Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Set in a converted 18th-century mansion overlooking Lake Pichola, this genteel, family-run hotel is an 8-minute walk from the 16th-century City Palace and 3 km from Fateh Sagar Lake. Elegant, individually decorated rooms with scalloped doorways, colourful accents and glass chandeliers feature partial lake views. Upgraded quarters have full lake views. Suites add sitting areas. There are no TVs or telephones.