh
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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.
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
If you are on honeymoon, we suggest starting your itinerary at Devi Garh; they do wonderful al fresco meals all around the palace and the spa is great.Daniel Smith
Book a private dining experience in one of the old parts of the palace, beautifully lit, for a special occasion.Scott Dunn team
Ask one of the staff to show you the images of the fort before its restoration. You'll get a really great idea of how cleverly rebuilt it has been.Jessica Campbell
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 center, 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 colorful 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 personalized 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 center, 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 colorful markets.
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.
When to go
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 color 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.