Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur - Luxurious Yellow Sandstone Palace HotelUmaid Bhawan  
Palace Jodhpur

The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is a historical site, first constructed in 1928 and placed above the desert capital of Jodhpur. It was originally a palace and the last of the grand palaces of India.

Besides twenty-six acres of lush foliage and gardens, the palace hotel features art-deco style luxury, combining both the east and west sensibilities, and 347 rooms and unique theme rooms.

The renaissance-influenced dome is over 100 feet high, and the Rajput-style towers are amazing to behold. Inside, the fixtures and furnishings are designer-quality, while the murals feature original art by the likes of world-renowned Polish artist Stefan Norblin.

Also on site is a private museum, squash courts, billiards, and dining from the grill with traditional Indian music. But, perhaps the greatest feature for history lovers is that the hotel escorts you around with a royal butler in a vintage-style car.

Choose from theme rooms like historical suites, royal suites, grand royal suites, and maharajah suites. Each themed room has its unique style, with amenities like crystal fountains, large murals of wildlife, mirrored bars, and exotic artifacts mixed in with the décor.

This is an excellent location for sampling Royal Indian life, the way the greatest of kings once had it.

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This is probably one of the world's finest hotels. A magnificent castle with outstanding service, exquisite food, and some of the largest rooms you have ever stayed in.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodphur, India

It was built between 1928 and 1943 for Maharaja Umaid Singh. The vast, opulent yellow sandstone palace extends over 26 acres of manicured green gardens.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

It is one of the largest private residences in the world, built in Art Deco and Renaissance design. When Umaid Bhawan Palace was completed, the 347-room building served as the royal family's residence in Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace exterior at night
Umaid Bhawan Palace stairs

The palace is a mixture of both eastern and western architecture and is, among other things, adorned with a 32-meter-high dome.

Umaid Bhawan Palace dome ceiling
Umaid Bhawan Palace banquet hall
Umaid Bhawan Palace banquet

The hotel's rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in the typical Art Deco style from the beginning of the last century.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace bedroom
Maharaja Suite

The bathroom is the size of a medium-sized apartment, and the bathtub was carved out of a block of marble.

Umaid Bhawan Palace bathroom
Umaid Bhawan Palace rooftop room

The Pillars is an open-air cafe where you can have a drink with spectacular views of the city, Baradari Lawns, and Mehrangarh Fort.

Umaid Bhawan Palace rooftop terrace dining
Umaid Bhawan Palace inside swimming pool with flowers floating
Umaid Bhawan Palace spa

The large outdoor pool and the sun loungers offer a view of the city and the fortress. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool.

Umaid Bhawan Palace outdoor pool

Umaid Bhawan Palace is located on the top of Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. It offers breathtaking views of the city and the impressive Mehrangarh Fort. The beautiful gardens surround the palace, giving it an extra royal appearance.

Umaid Bhawan Palace gardens
Romantic dining with the palace in the background
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