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Special Places to Stay in Udaipur
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Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel ($)
A delightful 17th century haveli right on the banks of the Lake Pichola,The Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel has to be entered via a narrow alley off the city's bazaar.
Ram Pratap Palace ($)
The Ram Pratap Palace hotel overlooks the Fateh Sagar lake, just north of Udaipur's main attractions.
Mahendra Prakash ($)
Mahendra Prakash is a haveli-style hotel, in a quiet location on a shaded avenue near the Rose Garden, with the main city sights still in close proximity. It is a wonderful oasis in the busy city of Udaipur.
Mewar Haveli ($)
Mewar Haveli is located directly on Lake Pichola, and the rooftop restaurant provides amazing views of the lake and all its surroundings.
Amet Haveli ($)
Amet Haveli is a lovely haveli right on the shore of Lake Pichola, in the heart of the romantic city of Udaipur.
Udai Kothi ($$)
An excellent hotel in a fantastic location, with enthusiastic owners who have a great eye for detail and personalised service, Udai Kothi has its own style and character. Each of the air-conditioned rooms are decorated with carefully selected furniture, soft furnishings and decor.
Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel ($$$)
Among the heritage hotels, the highest category is Grand Heritage - denoting an especially opulent palace. Fateh Prakash is jutifiably rated in this category.
Fateh Garh ($$$)
Located just outside Udaipur, on a hill with 360 degree views, Fateh Garh is a newly built palace hotel.
Lake Palace Hotel ($$$$)
The most romantic palace in the world. Set on an island in Lake Pichola, the dazzling white building can only be reached by boat from a jetty below the City Palace.
The Oberoi Udaivilas ($$$$)
If you are going to visit Udaipur, and really want to indulge, stay at The Oberoi Udaivilas.
Things to see and do in Udaipur
The City Palace Complex
Udaipur was built by the Mewar ruler Udai Singh to replace his old capital of Chittaurgarh after it was conquered by the Mughals in 1568. The royal family still occupies a section of the immense City Palace complex which also houses a Museum and the Shiv Niwas and Fateh Prakash hotels. From here you have fabulous views over Lake Pichola and the famous Lake Palace Hotel on Jag Niwas Island.
The Udaipur area is famous for its miniature paintings and during a walk through the bazaar, you will see many artists' studios and shops. Udaipur was also an important centre for other arts like pottery, sculpture etc. The Shilpagram is an arts and crafts complex a short drive away from the town and is well worth a visit.
Sunset Boat-trip on Lake Pichola
A sunset trip on the Lake is a beautiful way of admiring the multitude of white palaces you can see at Udaipur. The lakeside is always full of life; with evening prayers going on in the many temples, people washing laundry, vehicles crossing the narrow bridges. With the sunset, the lake changes colours rapidly, going from a deep blue to red-gold. As darkness descends, a million lights go up around the lake. The entire city palace complex is floodlit, turning it a deep golden colour.
Saheliyon Ki Baari (Gardens of the maids of honour)
This is a beautifully laid garden complex. The gardens have rows of fountains, lush lawns, delicate pavilions carved in marble, and lotus pools.