Umaid Bhavan Palace And MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Umaid Bhavan Palace, Circuit House Road, Jodhpur, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 0291-2510101
- Ticket Price: 50 INR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hotel, Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Leisure, Spa, Heritage Building
Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum - Review
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
Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum Information
- Entry to the palace residence is restricted to visitors.
- Guides/attendants are available for the trip through the surroundings and the hotel.
Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum Ticket Prices
- 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.
How To reach Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum by Public Transport
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi/rickshaw.
Restaurants Near Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum
- Umaid Bhavan palace restaurant
- Trophy bar
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91.96% of people who visit Jodhpur include Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
48.42% of people start their Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum
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Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum, Jodhpur Reviews
Very nice place to visit. Vintage car collection is worth seeing. Me and my wife visited in November 2015. The hotel should allow visitors also to enjoy dinner there. Presently they allow only Hotel guests to eat in the hotel
"The highly majestic from the outside. World best hotel which is not accessible for the public. The museum is just about 30% of the whole building though they have a nice collection of clock. The car collection is very limited. Nothing much here. One hour would be quite enough."
Umaid Bhawan Palace is indisputably one of the most beautiful palaces or hotels not just in Rajasthan but India 🇮🇳 as well. It's gorgeous in distant view as you can see in pictures but the overall structure make it look all the more royal 👑 A lover or admirer of artifacts and historical limited editions' would really like this place. A great experience indeed.
Building have a beautiful Architecture. Only part of palace is allowed to visit. Remaining is hotel I guess. In that part there is Museum flaunting the history of rulers there. There is vintage car museum there which is good for watching.
The grandeur is just amazing. It is a architectural marvel. If you are in the city, this is a must visit. Don't miss going to the place. It has an interesting history attached to it. And then there's a big big green ground. The place is amazing during winter season. The place also provides residence. Which is obviously costly. You can book the rooms online too.