L-ATITUDE?s own Devina Bhandari is your guide to Udaipur, a bustling Indian metropolis that has all the hallmarks of a major city?but also has a serene side. Check out her favorite hot spots below!
9:30 AM: Arrive at the Taj Lake Palace, an enchanting hotel with stunning views of the Aravalli Mountain range and the city?s renowned architecture. Blink, and you?ll think it?s a mirage; this real-world palace is situated in the middle of a lake! The burgundy-themed rooms and luxe velvet couches only enhance your own personal fairytale.
P.O. Box 5, Lake Pichola, Udaipur - 313001
1:00 PM: Explore the royal history of Udaipur at the Vintage & Classic Car Collection at the Garden Hotel. A city landmark since its creation in 2000, the collection is composed solely of cars from the House of Mewar, the world?s oldest dynasty (since 734 AD!). Set on the picturesque gardens of the Garden Hotel, you can sample Rajasthani cuisine at the hotel?s restaurant after your tour of the exhibit. Guys will enjoy the collection?s macho aesthetic, while you can soak up the exhibit?s gorgeous grounds.
Garden Hotel, Udaipur, Opposite Sajjan Niwas Garden, Gulab Bagh Road, Udaipur 313001
3:30 PM: Browse the wares at Andraab, a luxury label beloved for its super-soft pashmina stoles, shawls, and scarves. Embroidered with floral or paisley motifs, their pieces instantly amp up any look.
170A New Fatehpura, near St. Mary's School, Udaipur 313001
Next, check out Anokhi, another must-visit boutique; its handprinted sarongs are the definition of effortless style.
City Palace Building, Shopping Yard, Manak Chowk, Udaipur
6:00 PM: Unwind from your day in the city with a relaxing massage, facial, or body scrub at The Leela Palace. Set over the serene Lake Pichola, it?s a soothing escape from the buzzing activity of Udaipur.
Lake Pichola, P. O. Box No. 125, Udaipur 313001
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