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There is a different way of enjoying the City of Lakes with ITC’s luxury offering Mementos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur

Zeba Akhtar Ali | Published 03.12.23, 07:24 AM
1. An aerial view of Mementos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur.

1. An aerial view of Mementos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur.

Pictures: Mementos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur, and the author

If you drive out of the city of Udaipur and towards the Ekling ji temple, you’ll come across a village known as the Raya village. Nestled within the curves of a dozen hills near this village is Mementos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur, a luxury resort from ITC Hotels that boasts of the promise of ‘Memories Available’ at Mementos Udaipur.

Spread over a whopping 47 acres, the property has cluster villas with around 117 keys. Each villa is neatly tucked into one segment of the hillock, and there are plenty of views to gaze at. With five different F&B options, and multiple banqueting and event venues ranging from vast lawns, to hidden gardens and forests and high-end banquets, the hotel is a great choice for weddings and events as well. Indian design elements and royal living are at the core of the hotel’s look and feel philosophy, be it the floors and lights at the restaurants, or the glass and woodwork magic in the rooms.


t2 explored the property along with some gems from the city!

2. Royal Vega: This luxe vegetarian restaurant is known not just for its fare from the royal kitchens of India, but also for its beautiful silverware, India-inspired decor and an overall royal feel. Meals here depend on seasonality, and with the change in seasons the menu takes a whole new turn.

3. Villas are distributed across categories such as the Lake View Villa, Valley View Villa, Celebration Villas, Presidential Villas, Aravalli Suites, Mementos Suites, Premium Villa and Grand Presidential Villas. For our stay, we were put up in one of the Mementos Suites right at the top of the hill, with our own private temperature-controlled plunge pool and a stunning view of the valley, where every sunrise was a beautiful resonance of the plethora of bird calls from around the region. Two bedrooms, a living room, poolside patio and kitchenette make this suite a perfect escape for small families.

4. Aravali Lounge: This tea and coffee lounge is a great place to grab a cuppa while overlooking the hillocks. Checkered marble flooring and floral upholstery with pops of teal here and there add to the vibe of the space. The space also has a bar where Indian motifs are showcased beautifully, and The Rock Bar with its unique and intricately done ceiling is no different. A fountain in the centre is an eye-grabber.

5. Some of the other major amenities that work in favour of this hotel’s positioning as a MICE property are the lush banqueting lawns, with sprawling indoor banquets — multiple meeting rooms, a magical forest, poolside lawns and a garden lawn.

The Udaipur Stateroom is the main banquet that spells splendour in each nook and corner. The aesthetics combine royal motifs with a plush and modern twist.


Kebabs & Kurries: A signature ITC restaurant, this dine den celebrates the art of authentic Indian curries and delectable kebabs

Kebabs & Kurries: A signature ITC restaurant, this dine den celebrates the art of authentic Indian curries and delectable kebabs

The swimming pool is among one of the largest in Udaipur and a fully functional fitness centre is nestled near the main pool. Kids and parents can both take a breather at Ollie’s Club, a designated kids' area to keep the tiny tots busy while parents indulge in some chill time.

The signature spa offering from the brand, Kaya Kalp — The Royal Spa is a safe haven for relaxation at Mementos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur. Spread over 6,500sq ft, the spa has seven treatment rooms and 12 hydrotherapy rooms.



Last updated on 03.12.23, 07:25 AM

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