Udaipur, India combines real beauty with a picturesque association of a great and glorious past. It stands on the banks of the wide, steel blue Lake Pichola. Marble palaces of pure white that glisten like fairy castles rise form the lake. Crowning the ridge in which the city clusters, along the shore of the lake is the palace of the Maharana. Possibly no city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur. It is replete with fantastic hill top fortresses and exotic fairy tale palaces.
The Small List
Lake Palace Hotel – A floating vision in marble, The Taj Lake Palace is the most romantic hotel in India and perhaps the world.
Unique Dining Experience
Karan Cuisine with the Bedla Family – A culinary delight from a family rich in heritage. The Karan family has had the distinction of serving Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy and the first prime minister of independent India. Indulge in an intimate and memorable experience with the Karans, the cuisine and the culture.
Places to See
City Palace – A conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanas, the palace manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design. The entrance is through Hathii Pol (elephant gate) along the main street of the old city, past the Jagdish Temple. The paintings, mosaics, and of course the architecturally brilliant facade make the visit a truly memorable experience.
Crystal Gallery – Located at the City Palace, the gallery has a rare collection of Osler’s crystal.
Sahelion Ki Bari – The Garden of the Maids of Honor was constructed for forty-eight young ladies in waiting who were sent to the royal house as a part of the lavish dowry. The sprawling flower lined parks hug the shores of the second major lake of Udaipur, Fateh Sagar.