Devi Garh is a beautiful heritage hotel, housed in an 18th century hilltop palace in the village of Delwara
It was the royal residence of the rulers of Delwara from the middle of the 18th century until the mid-20th century and has subsequently been painstakingly restored into a luxurious, sophisticated and impossibly romantic retreat.
With diverse terrain stretching from the Himalayan Mountains to the stunning Indian Ocean coastline, India is a spectacular country. To the north lies the historic state of Rajasthan, known as the ‘Land of Kings’ for good reason, and home to many palaces and forts. Rajasthan is lavish and majestic: stark desert, vast hill ranges and charming towns abound.
This enormous palace was constructed originally in 1742 but has undergone many additions (and even deconstruction) by the various owners since. In 1960 the place was abandoned and spent much of the next 30 years being looted for its believed treasure and in 1984 the current owners purchased it with the purpose of a full and sympathetic restoration program. On December 31st 1999, the resort had its grand opening and has never looked back, adding another 20 rooms and suites and then a spa, swimming pool and a Presidential Suite.
While the exterior of the palace is authentically renovated to its original state, the interiors are very contemporary but suit the property as well. Marble is heavily evident everywhere and the clean lines and white linens are a testament to the owners ethos that they are as much designers as hoteliers and providers of fine hospitality. The result is a beautiful blend of old and new and a place that exudes charm on every level.
This all-suite luxury resort assumes the look of ‘new’ India, with an emphasis on design and detail, using local marbles and semi-precious stones. The multi-cuisine restaurant offers both Indian and international meals and, in addition to a restaurant and the option of in-room dining in the privacy of your own suite, the hotel specialises in setting up unique venues for exclusive private dining. These range from intimate spaces under the stars with candles flickering in the mirrored walls, to dramatic views of the hilltops lit by the moon. Jal Tarang and flute recital music gently playing in the background makes this an unforgettable experience.
The most impressive accommodation of all is the Devi Garh suite. At over 14,000sqft in size, the principal suite of the hotel is sumptuously decorated and has its own private black marble pool, sun deck, Jacuzzi and dining area. It offers breathtaking views of the Aravali Hills and is equipped with a pillow menu, air conditioning, TV/DVD and WiFi.
Devi Garh is the perfect place to explore Udaipur from, giving you a country retreat to retire to after a day’s sightseeing. It’s also well located to be part of a tour of Rajasthan, combined with many of our other forts, palaces and characterful hotels. Local excursions include: camel riding, elephant riding, trekking, cycling, kite flying, village walks and jeep safaris.
Map and travel information
Fly directly to Udaipur from the UK.
A transfer from Udaipur airport to Devi Garh takes around 30 minutes by private car.
Speak to our team:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm
1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH