India’s first Raffles property makes traditional look chic

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India’s first Raffles property has finally found its home at Udaipur’s Udai Sagar lake standing on a 21-acre private island in the middle of the serene lake. The hotel itself is an architectural marvel of 101 luxurious rooms, suites and signature suites

The exquisite location is a 20 minute drive from the airport, followed by a boat ride, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Rajasthani traditional look of the expansive property reflects that of a magnificent country estate, complete with beautiful ornamental gardens and panoramic views of the hills, lake and a 400-year-old temple.

Accommodation 

The resort’s architecture is interwoven with three different elements of western, mughal and Rajasthani heritage with each signature suit representing a complete luxury offering to help  make the guest look at Rajasthan in a fresher light while keeping the hospitality ethics intact.

The offer a collection of luxurious rooms, suites and signature suites with uninterrupted lake views, plus access to private gardens, terraces, plunge pools in some of the suites.The location boasts of its indo-western design aesthetic with classic murals, sculptures and  handcrafted furniture by local artisans complimenting the regal look of the resort.

The place aims to promote both emotional and physical well-being and the many facilities ensure a comfortable time for all guests. 

Food and Drinks 

With the recent appointment of acclaimed chef Prasad Metrani, Raffles Udaipur brings together a  spread of new and selective flavours. At Sawai Kitchen, the Indian speciality restaurant, guests can expect to dine on royal Indian recipes reinvented to suit the modern tastes. The ‘Harvest’ kitchen is set to offer a fresh take on the farm-to-table dining experience with produce directly procured from the region’s estate areas.

Raffles Patisserie, which offers freshly baked breads, classic French desserts, signature Raffles pastries and more; also absolutely mention-worthy is the iconic Long Bar, a perfect place to catch up or meet up over a sip of single malts and even local brews from across the city.  The Writers Bar is another, where well versed mixologists mix up bespoke cocktails alongside a menu of champagne & decadent caviar.

The resort also has provisions for intimate dinner arrangements overlooking the clear lake and under the starry sky at Belvedere Point. 

Raffles Udaipur can be summarised as a private oasis and haven for cultural travellers on a constant quest for peace or for the modern traveller looking to find the most picturesque, ravishing and Instagram worthy discovery. But all together, this location is sure to be an escape to many travellers and guests in upcoming years.

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