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

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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 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.

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Insider's View

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.

Book a private dining experience in one of the old parts of the palace, beautifully lit, for a special occasion.

Book a palace suite with a view.

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.

Do the guided village walk, led by a guy from the local village, where you can see some beautiful temples as well as getting an idea for daily Rajasthani village life

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to RAAS Devi Garh or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

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 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.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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

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.

Activities

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.

Reviews

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Clare Monro (Staff)

I think that this was one of my favorite 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.

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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 mesmerized by the view, the hotel offer complimentary horse and camel rides in the evening and the opportunity to explore the fascinating surrounding area.

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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.

Experiences

  • 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.

  • 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.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Rajasthan

    Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Narlai & Udaipur

    from $5800 pp 14 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Off The Beaten Track Rajasthan

    Delhi, Agra, Ramathra, Ranthambore National Park, Bundi, Shahpura, Delwara nr Udaipur & Delhi

    from $6600 pp 14 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

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.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to RAAS Devi Garh or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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