The Leela Palace Udaipur
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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.
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 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.
To start planning your vacation to The Leela Palace Udaipur
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.
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 Udaipur offers 80 Rooms and Suites. All rooms and suites offer fantastic palace and lake views. Opt for a suite for extra space and the best views.
Children are welcome at The Leela Palace Udaipur and there are rooms suitable for families. Baby cots and babysitting can be arranged on request.
Services provided by the hotel include a butler service and broadband.
Facilities at The Leela Palace Udaipur 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 and an outdoor heated pool.
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.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
The Leela Palace offers a wonderful, high-class service and has been decorated with beautiful interiors. The swimming pool here is the biggest in Udaipur. There are wonderful views of the lake to be had here.
Jessica Cator (Staff)
This is a hotel with a great vibe. The guests arrive by boat as a musician serenades them up the gang plank. The decor is different and bold, and the rooms are a great combination of modernity and luxury. What is particularly fun is that the guests can also take there very own, hotel owned, rickshaw and tour the beautiful old city with its windy narrow streets.
Occupying the first eight floors (and floors 38 and 39) of the dart-shaped, 828-meter Burj Khalifa tower - Dubai's tallest skyscraper - Giorgio Armani's first hotel opened in 2010. As you'd expect from a venture such as this, in such a glitzy destination, the 160 rooms are ultra-luxurious. There are seven restaurants to choose from (serving Japanese, Indian, Italian or Mediterranean cuisine), plus an outpost of Peck, Armani's favorite Milanese deli. Every guest is appointed a personal Lifestyle Manager to guide them around the hotel's impressive array of facilities, including a nightclub, a spa and several boutiques.
X-factor The hotel's 'residences' - which range between 100 and 200sq ft - are the epitome of upmarket Italian glamour, many with views of the 490ft-high Dubai Fountain.
Emma Neale (Staff)
I really loved the bold style of this hotel and its modern day palace feel. I could have happily spent days by the pool here looking out over the lake - slipping away to enjoy some of the fabulous food in the restaurant. I really liked the resort feel of this hotel despite being on the doorstep of the sights of Udaipur. All rooms are either lake facing or city facing at the hotel and thus have excellent views. For me though, I preferred the Herritage View Rooms - these have a view of the water and of the historical city buildings - and for me were preferable to looking at the familiar image of the Lake Palace.
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.
Location & directions
Udaipur, 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.
How to get there
Udaipur is the nearest airport and is served by internal flights from Delhi and Mumbai. 9-hour direct flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Udaipur. The palace is a 45-minutes drive from the airport, followed by a 5 minute boat ride from the shores of Lake Pichola.