The Palace was built, between 1928 and 1943, for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji, Grand Father of our present Maharaja, who had benevolently commissioned a new palace in 1923 to replace Mehrangarh Fort as the symbol of a new Jodhpur and to give employment to the people of Marwar during the period's great droughts and famines.
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world - set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this golden - yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco Style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347 - room palace was finally completed in 1943 - and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family since.
Designed by renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester, the palace is a blend of eastern and western architectural influences. Its majestic 105 - foot high cupola is influenced by the Renaissance, while the towers draw inspiration from Rajput tradition. The lavish interiors with gilt furniture and elegant artwork follow the Art Deco style, complemented by the exotic murals of the self-exiled Polish artist Stefan Norblin. Palace
The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur one of the world's largest private residences is a golden hued desert sandstone monument set amidst acres of verdant gardens. An imitable tribute to art deco, the Palace has in its luxurious fold 64 rooms and suites. Stroll through the private museum, test your skills on the marbled squash courts or enjoy a game of billiards in the panelled recreation room. Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a vintage car, accompanied by your royal butler. Stop beneath the starry night sky for a divine grilled feast accompanied by the music of the desert. Experience the art of India's ancient healing wisdom in the romantic new setting of the Taj Spa.
PALACE ROOMS –
The Palace Rooms are exquisitely embellished with Art Deco interiors and equipped with modern amenities. A charming blend of original décor from princely times and the latest conveniences, they are truly unique.
HISTORICAL SUITES –
The uniquely themed Historical Suites, bedecked in maroon and green, were once the residences of visiting royalty. Each comes with a private sit out that offers stunning views of the lush lawns or courtyard.
Decorated in the luxurious Art Deco style with mirror-finished terrazzo, each of the Royal Suites offers an expansive bedroom and sitting area. They overlook the sweeping Baradari Lawns and magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.
GRAND ROYAL SUITES
Originally reserved for visiting royalty, the Grand Royal Suites are designed in the influential Art Deco style. Each suite is unique, with an exclusive colour scheme or princely passion theme.
The Maharaja Suite is adorned with exotic Stefan Norblin murals, flaming chrome torches, plush Ruhlmann faux leopard-skin sofas and original artefacts. Designed in earthy tones, with a mirrored bar, this suite is a visual treat.
Originally designed for Maharani Badan Kanwan, the Maharani Suite is set in pinks, blacks, chrome and mirrors, and dominated by a mural of the Goddess Kali. It has a private terrace with a spectacular view of the palace gardens and of Mehrangarh Fort. Fit for a queen.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Health Club
- Free Parking
- Valet Parking
- High Speed Internet Access
- Wireless Data Connection
- Banquet Facility
- Coffee Shop
- Conference Room
- Executive/Club Floors
- Front Desk
- Meeting Room
- No smoking rooms
- Steam Bath
- Fashion wear
- Shops in vicinity
- News Stand/Books
- Air Conditioning
- Air Filtration System in Room
- Handicapped Facilities
- Ice/Vending Machines
- Smoking Rooms Available
- Water Purification System in Use
- Wheelchair Accessible Elevators
- Wide Corridors
- Wide Entrance
- Wide Restaurant Entrance
- Souvenir Shop
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