This glamorous hotel, located in Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, India, was built on the model of traditional Indian palace. Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi, Udaivilas stands on the 200 year old hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar. Spread over a luxurious fifty acres, which includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary with deer and wild boar, The Oberoi Udaivilas affords spectacular views across the verdant gardens and sparkling Lake Pichola.
The hotel’s intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors reflects the layout of Udaipur itself – whose seven lakes are linked by canals. These domes and walkways are flooded with sunlight, caressed by balmy breezes and offer magnificent views of the lake and gardens.
The decoration inside this hotel will leave you breathles. The most luxury accommodation awaits you in Royal Kohinoor Suites. Accessed through a sunlit outer courtyard and chandelier lit inner courtyard, the Kohinoor Suite includes a luxurious master bedroom and twin bedroom (both ensuite), a spectacular dining room, a living room, a powder room, a private pool and al fresco poolside dining, all spread over a vast 2650 square feet (246 square metres).
This suite features Mewar style, gold domed ceilings, elaborate mirror mosaics and hand carved, marble privacy screens. It is equipped with three LED televisions, five telephones, an iPod dock and espresso machine. The bathroom features a standalone bathtub and a separate shower. Frangipani trees, miniature wall paintings, recessed sofa seating and sun loungers frame the 70 feet (21 meters) outdoor private pool. Accessible from the living room, master or twin bedroom, it includes a private dining space with views across Lake Pichola. The water is temperature controlled in the winter.
There are two gourmet restaurants serving both international cuisine and ethnicity. Each dish served here is worthy of the table maharajah, the chefs are graduates of the Royal School of Chefs, which prepares students to work at the royal court.
Wellness and fitness: luxurious Spa belonging to the network of Banyan Tree, with its own swimming pool, a wide range of treatments and a well trained staff, an oasis of calm and relaxation. A SPA is located in the comfort of the palace and great views of the tranquil lake.
In addition to the exclusive treatments guests can enjoy a well-equipped fitness room, where under the guidance of instructors may include a series of exercises. The hotel also provides the opportunity to participate in yoga lessons conducted by a master.