Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur, Rajasthan

Udai Bilas Palace

Built over 125 years ago by a Maharajah with an impeccable taste for art and culture, it was enlarged in the mid 20th century and, apart from its modern infinity pool, it remains steeped in 1940s design splendour. Murals and frescoes adorn its walls; sculptured stone pillars and marble arches steal the eye. Inside, there are mirrored floors, sweeping staircases, African hunting trophies, collectible teak furnishings and four-poster beds; outside are extensive gardens with views of the lake – a habitat for over 120 species of bird. The rooms are enormous, but it’s the magical setting that really blows you away. This luxurious timewarp is easy to get to, and a couple of hours from Udaipur for day trips, yet remains off the well-worn trail. A perfect retreat from the 21st century and a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Rajasthan.

Dungarpur the “City of Hills” was founded in the 13th century. Dungarpur is full of surprises and promises to be a memorable experience in your journey across India. Udai Bilas Palace in Durgarpur, is actually an extension of colonial charm of princely India. Overlooking the Gaib Sagar Lake, Udai Bilas Palace is settled in the idyllic splendor that evokes the vintage flavor of yesteryears.

The magnificent property is nestled amidst the blue waters of Gaibsagar lake . Udai Bilas Palace is the incarnation of the old world charm of princely India. It offers a scenic location away from the hustle bustle of urban life.
This is an ideal paradise and romantic ambiance for a perfect honeymoon. Exquisite Rajput architecture, miniature paintings and stone carvings will certainly delight the avid culture travellers.
Taking back to history, the history of Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur, Rajasthan dates from the mid-19th century, when Maharawal Udai Singhji-II, a great patron of art and architecture, built a wing of the palace. Now the heritage property has been transformed into a luxury hotel and is opened to the guests

Best Season: October - February