Luxury, the Lakshmivilas Way
Curated with colonial luxuries, a destination wedding weekend in Lakshmivilas, Udaipur, is the perfect occasion to rekindle relaions and rejuvenate spirits.
An invite from my former student, Daksh Gaur, to his marriage in Udaipur, and that too with another former student, Aditi Khandelwal, in the luxurious Lalit Lakshmivilas Palace, convinced my resolve to attend it for reasons more than one. Both the partners are dear, the city is that of lakes, it will be my second visit only, a towering corporate personality from Africa I was told, shall also visit the upcoming IIM Udaipur, and, alongside, was this immense desire to witness a destination wedding with the legendary hospitality of Lakshmivilas. The heat and sun of mid-May could not desist the spirit in any way.
Built by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1911, this luxury heritage hotel, Lakshmivilas, now managed by the Lalit Group, sits on a hilltop with majestic architecture and decor that reflects the culture, charm and even grandeur of a bygone era, without being opulent or on your face. Adjacent to the magnificent Fateh Sagar Lake, nestled amidst the Aravalli ranges, the Palace offers breakthtaking views from every heritage suite. Twenty-six acres of lush green lawns and gardens compliment every destination wedding organised here. The century-old Palace indeed epitomises bespoke luxury.