Umaid Bhawan Palace
What We Love
- Centrally located near major attractions, including the Mehrangarh Fort
- A private dinner served by palace butlers can be arranged anywhere on the grounds
- On-site museum that houses antiques from Jodhpur’s royal past
- Indoor and outdoor pools
What To Know
- A train passes close to the palace; light sleepers should ask for earplugs, which are provided upon request
- Although the location is central, it’s a 10-minute taxi or tuk-tuk ride to the old quarter
- Free WiFi for up to three devices
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Constructed for Maharaja Umaid Singh ji between 1928 and 1943, the last great palace to be built in India is also one of the largest private residences in the world, and it’s still home to the maharaja’s grandson, who lives in a wing of the palace. This majestic retreat blends Eastern and Western architecture and is embellished with exotic murals. Set among verdant gardens, the sandstone edifice features carved interiors and a breathtaking atrium replete with gilded furniture.
Bed and Bath
The lavish guestrooms contrast with Jodhpur’s stark desert landscape. Each Historical Suite is an eclectic mix of Art Deco and neoclassical design and features a private balcony with a view of the lawns or courtyards; each of the Grand Royal Suites, which were once reserved for visiting royalty, has a unique theme. The bathrooms are bathed in marble and are stocked with Molton Brown products. Pick from a bath menu featuring four different setups designed to energize, rejuvenate, heal or detoxify.
At Risala, dine on Indian and continental dishes from the royal kitchen of the maharaja. The Pillars restaurant, set in a lovely colonnaded veranda, offers alfresco snacks, high tea and Rajasthani delicacies. Sunset Pavilion, the highest dining point in Jodhpur, is decorated with photos of the royal family and serves local specialties like khargosh soola (seasoned Rajasthani rabbit). Head for a post-dinner drink at the Trophy Bar, which is stuffed with hunting memorabilia. The authentic ayurvedic treatments at the Jiva Grande Spa include cupping — an ancient technique that creates a vacuum to ease knots.
In the Area
Mehrangarh Fort, five miles from the palace, is one of the largest forts in India and features an impressive museum, several palaces known for their intricate carvings, and expansive courtyards. On a Jodhpur Village Safari you’ll visit a Bishnoi village as well as villages that specialize in pottery and weaving. Stop by Sardar Market, Jodhpur’s main tourist area, and pick up a pair of Jodhpur boots. Take a free art lesson at Umaid Heritage Art School, where you can learn about Rajasthani miniature painting and try your hand at it. If you like nature and a little adventure, head to Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and follow the trail of your choice.
How to Get There
Fabulous experience, a perfect combination of Taj hospitality and it’s Royal experience. Thank to the complete team at hotel for providing the service you are known for, the team was always ready to go that extra mile to ensure guest comfort.
The team takes care of everything from the time you check-in till you checkout. Most courteous staff I have ever seen. Our two days stay with kids was super exciting and satisfactory. Mr. Swaroop planned several activities for the kids around their sleep schedule. Personal tour of the palace made us felt so close to Maharaja and his family, he explained evert picture in the museum. A personal dinner with Santoor and Table stole our hearts.
We got an upgrade free of charge and were served Wine and Champagne as we were celebrating one of our kids bday.
This place speaks of luxury all through .. will love to go Umaid bhawan every year.
This trip take us to feel the Royalty of Marwar ,
feeling blessed with Hospitality of TAJ group....
U are picked from Railway station in hotel car in a Royal way ( driver with Royal banners)....
Royal welcome —- superb
Royal palace tour...
Maharaja & maharani suite ????????????????
Taj palace package is Worth paying...
Taj food is as usual awesome...
I had just heard of that — luxury hotel’s kitchen are very clean & hygiene
But Seen first time .
We are really thankful to Taj group staff who made our trip Rememberable ...
Specially thanks to reservation & Reception’s staff who are
Always eager to Help us in every step, either it’s palace tour or city tour or early Check in or late Check out...