I have been to Udaipur several times. Most of the times I have stayed in a five star hotel, away from the hurly burly city area of Udaipur. The Taj and Leela resorts were I stayed before, were indeed beautiful and luxurious. Except this time, when someone told me that if you are going to Udaipur, stay is such a way that you get the real local feel of heritage and culture of ancient Udaipur.
The experience that I had during my this trip was indeed mind blowing. In fact, I did spend not even half the amount as compared to my previous stays. But, I am not really fully satisfied by my 3 day stay at Lake Pichola Hotel, Udaipur. It was so amazing to stay there, that to fully satisfy myself, I have to go back again next season.
Lake Pichola Hotel is situated in the town area of Udaipur. To reach there, you have to pass through such narrow streets that, only a good driver can save the car without a scratch, before you reach the hotel. I was really planning to cancel my stay while my driver struggle to drive the SUV through the narrow by lanes of market area. I was really cursing my self and the person who suggested me to stay there, for being on the verge of the trip getting spoiled. Once, we reached the Hotel Lake Pichola, reception, things slowly seemed to settle. Probably it was the beautiful view of the lake that was soothing. But, the next three days gave me one of the most amazing experinces of my life.
I was told that the hotel was made out from an old Rich Nawab's house, keeping the grandeur intact. My room had a huge balcony onto the river. The balcony was of glass from top to bottom, and the arrangement was such that two person can sleep there. I slept one whole evening to night in the balcony having the scenic view of the lake pichola. The food was indeed wonderful and delicious. But, the surprise package was the fabulous restaurant on the terrace at night. It was indeed a pleasure of a life to sit on the rooftop and have my 5 course dinner as I could not take my eyes of the Grand Lake Pichola. Other facilities like Massage and Swimming pool were added advantages during the stay.
Indeed, if you wan't to live like a Nawab of Udaipur, don't forget to check into Lake Pichola Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LPH is a beautiful hotel on the banks of Pichola Lake. 85% of the rooms have have balconies hanging on the lake overlooking the majestic palaces and the walled city of Udaipur. It has a stunning roof top wid 360 degrees view and an elegant restaurant called Chandni. It has a palatial lobby with 8 Bohemian chandeliers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Pichola Udaipur
- Hotel Lake Pichola