Kankarwa Haveli Udaipur, India

“In the same family for over 180 years this lovely, understated heritage hotel is slap bang in the centre of Lal Ghat: walking distance from the City Palace and other sights. Colourful rooms, some with private balconies, provide spectacular views of the Lake Palace. A charming stay. ”

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“The urban home of the Kankarwas, a well-respected Rajput family, was built in 1820 and renovated in 1993. Ideally located in Udaipur’s Lal Ghat area, right beside Lake Pichola, this is a welcoming and tranquil place to stay. Light pours into an open central courtyard decorated with leafy potted plants, and there’s a cosy library at one end with mountains of magazines and a phone that looks like it might have been the first ever invented. This is a quiet place to curl up with a book, accompanied by the family Alsatian, Bambi, who looks frightening but is an absolute softy. There’s also a rooftop restaurant, which serves simple but tasty ‘family-style’ veg thali but no alcohol. The chocolate pancake, omelette and South Indian filtered coffee at breakfast are first-rate. The 16 guest rooms are simple and whitewashed, with splashes of colour in the form of bedspreads, paintings, tiny moon- and sun-shaped stained-glass windows and vibrant lanterns, cushions and rugs. Most have lake views from huge window-seats, so you can watch the sun set over the shimmering waters and the Lake Palace from your room. There are no televisions, and wi-fi only works on the ground floor, but who needs technology in Udaipur?”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

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Facilities

Towelling robes
Communal Dining
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Airport transfer
Outdoor dining
Sit-out Terrace
Business Centre
Restaurant
Home cooked traditional Rajasthani cuisine
Child friendly
Sitting Room
Suites
Wifi

Activities

Learning
Traditional folk dance and music
Local markets
Chetak Circle is perfect for picking up handicrafts and gifts
Sights nearby
Jagdish Temple, Lake Udaipur, City Palace

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Rates from $49 per night

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Activities

Learning
Traditional folk dance and music
Local markets
Chetak Circle is perfect for picking up handicrafts and gifts
Sights nearby
Jagdish Temple, Lake Udaipur, City Palace

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Townhouse
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Sit-out Terrace
Full of character
Owner managed
Views
Of Lake Pichola.
Restaurant
Home cooked traditional Rajasthani cuisine
Historic
Child friendly
Traditional
Charming
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