Set within 26 acres of lush gardens and perched high above Rajasthan’s capital Jodhpur, in India, this architectural masterpiece is simply breathtaking and includes a majestic 105-foot cupola . Part of Umaid Bhawan Palace remains the official abode for Jodhpur’s royal family, while another houses a grand and luxurious hotel offering unrivalled service and exceptional facilities in a magnificent setting.
Designed for the Maharaja in the late 1920’s, Umaid Bhawan Palace features traditional Rajput exteriors and lavish interiors filled with Art Deco touches, gilt furniture and exotic murals adorning the walls.
This luxury palace hotel combines the opulence of a royal bygone era with modern sophistication and will appeal to discerning travellers seeking and indulgent and exclusive escape. Families are welcome although there are no specific facilities available for children. Babysitting can be arranged.
Umaid Bhawan Palace offers 64 lavishly appointed rooms and suites featuring Art Deco interiors, sumptuous furnishings, luxurious bathrooms and all modern amenities. For those looking to indulge, it is worth staying in one of the magnificent Royal Suites, which come with the added luxury of butler service.
The hotel offers an array of delectable culinary delights from casual, all-day dining to formal, fine dining. Enjoy a sumptuous feast on the rooftop at Sunset Pavilion as you admire the breath-taking views of the city or a romantic private dinner in a secluded turret.
There is a wealth of activities on offer within the hotel. Play tennis or croquet; enjoy a stroll through the private museum armed with a glass of champagne; laze by one of the pools; or indulge in a healing massage at the Jiva Spa. Worthwhile excursions include horse riding, visiting a Bishnoi village and Sadar Market or taking a zip line through Mehrangarh Fort.
Umaid Bhawan Palace is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
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Umaid Bhawan Palace Information
- Location & Getting There
Perched high above Rajasthan’s capital, Jodhpur, the grand Umaid Bhawan Palace is just a 15-minute drive from Jodhpur Airport.
The luxury palace hotel features 64 lavishly appointed rooms and suites. Palace rooms are equipped with modern interiors and four types of bath menus; Historical suites have private sit-outs with stunning panoramic views of the courtyards; Royal suites boast a living room with sweeping views of the Baradari lawns and Meherangarh Fort; the Maharaja suite features exquisite furniture and decorations, together with a private steam room and ensuite couple's therapy room; the Maharani suite boasts an enormous private terrace, dressing room, drawing rooms and dining rooms with an attached kitchenette.
- Fitness centre
- Indoor & outdoor swimming pool
- Billiard rooms
- Tennis courts
- Croquet lawns
- Yoga studio
- Dining: 3 restaurants, 1 bar
Guests can join excursions to Meherangarh Fort, tours to Umaid Bhawan Musuem, see the showcases of automobiles owned by the royals, go shopping at Sadar Marke, horse riding or ziplining.
Children are welcome and babysitting services are available.