Try to describe India in one word. The answers will probably be colorful, spiritual, or exotic. One word that is rarely associated with India is romance. Beautiful and secluded, Udaipur is the romantic side of India that you never thought existed.
In Udaipur, you’re never far from lakes, palaces, and luxury. The city is built around lakes where quiet moments, romantic boat rides, and extravagant hotels are in plenty. In the early 16th century, Udaipur became the capital of the Mewar Kingdom of Rajasthan and lavish palaces were built all around the city. These palaces have been well preserved and most have been converted to hotels, where travelers can live the ancient royal life with modern conveniences. Even James Bond spent time at the palaces of Udaipur. The character Octopussy was shown living at the Lake Palace, a dreamy abode that looks like it is floating in the middle of Pichola Lake. This used to be the royal summer palace for Maharana Jagat Singh in the 18th century and has now been converted into a heritage hotel. Even today, the rooms, fountains, and gardens within the hotel are fit for royalty. And the only way to get there is by a personal jetty service.
In Udaipur, everything is larger than life. Grand parties fill the city during wedding season, hotels have walls made of marbles and precious stones, and royal butlers look after every visitor’s tiny need.
Visit Udaipur to give a rest to the explorer’s hat, to forget about history and facts, and to skip the crowded bazaars. This is where you come to rejuvenate, just like the royals did!