The Oberoi Udaivilas

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

At a Glance

  • 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 center of Udaipur lack

  • Experience the award winning Oberoi service

  • Great views of the city and also the mountains

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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.

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Insider's View

My favorite time to visit Rajasthan is September; just as the rains end and the countryside is green and fertile.

Book a Lake View Premier Room with a semi private pool for stunning views and the indulgence of being able to step from your room directly into a swimming pool.

Ask for details of the hotels alfresco dining options. Sit right on the edge of the lake and enjoy a truly romantic meal.

Udaipur is renowned for miniature painting. Udaivilas organizes a trip to the Mewar School of Art which includes a brief talk followed by a painting class

Provided you are not arriving too late at night make sure you use the lake transfer which has you arriving into the resort by boat, something completely unique and incredibly memorable.

The hotel offers a number of wonderful private dining experiences, from intimate pagodas in the hotel gardens to private champagne cruises on the lake, perfect to celebrate a really special occasion.

Take a walk around the gardens here and enjoy the views across the lake. The grounds are extensive here so there’s plenty to see.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Oberoi Udaivilas or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

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 86 rooms and suites and a glorious lakeside setting in Rajasthan's most romantic city.

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 86 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!

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Accommodation

The Oberoi Udaivilas offers guests 82 rooms and suites. Suites feature spacious living rooms with fireplaces and dining areas, private pools, garden terraces and two bedrooms.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at The Oberoi Udaivilas. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

Facilities include the Oberoi spa offering a wide range of body treatments, holistic therapies and massages. Here you can also practise yoga and meditation. There are two stunning swimming pools, two restaurants serving both Indian and other cuisines from around the world, a fitness center, an in house boutique and a library offering guests a collection of DVDs and CDs.

Activities

The hotel offers complimentary use of the swimming pool and complimentary yoga classes. Spa treatments, cooking lessons, astrology sessions, village tours and camel and elephant riding are all charged at an additional charge. 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.

Reviews

5

Charlotte Winter (Staff)

Like other Oberoi properties, The Oberoi Udaivilas offers an outstanding stay with excellent service, great facilities and very grand bedrooms. The grounds are extensive here and great to walk around, especially as you take in the views across the lake.

4

Dominic Atterton (Staff)

I really enjoyed my stay at Udaivilas, there is a feeling of space and relaxation within the property and its location on the edge of the lake is perfect. It is close enough to the center of Udaipur for you to be in town within 10 minutes should you want to do a little shopping or sightseeing with either a quick tuk tuk or for added glamour a boat across the lake to their private jetty. Yet it is far enough from the center of town to feel utterly tranquil.

All the rooms are an excellent size, I would opt for one of Premier Rooms with direct access to the main pool or for more exclusivity the Superior Premiere Rooms all back onto a long shared pool with incredible views over the lake to the city palace. Perfect for a sunset swim.

The main restaurant Udaimahal has the ideal mix of local Rajasthani specialties (such as the pungent Laal Maas a deep red concoction of lamb and crushed chillies unlike any other curry I have tried before) alongside more contemporary Indian cooking and some western dishes too. The setting outside is perfect under the stars with those special lake views.

4

Jessica Cator (Staff)

The Oberoi have kept within the style of Udaipur and built their very own palace on the shores of Lake Pichola. It is the very essence of opulence and beauty, with oodles of space. Something that is really great about this hotel is the number of private dining options there are on the banks of the lake. You feel like you own the place.

5

Susie Reynolds (Staff)

The Oberoi is perfect for a luxurious and supremely comfortable stay in Udaipur. With majestic views across the lake, sumptuously appointed rooms and exquisite service, you cant go wrong. Spread over a comparatively vast acreage the resorts facilities top those of any other hotel in Udaipur and if that wasn't enough, it features its own wildlife sanctuary, giving one a glimpse into the areas natural past.

5

Daniel Smith (Staff)

Possibly my favorite Oberoi 'Vilas' property. It is located overlooking the lake, and I would always say go for a Premier Room with Semi Private Pool (the Lake View Rooms). What The Oberoi offers is space; the Lake Palace can feel a little bit enclosed at times, especially if you want to spend some R&R time in Udaipur. Whereas the Lake Palace doesn't offer much outdoor space, here you have plenty. Its also tucked away from the city, so you don't feel like it is on top of you, but close enough to experience it as much as you want. I always feel you could spend a week here quite easily.

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.

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Location & directions

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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 kilometers from the city center (Court Square).

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