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Rajasthan, India readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

We think the Ambrai restaurant in the Amet Haveli hotel ( is the best place to eat in the city. It has a superlative setting facing the City Palace and is one of the few lakeside restaurants where the cooking lives up to its location. Or just go for a sundowner


India: Laal maas AT Ambrai restaurant at Hotel Amet Haveli in Udaipur. 

The first thing you notice about this royal Rajasthani dish is the fiery red chillies — but don’t be deceived into thinking it’s merely a gustatory inferno. The best laal maas uses punchy, aromatic Mathania chillies, which act as a flavourful veil over the meat. 


India: Laal maas AT Ambrai restaurant at Hotel Amet Haveli in Udaipur. 

For some of the best laal maas, head to the lakeside restaurant at Amet Haveli in Udaipur or sample the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s family recipe at Pillars on the terrace of the art deco Umaid Bhawan Palace.

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Ambrai, le romantisme par excellence

Il flotte comme un air de romance dans ce beau jardin planté à la pointe de la presqu'île d'Hanuman Ghat. Les palais de la ville se reflètent dans le miroir du lac, une brise légère fait frémir les bougainvilliers, les chandelles diffusent une lumière tamisée. 


Dev Patel's Top Spots in India, Plus Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

"Marigold Hotel was shot in Jaipur and Udaipur. Ambrai is an amazing restaurant that looks out on Udaipur’s Taj Lake Palace hotel [near Hanuman Ghat; 91-294-243-1085; entrées from $8]."


Worth a trip in India: the lakes and palaces of Udaipur, Venice of the East

Ambrai, the terraced restaurant at heritage hotel Amet Haveli, is the perfect place to relax as the vast Lake Pichola shimmers in front of you, and the occasional boat comes and goes. It offers excellent Rajasthani food, a very distinctive cuisine .

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