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The Leela Palace Udaipur

Rajasthan, India

Built in the style of a grand Maharaja's palace, The Leela Palace Udaipur evokes the mystique of a bygone age where refined service and regal majesty combine to present an unparalleled experience, personifying luxury living.

At a Glance

  • Great lake-side location all rooms have either a Lake Palace or City Palace view.

  • A modern day palace. The style is a lot more contemporary than other accommodation options in Udaipur.

  • A lovely tented spa area and a large pool makes this hotel ideal for those want to relax but dip into Udaipur for sightseeing.

  • A much more spacious alternative to The Lake Palace with very high service standards and great food.

  • Cars can not go right to the door of this property but your driver will know where to stop in order to transfer you to a buggy or the hotel's own rickshaw.

Honeymoon, Couples, Culture, Family

Insider's View

Why not take a boat trip from the hotel to explore the lake? It is a great photo opportunity and also a chance to see the other, lesser known, floating palace on Jagmandir Island.

Emma Mark

Insider's View

Jump in a hotel Rickshaw and take a tour of the city that way. There is no better way to navigate the old cities narrow cobble streets.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

The hotel has its own bicycles for guests to make use of

Clare Monro

Insider's View

All of the bedrooms at the Leela Palace offer incredible views over the lake.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

There's a vast walk in wine cellar here which offers a selection of both international and Indian wines.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Leela Palace Udaipur or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan


Located on the breathtakingly beautiful shores of Lake Pichola, the Leela Palace Udaipur offers a dramatic setting for any stay in Udaipur. It is the only hotel in Udaipur that provides a lake view for all of its 80 rooms and suites.

The spacious rooms are beautifully furnished, with artifacts and furniture that represent the handicrafts of the local area, yet offering all the modern amenities you would expect of a hotel of this standard, such as flatscreen TVs, iPod docks and a surround sound system. The Lake View Rooms have wonderful views over the lake, whereas the Heritage View Rooms have views over the City or Lake Palace. Both room types can offer a private balcony. The suites are the epitome of regal life, offering breathtaking views and rooms that entice and beguile the senses. There are also Duplex Suites suitable for families.

The Leela Palace Udaipur has three restaurants and bars including the Dining Room, which offers international cuisine, the Sheesh Mahal which is a specialty Indian restaurant and the Library Bar, a superb old fashioned bar offering anything from Champagne to Single Malts. The hotel can also arrange private al fresco dining overlooking the lake.

The hotel has a superb spa featuring 14 treatment spaces, a fitness center, steam rooms, Jacuzzi and a large swimming pool overlooking Lake Pichola.


The Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur offers 80 Rooms and Suites including 11 Lake View Rooms, 23 Lake View Rooms with Balcony, 14 Heritage Rooms, 24 Heritage Rooms with Balcony, 4 Luxury Suites, 2 Duplex Suites, 1 Royal Suite and 1 Maharaja Suite, complete with jacuzzi, massage parlour, spacious plunge pool and private courtyard. All rooms and suites offer fantastic palace and lake views.


Children are welcome and there are rooms suitable for families.


Facilities at the hotel include three restaurants and bars; one of which is the Sheesh Mahal offers fine Indian dining on the terrace with fabulous views overlooking Lake Pichola. The hotel also offers an ESPA spa, gym with steam rooms, outdoor heated pool and a business center.


Udaipur is an enchanting 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan. Also known as "the city of lakes", Udaipur is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Aravalli Mountains and regal palaces of marble and sandstone. Some of the top attractions include the City Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sajjangarh, a hilltop royal residence resting about five kilometers west of Udaipur and Saheliyon ki Bari, the majestic gardens on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake.


Services provided by the hotel include a butler service and broadband.

Location & Directions

Rajasthan, India

The Leela Palace Udaipur is located amidst a Rajasthani stone walled city on the banks of Lake Pichola and offers a breathtaking view of the heritage city, City Palace and the Aravalli Mountains.

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 from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that 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 fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Leela Palace Udaipur or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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