Oberoi Udaivilas

Udaipur, India

Built of sandstone and marble in grand Mughul style, this dramatic new hotel on Lake Pichola offers a royal ambiance with graceful domes, intricate tile flooring, grand staircases, Rajasthani artifacts, cascading gardens, and views of Lake Pichola. The swimming pools and spa are beautiful, and the staff is courteous. The Udaivilas' bar is very welcoming—after a day of exploring the old city, stop in and relax with a cocktail and some fresh warm cashews.