Delve into the enchanting past of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, the Sun City of Rajasthan. A part of this palace is a hotel owned by the Taj group and the other part is a museum that depicts the history and culture of Rajasthan.
Umaid Bhawan Palace History
After the reign of Pratap Singh, Jodhpur went through a drought in the 1920s. To provide some sort of employment to the locals (mostly farmers), the palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of the Rathore Dynasty in 1943. Explore this Rajasthani palace and its architectural splendor and enjoy a truly royal experience.
Stay at the hotel to enjoy a lavish retreat and enjoy the hospitality of the staff who love pampering their guests. Savor a royal dinner at the ‘Risala’ a la carte restaurant or the ‘Sunset Pavilion”. For a steaming hot cup of coffee with a grand view of Jodhpur, head to ‘The Pillars’ in the palace complex. Rejuvenate your body and mind with some Ayurvedic treatments at the spa here or take part in the yoga center inside the complex.
Today, the lavish palace is also renowned as a popular spot for royal and private wedding ceremonies and receptions. Along with the Jag Mandir in Udaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace wedding events are fancied by people all over India.
At the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, visitors will get to view some marvelous specimens like porcelain wares, memorabilia, glass, stuffed leopards, a flag gifted to Maharaja Jaswant Singh by Queen Victoria, clocks in an interesting windmill and lighthouse shapes and classic cars. Come pay a visit to this grand palace to enjoy a royal retreat!
You can also stroll around the sprawling 26 acres of this royal residence that is just about 5 kilometers from the Jodhpur Railway Station and about 4 kilometers from the Jodhpur Airport. There are no particular Umaid Bhawan Palace timings for visitation.