Soaked in Rajasthan’s regal exuberance, the Leela Palace Udaipur and its grand ESPA spa are fit for a decadent escape from mundane routine. Reminiscent of the royalty of bygone era, it is the country’s first luxury tented spa. Sprawling over 35,000 sq ft of lush landscaped gardens and revitalising pools, the spa is designed by the internationally acclaimed architect, Bill Bensley, along with interior team by Jeffrey Wilkes of LTW Design Works.
The tents come resplendent with Makrana marble and timber (hard wood), as well as celebrated local artisanal forms of Thekri (the use of intricately chiselled mirrors on plaster) and Tarkashi (fine inlay work of burnished brass or gold on wood), which infuse furniture, walls and panels. The spa is divided into two sections: the Lake Spa with views of Lake Pichola and the Haveli Spa, set in a historic building with chequered marble floors and latticed windows. www.theleela.com