Rajasthan is perhaps the most royal and resplendent state in all of India, with its vast Thar Desert, ancient Aravali Hills, and abundance of forts, temples and palaces built for the Rajput Kings. Udaipur is brimming with royalty and romance, and its hills, lakes, palaces and culture attract visitors from around the country and the world.
Guests can now choose from an extensive menu of adventure and cultural excursions – some complimentary, some chargeable, and all designed exclusively for lebua – that showcase the landscape, heritage and unseen sides of Udaipur. We've highlighted several of our favorite excursions below.
Take a guided walk to the historical village of Delwara. The original name of the village was Devkulpathan Nagri or the Place Where God Studies. In ancient times there were more than 360 temples in the village, but most of them were distroyed during the Mughal invasion. However, their enthusiasm for our rich heritage prompted people to keep the legacy alive by restoring quite a few temples which are still in the best form, with intricate carvings on marble and stone. The village walk also gives you a chance to peep in to the life of the locals, where the traditions are still a part of daily life.
Full-day trek to Rashtrasen temple
The Aravali Hills are some of the oldest in India and trekking on them can be an unforgettable experience. A 2-hour trek can cover one of the famous temples known locally as the Rashtrasena Mata temple, which is a 500ft high. Once at the top, the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys make this trek well worth the effort.
Horse safaris and camel rides
Ride a camel or a horse, relax in a camel cart through traditional villages and experience the beauty scattered in and around Devi Garh. Watch the life of farmers working at their farms, cattle grazing in the fields, children playing cricket and the elders of the village gathered to share their hookahs and the gossip of the day. One can try traditional Indian chai in one of the shops in the village.
One may find it interesting to learn a dish or two from the chef's special menu like Palak Pakri Chat (a mouth-watering starter) or Devi Garh special Daal Nariyal Ka Shorba (coconut lentil soup). You can also have the option of picking fresh vegetables from the hotel's organic garden or farm-fresh vegetables from the village market and have a live cooking demo session with the chef with a recipe card to take home. Enjoy the meal once cooked.