Best of the Best 2018 - 123
THE OBEROI UDAIVILĀS
U DA IPU R , IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D On Lake Pichola
The Oberoi Udaivila-s is spread over 50 acres on the banks of Lake Pichola, on the 200-yearold hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar. The resort offers unique experiences that include private lakeside dining, traditional boat rides, private cooking sessions and fun activities
for children. The indoor and alfresco restaurants have lake and garden views, and serve fine
international and Indian cuisine, while the spa offers signature Oberoi treatments. Opt for a
suite with a private pool, or choose a premier room with access to a unique 240-foot-long
semi-private pool and bathe beside uninterrupted lake views.
A DV I S O R T I P
Fruit basket and lunch for two (excluding
alcohol, tax and gratuity), once per stay.
Arrange to be greeted with live music,
dancers and camel rides. It's a wonderful way
to begin your stay in the City of Lakes.
Distance from Udaipur Airport (UDR): 45 minutes
TAJ LAKE PALACE
U DA IPU R , IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Middle of Lake Pichola
Rising like a mirage from Lake Pichola, the white-marble-and-mosaic Taj Lake Palace beckons
to travelers. The palace itself dates back to 1746, when it was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II.
Today, guests are treated like royalty by an entourage of palace butlers who ensure that every
creature comfort is provided. The Jiva Spa draws rich idioms from millennia-old Indian wellness and healing therapies, resulting in a menu of aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and
wraps that are sure to rejuvenate even the weariest body. From mid-October to mid-April, dine
at the rooftop, open-air Bhairo restaurant for contemporary European cuisine.
Royal Rajasthani thali meal at Jharokha or
Neel Kamal for two (excluding alcohol, tax
and gratuity), once per stay.
Arrange the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a
dinner cruise with cocktails aboard Gangaur
- The Royal Historic Boat.
Distance from Udaipur Airport (UDR): 16 miles/26 km
Size: 83 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen
ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS
U TTA R A KHA N D, IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Foothills of Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas is a peaceful oasis tailored for spa enthusiasts. The highly-acclaimed
destination spa is located on the 100-acre palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal and
offers luxurious rooms and private villas with magnificent views. The 24,000-square-foot spa
features more than 80 body and beauty treatments, including traditional ayurveda, yoga,
meditation and contemporary international spa experiences. Ananda is best known for its signature wellness programs, like Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Detox and Weight Management. The
active can enjoy golf, rafting, trekking, wildlife safaris, temple tours and more.
Transfer to Rishikesh for an evening Ganga
Aarti (prayer ceremony); and, when staying
three nights or more, 55-minute massage for
two, once per stay.
The resort can arrange some amazing
experiences, such as a personal yoga session
in the foothills of the Himalayas or private
dining in a majestic pavilion.
Distance from Dehradun Airport (DED): 45 minutes
Size: 78 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 87 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated