Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum, Jodhpur

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Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum, Jodhpur - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Umaid Bhavan Palace, Circuit House Road, Jodhpur

Phone: 0291-2510101

Ticket Price: 50 INR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • When you are a lover of sandstone and you get to visit the most beautiful sandstone structure in the country, it is hard to feel anything but pure awe. This is by far the most well kept monument in India, spotless, clean, and so beautiful. The king and his family still reside in a part and a part has also been converted into a hotel. The gallery open to public is beautiful and I feel everyone should visit it at least once.

  • This is a very well kept museum in Jodhpur. There is a big parking place. Very good ticketing system. Very well maintained historical items. The vintage car museum is also very good. But we can see only a small part of this great palace, which is transformed into museum. Most of the area is a parts of a hotel. We expected to see the whole palace.

  • We started our jodhpur tour with this palace and was not disappointed. The main palace is on a small hill so has a good view of the surrounding city. The palace itself is well kept, the museum is good. The maintenance and cleanliness is laudable.

  • What a amazing beauty it was.. One of the finest building built by Indians.. It reminded me of the Victoria palace in Kolkata but this was made of red marble.. Amazing place must visit.. Ticket for Indians is 30rs

  • Very well maintained property because of place is still under the king of jodhpur rather than government! And more than 80% is property is converted into the hotel and rest of it is museum And also this is the palace where the royal family live too! Especially the displayed cars were treat to watch.(if you are a car lover). Overall, place is worth it! 👍

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