The Leela Palace in Udaipur is done up in classically extravagant style — true to both the region’s royal heritage as well as Leela Hotels’ own fondness for the grandiose. It’s situated on the banks of Lake Pichola (where else?), with all rooms, suites and the pool overlooking the lake. Visitors can choose to arrive in a pretty boat from a private jetty or in a luxury car. The accommodation features all modcons and, naturally, there’s also a well-equipped gym, lounges, restaurants, butler service, heated pool, jacuzzi and so on. Is it even grander, even more luxurious, than the Oberoi’s Udaivilas or Taj’s Lake Palace, both hard acts to follow? Go find out for yourself.
Where: 45min from Udaipur airport
Tariff: from Rs 20,000 (approx)