Definitely the most beautiful of all palaces in Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is spread across 26acres of land. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces in Jodhpur and is one of the largest residences in the world. Built between 1929 and 1943, over 3000 artisans toiled to create this magnificent edifice in golden yellow sandstone. The Umaid Bhawan Palace with its 347 rooms is a splendid example of the Indo-colonial and art deco style of the thirties.
Fast Facts about Umaid Bhawan Palace
||Indian, Rajasthani, Marwari|
||Restaurant, Bar, Conference Hall, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Health Club, Croquet court, Billiards, Private Museum|
Accommodation at Umaid Bhawan Palace
A stay in Umaid Bhawan Palace would transport you to the royal world and give you a taste of their lifestyle. The Umaid Bhawan Palace has a combination of rooms and suites:
Maharaja Suite: The once Maharaja Umaid Singh's own suite. Typically masculine, the suite is decorated with murals of leopards from Africa, tigers and horses.
Maharani Suite: Once the private chamber of the Maharani of Jodhpur. Typically feminine, the suite is done up in pink, black and chrome. With a private drawing room, dining room and a little kitchenette, the suite is complete. Overlooking the beautiful gardens and the Mehrangarh Fort.
Tucked in the basement of the Umaid Bhawan Palace is the zodiac swimming pool, private and accessible to only the residents of the hotel.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace houses a tennis, badminton, squash and croquet courts. There is also a health club and billiards room.
The private museum attached to the Palace contains a small but exquisite set of display section, exhibiting arms, furniture, antique clocks and priceless China vases that formed a part the private collection of Maharajas of Jodhpur.
Dining at Umaid Bhawan Palace
The Trophy Bar, the Risala Restaurant ,the Marwar Hall, the Pillars restaurant and the Kebab Corner are the various eateries at the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Banquets and Conference Facilities at Umaid Bhawan Palace
The Umaid Bhawan Palace has in the past few years become increasingly popular as a conference destination. The palace has meeting spaces available for small and large gatherings.
Location of Umaid Bhawan Palace
The Umaid Bhawan Palace is 5 kms from the airport, 6 kms from the railway station, 3 km from the city center and 3 kms from the bus stand.