The Best Hotels in India 2008
The property: A truly palatial hotel, whose 87 rooms and suites occupy a 30-acre compound of soaring sandstone turrets and domes, marble arches, vast tiled pools, and painstakingly manicured gardens.
The location: Set right on the banks of sparkling Lake Pichola, the hotel overlooks both the Aravalli Mountains and the latticed towers of Udaipur's most beautiful historic landmark, the 16th-century City Palace.
Rooms to Book: Premier Lake View rooms have private patios, which lead to semiprivate swimming pools surrounded by cascading bougainvillea.
Don't Miss: A private dinner for two on the lake (literally, on a floating pontoon lit by flickering lanterns).
More information: Oberoi Udaivilas
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