One of India’s top tourist destinations and the former capital of the Mewar Dynasty, Udaipur is nestled on the Banas River. Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes. It is the district with the maximum forest cover of Rajasthan and boasts of stunning scenery and rich cultural history, which can best be found in the many heritage resorts of the city. Here we take a look at some of the heritage resorts in Udaipur that you can visit during these winters.
1. Aaram Baagh
Sitting in the lap of the Aravalli Hills, about 30 kilometers from the heart of the city, Aaram Baagh by Pachaar Group Hotels is a work of art straight out of the royal heritage of Rajasthan. Surrounded by rolling hills on all sides, it has five massive gardens, namely Amla Garden, Palm Garden, Mango Garden, Children’s Garden and Garden with Swimming Pool, all providing a fascinating backdrop for great photos and a natural waterfall along the nature trail. This luxury resort is centrally air conditioned, has banquet facilities and is equipped with all modern amenities.
Each room has free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, with cozy lounge bar and the Garden restaurant offering a wide range of cuisine and drinks. The resort also has a pool and oh, a natural waterfall, in case you missed it the first time around! They also have another Aaram Mahal hotel, right in front of Udaipur City Palace, which you can also visit while sightseeing.
2. Amet Haveli
Amet Haveli is a 250 year old heritage property that offers all modern conveniences while preserving the ambiance of the past. Located near the famous Bagore ki Haveli, the hotel has 20 rooms with Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. A swimming pool, restaurant and bar are other facilities at Amet Haveli. Several major attractions of Udaipur are within walking distance from here.
3. Rajmahal Bhindar
Located 60 km from Udaipur, the construction of Rajmahal-Bhinder was done by the younger brother of Maharana Pratap, named Maharaj Shakti Singh in 1578 AD. Having stunning Mewar architecture, this 16th century palace offers all the required amenities as well as some outdoor activities like jeep safaris, biking, horseback riding and more.
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4. Jagat Niwas
Located in the heart of Udaipur, Jagat Niwas Palace is a 17th century haveli. Built on the shores of Lake Pichola, Jagat Niwas offers stunning views to its guests. The hotel has a private jetty and boat service is provided during check-in and check-out. All rooms have air conditioners and free Wi-Fi. Other facilities include restaurants, bar, gym, swimming pool and indoor games.
5. Shikarbadi Hotel Udaipur
Located 4.5 km from Udaipur Train Station, Hotel Shikarbadi offers facilities such as a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Originally a royal hunting lodge, the hotel, located in the woods, offers a breathtaking view of a lake and several animals that regularly visit the lake.
6. Udai Bagh Udaipur
Located in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills, Udai Bagh has 61 rooms equipped with all modern amenities such as TV, Wi-Fi, coffee / tea maker and air conditioning. The expansive garden, swimming pool and plenty of vintage Rajasthani ambiences in the hotel rooms and restaurants make Udai Bagh a sought-after retreat.
7. Karni Fort Bambora
Karni Fort, Bambora is a fort transformed into a seaside resort which has retained its princely atmosphere while offering modern amenities. Experience Rajput hospitality in each of the rooms which have heirloom furnishings and a regal aura. Oftenly used by wedding planners, the hotel has 25 rooms, eight suites and 17 deluxe rooms with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Each room offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape.
8. Hotel Fatehgarh Udaipur
Built on a hill, the hotel reflects the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and offers stunning views of Lake Pichola and the surrounding hills. The hotel’s pool is listed as one of the six sexiest pools in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. You will also be able to see and take a ride on some vintage cars on display.