Nestlen in the Aravali Hills, the 18th century Devi Garh Palace in the village of Delwara, forms one of the three main passes into the valley of Udaipur.
Devi Garh, is ready for visitors after years of restoration and rebuilding. The Fort Palace was conceived as a place where the past meets the future. This all suite luxury hotel comprising of 39 suites with an emphasis on design and detail, using local marbles and semi-precious stones. The contemporary design showcased within this spectacular heritage property, complemented by personalised and intimate service, creates a new image of India for 21st century.
Devi Garh Suite
The Devi Garh and Palace Suites, which together form The Devi Garh Complex, share a common black marble swimming pool. The two bedrooms are available together or individually. The larger, Devi Garh Suite has its own private sun deck and Jacuzzi.
The concept behind the design philosophy of the Devi Garh Suite Complex is that of ‘Shiv'' and ‘Shakti'' - the respective male and female energies, embodied in Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction in conjunction with Shakti, his consort, who personifies the divine power of femininity.
An integral part of the concept is the image of the bull Nandi, the ‘vahana'' (vehicle) of Shiv and a devotee of the God.
Presidential/Devi Garh Suite: 1200 sqft - 1 Decor in gold and rich shades, with theme of Shakti and Shiva Private Jacuzzi, semi private black pool, private lounging space Private dining by the pool 32" Plasma TV, wireless internet access, butler on request, Minibar/Fridge, Tea coffee Fresh Fruit Platter, molded chocolate plate, complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, TCMF
The Aravali Suites are the most spacious, bright and tastefully designed suites at Devi Garh. They offer complete privacy and have a spectacular view of the Aravali hills, which can be enjoyed from balconies or large bay windows.
One of the Aravali Suites is a duplex spread over two levels; a loft-like space accommodates the bedroom and bathroom above, while the lower houses the dining and sitting areas.
The design of this particular suite is based on the traditional Indian motif - often considered the most beautiful in Indian art - that of the lotus, or kamal. Its likeness is repeated in the paintings in the room, as well as in the floor patterns throughout the suite. Furthermore, the suite overlooks the spectacular black marble ‘kamal'' court, a courtyard that again reflects the image of a lotus in bloom.
Aravali Suites: 720 sqft, 5such Decor: white marble and semi precious stones Balconies with view of the Aravali ranges, Alcoves for Lounging and in room dining Shaving Mirror, seperate ladies and gents bathroom amenities, Minibar/Fridge, Tea coffee 32" Plasma TV, wireless internet access, tea-coffee facility, Nut bowls Bath amenities from Forest Essentials
The Palace Suites are each individually designed gems - literally, for the décor of each utilises semi-precious stones in inlays. Pristine white marble forms an effective base to offset the rich and elegant colors of Rajasthan, with local artisnal skills used in a modern manner. In every case, the patterns of the furniture are reflected and replicated in the white terrazzo forming the floor.
All the palace suites have either balconies or bay windows, which overlook the lush green fields and the mountains surrounding Devi Garh. Each suite is accessible through traditional ‘aangans'' (courtyards) transformed with contemporary design.
In every suite, the specially selected upholstery and furniture exhibit a view towards a refined beauty and functionality. Marble combined with semi-precious stones, such as malachite, mother of pearl, jasper and lapis lazuli, lend an aura of luxury and quiet elegance to the rooms.
Palace Suites: 650 sqft, 16such Decor: white marble and semi precious stones View of Village and partial view of the Aravali hills, Shaving Mirror, seperate ladies and gents bathroom amenities, Minibar/Fridge, Tea coffee 29" TV, wireless internet access, tea-coffee facility, Bath amenities from Forest Essentials
The Garden Suites at Devi Garh each have their own private lobby, garden and tented terrace, and overlook a vivid rectangular field of flowers.
In each of the suites, the décor (based on local green marble) bring the serenity and beauty of the garden inside. A carved marble tree of life surmounts the headboard of the bed, emphasizing the illusion of a lush garden within the room.
Garden Suites: 490 sqft, 17such Decor: marble trees on head board wall, wide view of garden and village Semi covered sit out area Shaving Mirror, seperate ladies and gents bathroom amenities, Minibar/Fridge, Tea coffee 29" TV, wireless internet access, tea-coffee facility, Bath amenities from Forest Essentials
Landscape & Courtyards
One of the most outstanding features of Devi Garh is its landscape design done in a modern and contemporary manner. Using traditional materials and motifs, contemporary designs have been created which embody the confluence between the old and the new. The raw materials used are all local, with white marble utilised extensively throughout the palace. The two 12 feet high standing blocks of uncut white marble at the entrance are symbolic representations of the stone in its purest form.
Devi Garh, much like any traditional dwelling, revolves around courtyards; five to be precise. Each courtyard blends classical and modern design to achieve a fusion, which is peaceful yet intriguing. The Kamal Court, is an interesting interpretation of the traditional lotus motif as a black marble water maze.Hotel Recreation
Guests at Devi Garh can avail of an extensive range of activities, including:
SPA WELLNESS THERAPIES AND MASSAGES
A variety of treatments are available through our in-house therapists from Kerala.
Open from 0700 hrs to 1900 hrs, the health club at Devi Garh is located at the pool complex and consists of a gymnasium, treadmill, steam and sauna facilities for men and women, as well as an open-air Jacuzzi.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Mats are available for use in the gymnasium and classes can be booked with prior notice. Classes can be held at different outdoor locations, weather permitting.
The beauty parlor is located on the pool complex level and offers a range of treatments. It is open from 0730 hrs to 1930 hrs.
The swimming pool is located at the reception level and is heated during the winter season. It is open for use from 0730 hrs to 1900 hrs
Away from the city; the scenic beauty of this area - best enjoyed at leisure - recommends itself to a lazy bicycle ride to those who like to spend their time with nature. Bicycles and safety equipment is available from Reception
CAMEL SAFARI''S AND HORSE RIDING
The charm of Rajasthan is best experienced first hand on a camel or horse safari through the village and into the Aravali hills. The camel safari and horse rides can be arranged a day prior upon request with Reception.
The Aravali hills are some of the oldest in the Indian peninsula and trekking through them are an unforgettable experience. A famous temple known locally as the Rashtrasena Mata temple at an elevation of 500 ft feet can be covered in two hours. Once at the summit the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys make this trek well worth the effort.
Soar high in the sky with the kites and enjoy this traditional Indian sport from our roof terrace. Kites are available at Reception.
Situated next to the Durbar hall, and overlooking the beautiful Kamal (lotus) courtyard is the poolroom.
Situated on the green lawns at the entrance to the palace this can be an interesting means of entertainment without much exertion. Equipment is available through Reception.
Curiosity of the unknown is brought to light through our astrologer. His craft is based upon reading an individual''s astrological chart, which can be prepared by him with a days'' advance notice.
A wide range of indoor entertainment will keep one happily occupied in the comfort of the room. Various games like Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, and Pictionary are available in the library.
Our library offers a range of Books, CD''s, DVD''s, and games. We have a special section for children aimed at keeping them occupied.
Situated on the path next to the driveway, our shop offers an array of traditional and contemporary handicrafts along with a whole range of textiles and apparels.