Who can pass up regal accommodations at cut-rate prices, particularly when its rooftop is one of the liveliest places in town? From the rooftop and its pool you get spectacular views of the Udaipur skyline—the hotel is across Lake Pichola from the City Palace, although most of the rooms lack views. Every room in this towering boutique hotel, re-created to look "heritage," is elegantly furnished and has a unique period theme, with antique furniture and art that relate
to specific regions and people in Mewar history—evidence of personal involvement of the Rajput owners. There's also a center courtyard garden to while away time, and a good restaurant serving well-priced Indian cuisine.