On Lake Pichola, with sublime views of the Lake Palace, City Palace Complex, and ghats, this is one of India's most luxurious (and expensive) hotels—a contemporary palace in its own right, set in 30 acres, reflecting the beauty of Mewar artistry. If the hotel organizes your pick up you will arrive by boat. For the ultimate experience, take a suite with butler service and a semiprivate infinity pool, and watch deer approach the edge of the hotel's private wildlife reserve.
Traditionally dressed staff reflect old-world courtesy and display acute attention to detail, and the restaurants serve delicious continental and Indian food–the laal maas (marinated, spiced mutton) is a winner.
Hotel Award Winner | 2011
Haridasji ki Magri, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India
94-243–3300; 800-562–3764-reservations from U.S. and Canada