Umaid Bhawan Palace - A Taj Hotel - Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Umaid Bhawan Palace, the last of the grand palaces of India and the largest Royal Residence anywhere in the world.

The palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji, the grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh - II, the 38th Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan built in golden yellow Chittar sandstone, the Palace took 15 years to complete. Construction started in November 1929. The Palace was completed in 1943 and has served as the principal residence of Jodhpur's Royal Family since. Designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Vaughn Lanchester, the Palace is a blend of Eastern and Western architectural influences. Its 105 high central cupola is influenced by the Renaissance age, whilst the towers draw inspiration from Rajput tradition. Complete with exotic murals by the Polish artist Stefan Norblin, the Palace is an immaculate residence, one of the finest the world has ever witnessed. Besides, the historical and architectural lineage, the Palace has a museum which has an impressive collection on the story of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Art Deco style of architecture and the Royalty of jodhpur - their lifestyle and family treasures. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, perched above the skyline of Jodhpur, rises the imposing facade of Umaid Bhawan Palace, the last of the grand palaces of India and the largest Royal Residence anywhere in the world and the current Royal Residence of the Maharaja of Jodhpur and the Jodhpur Royal Family. Within a driving distance of less than 5kms, the Palace is very conveniently located with close proximity to the airport, railway station, city shopping areas as well as sight seeing spots and monuments.


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Accolades & Articles

• Amongst the 15th best Hotels in the world - T+L(Travel and Leisure)Magazine, 2013 • Hotel of the Year 2009 - Editors Choice Gallivanters' Guide • 101 Best Hotels in the World – Tatler Travel Guide 2009, 2008, 2007 • Top 100 Hotels in Asia – Reader's Choice awards, Conde Nast Traveller USA, 2008 • Gold List of Conde Nast Traveller USA, 2008

Trip Type

Romantic Getaway



Indoor Swimming Pool Spa/Health Centre Fitness Centre Tennis Courts Squash Golf Course nearby Polo nearby Horseback Riding nearby Croquet Lawn Excursions Boutique Library


Jodhpur Airport (JDH)

Airport Distance

15 minutes

High Season

November through April