Jagmandir Palace Hotel : A Luxury oasis in Udaipur

Udaipur is a quaint city that can make you fall in love with it the moment you visit. Amidst the lake Pachola, lies the luxury oasis that takes you to the royal lifestyle of Mewar.

Every element is etched with historical stories that echo the grandeur celebration of the bygone era. The all-day café, dining, bar and spa are all built keeping in mind the luxury elements whilst keeping the heritage alive.

A Grand Heritage Palace of the HRH Group of Hotels, Jagmandir Palace Hotel is a historic 17th century palace redeveloped as a complete destination.

The service is top notch and the decor matches exquisitely well with the heritage. The blue tones added on the ceiling match well with the white background.

At present, this paradise plays hosts to several weddings owing to its exclusive ‘regal experiences’ it offers.

The palace is synonymous with a defining episode of history when the Mughal Prince Khurram sought refuge here in 1623, who further inspired the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, to build the Taj Mahal in Agra.

I was highly impressed with the Darikhana Restaurant, Picholi Bar and all-day café that overlooks the  Lake Pichola and the City Palace. Jagriti, a heritage museum walks you through how the Jagmandir Island Palace was built.

I was invited to review the spa at Jagmandir Palace and I have to admit this was the finest spa experience of my lifetime.

First impressions 

The spa at  Jagmandir Palace was once the special place where the maharanis (queens) used to have their recreation.

The garden area has marble statues of huge elephants at the entrance and looks spectacular.

As I walked towards the garden, I could feel a majestic vibe. Upon entering the lobby of the spa, the spacious lobby exudes a sense of calmness and serenity.

In homage to the history of the local it is situated in, the spa is surrounded by references to Mewar heritage and culture. The spa is a joyous area of utter relaxation accentuated by the dim lighting and luxurious setting of exotic textures and materials such as pearl granite. Switching into the robes and sinking my feet into their soft slippers, I waited for my therapist. Their coconut scrub is a highly recommended therapy.

Once comfortable in the treatment room lying on the spa’s meditative-inducing bed, I advised my masseuse that my shoulders tend to be the key victims of my busy lifestyle. This was followed by the Potli Massage, which can whisk away your aches and pain in a matter of 30 minutes.

It is a combination of hot compression “Ayurveda Herbal Compression” (called potli) followed by a luxurious body massage.

This spa is highly recommended if you are looking for a touch of luxury. The service is warm and friendly, and I emerged refreshed, recharged and ready to witness the beauty of the Jagmandir Palace.

The palace is a must visit if you love heritage and luxury.

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