Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

About Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum, Jodhpur

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
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  • 95% of people who visit Jodhpur include Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum in their plan

  • 56.35% 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

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  • Very 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.

  • It is arguably the best preserved palaces of india. A great site to see. Although it looks like a single monument which it actually is but it has 3 parts 1 which is reserved for royal family, 2 a five star restaurant which also has queen and king suits which costs a lot (already all the rooms have very high rates. 3 a part which is converted in the museum which shows the royal heritage over the years 3 rd part is the only one which is open for common (considering cost for 5* palace which is that grand) You can also get to see royal collection of cars which is on display for all. Definitely a must visit place..

  • I visited the gallery and museum. If you love the rich royal Rajasthan then it's your place. Good collection of vintage cars. Although I didn't stay in the hotel rooms but definitely royal touch can be seen in every corner of the hotel. The inside souvenir shop lacks good items though.

  • Very majestic from the outside, The majestic palace will mesmerize you to every level. It's very well maintained and guests are properly treated and welcomed. Though the showcase of vintage cars is not up to the mark. The glasses aren't clear to look across, which ruins the experience. Otherwise it's worth a visit.

  • This is one of the finest places to visit. It thrills you with royalty and makes you feel like a king yourself. This place not only ensures the comfort of the user but also ensures their well being and hygiene. You can find well maintained public washrooms and organised ticketing counter at the entrance of the museum. The parking lot offers ample space for safe parking of your private vehicle. As the property is divided into parts, as a visitor you may be restricted to some parts as the other parts are maintained by the taj group of hotels and the royal family. You will get a chance to see the royal car collection of the royal family and a perfect lush green landscape would make the overall ambience tranquil and calm.

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