You're met at the airport by a car and driver, guided onto a private boat, then ferried across Lake Pichola--past Udaipur's domed lakefront palaces--into the gardens and fountains of the Udaivilas estate.
From your window, Udaipur, the city of lakes, carved into the desert landscape by Mewari royals in the 16th century, sparkles in the sun. When sensory overload subsides, wind your way through sprawling courtyards to a traditional Kashmiri gondola, where champagne and canapes for two await.
Designed as a traditional Rajasthani palace, the new luxury resort, Udaivila's, is located on 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking Lake Pichola. Decorative fountains, reflections pools and pavilions create an atmosphere of tranquility. Spacious guest rooms, many with uninterrupted views of the lake and the city palace, are elegantly appointed. The Deluxe Suites and the Kohjnoor Suite feature private swimming pools.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts
Culture, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding
Udaipur-Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR)
15 miles/24 km
November through April