A former palace and one of the most extravagant residences of the world, this palace is situated atop a hill and is also called Chittar palace because of the extensive use of the Chittar stone in its construction. Built during the early 20th century over a period for 15 years will marvel you with the Indo-Saracen architectural style and grand décor like none other.
With 347 rooms including a cinema, this was the largest private residence in the world at that time designed by Henry Lanchester and decorated by English and polish designers. After the spectacle of the 32m (105-ft.) central dome in the Palm Court (where you really need to pause and let your eyes drink it all in), you'll want to spend some time exploring the various public spaces (decorated in Art Deco furniture and fittings), swamping up and down the sweeping marble staircases, and heading down to the spa and hypnotic indoor pool which will transport you back to the 1940s with its bold blue zodiac-sign mosaics. The construction of the building is mortar less and incorporates 100 wagon loads of Makrana marble and Burmese teak in the interior.
One third of the palace is held by the royal family as a residence and the rest is converted into a grand hotel, one of the finest in Jodhpur. A small part is converted into a museum which displays the collection of photos showing the elegant art Deco design of the palace interior. The museum also has beautifully crafted weapons; an array of stuffed leopards; an enormous banner presented by Queen Victoria to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1877; and a fantastic clock collection, including specimens shaped like windmills and lighthouses. Look out for some of the maharaja’s highly polished classic cars displayed on the lawn in front of the museum and ask the attendants to show the Raja Rani suit which are an example of the burlesque lifestyle of the Rajput royals.
Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum is one of the attractions in Rajasthan Itinerary 2 Weeks
- Entry to the palace residence is restricted to visitors.
- Guides/attendants are available for the trip through the surroundings and the hotel.
- Given is entry price for foreigners.
- Ticket price foreigners: 50 INR
- Ticket price Indians: 15 INR
- Rates may vary with time. Please call and confirm before planning a visit.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi/rickshaw.
- Umaid Bhavan palace restaurant
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91.28% of people who visit Jodhpur include Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum in their plan
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It was nice experience overall. Good hospitality awesome culture preservation by the staff. Awesome vibes. Once in a lifetime experience definitely. The magnificence of the structure is just awesome, the way it stands under the blue sky is just mesmerizing to watch. Definitely a must visit place for at least once in a lifetime...
This place is amazing... charming, eccentric and just delightful. All the rooms are different, and the several I saw were lovely. They all have access to a sit-out or their own balcony and there are many common sitting areas. Every nook, wall and ceiling is beautifully decorated and painted, antiques and old photos everywhere. It is very clean and well kept, the management helpful and the staff is good. Highly recommended, I would stay here again.
It's very beautiful and serene. Though I visited 15 years back when lot of rooms and compartments were open and many artifacts were on display. Now, only a small portion was opened and limited artifacts were on display. Lot of buildings and constructions have started close to palace which decreases the royalty it owns. Overall the palace is beautiful and one of it's kind.
What a great place to visit. Complete history of making of Umaid Bhawan is on display. 3rd generation of His Highness Umaid Singh is still owning the place but has leased 70 percent of Palace to Take Group for setting up a 5 star Resort.... unforgettable marriage of Nick and PC from this place. Apart they have a display of vintage cars owned by this great family...some part of this property land is now developed as residential area with bungalows on one side and high rise flats on other side of entrance of Palace.
Luxurious Suites with completely heritage touch. Very beautiful and phenomenal collection of sculptures. Amazing views all around. Awesome royal and grand entry arrangement. Tourists have must to visit the place and museum also. Totally a great experience indeed.