Oberoi Udaivilas India
Encircled by the emerald Aravalli hills and centred on shimmering Lake Pichola, Udaipur is hands down the most romantic city in Rajasthan. It’s a labyrinth of turreted maharajas’ palaces, forts, whitewashed havelis and ghats busy with washers, bathers and preeners. Like any large Indian city, it can be frenetic, which makes a sojourn at Oberoi Udaivilas, one of the city’s grande dames, all the more delicious. Carved out of the palace and 20ha of hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar, the property is one of the finest jewels in the Oberoi crown. Seclusion and beauty abound in its ornate gardens of fountains and reflective pools and large, lavish guestrooms, many with pools, private terraces or courtyards. Consider it your haven for contemplation. The public spaces fold in a spa with its own yoga centre, a glittering pool and restaurants that meld Rajasthani, international, and pan-Indian influences.