The Oberoi Udaivilas, an emperor’s palace by the Lakes of Rajasthan
In the west of India, the land becomes dry, but in the province of Rajasthan, there are mountain in the southern part of the region that catch the cooler moisture that rolls in during the monsoon season. In these hills and valleys, the rain is deeply stored and the forests flourish. There are two lakes that have made up their beds in a lowland here, Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake, and these cooling waters have seen the old town of Udaipur grow up along their shores, on a piece of land that runs between them. Along the shores of Lake Pichola, the beautiful and serene white marble domes of the Oberoi Udaivillas luxury resort stand on a great estate, where the trees wave in the mountain breezes, and where the Maharajaf of Mewar once hunted game on the shoreline.
Today, the forests of the grand estate still serve as home to deer and boar, and the guests of the Udaivilas stroll along the lakeside, enjoying the perfect calmness and peaceful views of the lake. The grounds of the hotel are a complex set of facilities, and they include reflecting pools, landscaped gardens, long galleries of arched halls, pavilions that are perfect for picnicking, and docks ready to welcome you to boat tours of the large lake. On the lavish grounds of the Oberoi Udaivilas, a pair of strikingly attractive swimming pools, one about 27 meters in length and decorated in bold checkerboard pattern, stands ready to cool off the guests. Energetic visitors can also enjoy the volleyball court, the putting green and the croquet lawn situated on the shoreline, and perfect for enjoying the view as you crack your mallets.
An Opulent Estate by the Waters of Pichola
The Oberoi Udavilas provides 87 rooms to its guests, and the various suites and villas are scattered around several extensive buildings on the estate. The guestrooms are categorized as Premier Suites, Premier Suites with Pool View, Premier Suites with Semi Private Pool, Luxury Suites with Private Pool, and the truly opulent Kohinoor Suite represents the penthouse option. Every room is lavishly appointed and decorated in colours of white, cream and beige, and the design and accents of the décor is heavily influenced by the styles of the Mughal rulers of Mewar. You can also enjoy a visit to the Oberoi Spa at Udaivilas, an extensive facility with luxurious treatment rooms that offers outstanding Ayurveda therapies, chakra balancing, yoga sessions, and traditional Western services. The Spa can provide beauty treatments and massages to individuals and couples, and facility also allows all guest to visit the fitness room and the spa’s own pool, about 26 meters long.
Touring the Hills of Rajasthan
During your stay at the Oberoi Udaivilas, you can enjoy excellent Indian cuisine at each of the hotel’s three restaurants. The estate’s Bar offers outstanding lake views, and the Suryamahal specializes in lighter daytime al fresco dining on its beautiful pavilions. The Chandri and Udaimahal offer fine dining and evening entrees, each with the option of al fresco or indoor service, and each focused on various aspects of Indian cuisines. The Oberoi Udaivilas will also be happy to arrange bespoke tours of Lake Pichola, as well as the town of Udaipur and the attractions of the region. The Sajjan Garh is an exceptionally picturesque palace built on a hilltop overlooking the entire city, and in the heights to the west, the Hill Forest is filled with wonderful and lush wildlife, and your concierge will be glad to arrange day trips and tours of these locales. The Oberoi Udaivilas is an amazing palace in a beautiful place, and you can expect an inspiring and luxurious experience during your visit here, a visit that will linger in your memories forever.