Culture & History
History buffs will fall in love with Udaipur. This ancient city is a treasure trove of historic gems, whose foundation stones were laid in 1557 AD by Maharana Udai Singh. The magnificent Aravalli Mountain range acted as a natural defence and the city remained protected from the fiercest warriors throughout history - including the Mughal armies. Visit amazing sites - including SajjanGarh, the Monsoon Palace of Udaipur royalty and the stunning City Palace Museum, portraying fascinating aristocratic history of Mewar - or head further afield over to the mountain pass of Haldighati, situated 40 kilometres from the city. This landmark witnessed the battle between MaharanaPratap and the Mughals in 1576.
Udaipur oozes with romantic charm and carries the title of 'the most romantic spot on the continent of India'. Walk Lake Pichola's shores hand-in-hand as the sun dips behind the beautiful Aravalli Mountains, before heading back to The Leela Udaipur for a scrumptious meal for two at Sheesh Mahal. Sit underneath the stars on the terrace, which offers magical views over the lake and the city. With the lights twinkling in the distance and your loved one by your side, this is an experience that's hard to rival.
The Spa by ESPA is a sumptuous place of relaxation and offers a range of facials, signature treatments and hot stone therapies, as well as ceremonies designed for couples. It is beautifully located in the courtyard gardens and enjoys views over Lake Pichola.