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Location : Jodhpur in Rajasthan
Known As : Heritage Palace Hotel
To See : Art Deco Interiors with Modern Comforts
Highlight : Principal Residence of Royal Family of Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Rajasthan
Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Heritage Journey to the Land of Maharajas - Rajasthan

Facilities : Palatial Accommodation, Swimming Pool, Hotel Museum and Library, Golf, Billiards, Squash, Tennis, Private Auditorium, Home Theatre, Palmist, Astrologer, Internet
Accommodation : 25 rooms, 39 suites.
Royal Suites : Art Deco Interiors, Equipped with Modern Conveniences. Rooms have Plasma TV, DVD Players, Mini Bar.
Spa : Jiva Spa inside the Hotel for Rejuvenation.
Palace Attractions : Weapons, Stuffed Leopard, Antiques, Unique Crockery, Crystals, Clocks, Huge Banner Presented by Queen Victoria, Collection of Books.
Restaurant : Risala Restaurant offers a selection of Continental Cuisine and Gourmet Indian Specialties. Pillars Restaurant & Lounge Rajasthani delicacies. Trophy Bar.
Don't Miss : Taj Spa, Stroll in 15 acre lush Garden of the Hotel.
Distances : Air : Jodhpur Domestic Airport 5 km.
Rail : Railway Station 6 km.
Road : 3 km from Bus Stand.
Inside Tip : Stroll in the Palace Courtyard like a Prince or Princess. While visiting the Museum don't touch the Rare Collections of the Museum.
Conduct Tours : Sightseeing of Jodhpur. Excursion to Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada.
Conference Facility : Meeting Spaces for Large and Small Gatherings. - 4 meeting rooms, 6 outdoor venues.

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The Umaid Bhawan Palace- Golden Glory of The Past

If you want to touch the past, if you want to unfold every chapter of medieval history before your eyes, plan a holiday vacation in Jodhpur at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, now converted into a magnificent heritage hotel. Rajasthan's royalty was always fashionable, and maharajah Umaid Singh of Jodhpur, added a fine touch to the cult by constructing a grand Art Deco, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rajasthan's best known architectural epitome of the 20th century. Designed by eminent Edwardian architect Henry V Lanchester, this grand palace is a magnificent blend of Renaissance framework and Rajput tradition. Each suite is different, with ethereal underlying themes of a royal grandeur or princely passion; elegant interiors with gilt furniture and exquisite artwork, makes one travel on the rails of antiquity. Within safe hands, the Taj Group has recently taken over the management of this awe-inspiring property. Take an exclusive tour of the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

Heritage Journey to the Land of Maharajas - Rajasthan

Palatial Enigma

While enjoying a famous palace stay at Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, you should enjoy the famous palace attractions. The heritage Umaid Bhawan Palace is a harbinger of many curious incidences. Beside being the largest private residence in the world, the golden-yellow sandstone monument is the first to use airconditioning, electricity and elevators, and is the only place to have paintings from the Ramayana, drawn by a Polish artist. Walk along the periphery and look at the palace. Perfectly symmetrical. The rippleless walls hold exquisite emballishments on the outer parts, such as eagle carved from sandstone. The best part is that all original fittings have been retained, and hence a curious tourist can satiate his passion of beholding a splendid example of Indian craftsmanship.

Long Live The King

Enjoy a famous palace stay at Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, which is a lifetime experience. Stay in the The Maharaja Suite. Once being the most favoured suite of Maharaja Umaid Singh, the grand suite, situated just across the crystal fountain courtyard, manifests a robust and masculine aura inside. Enter the majestic alcove and witness murals of leopards from Africa, Indian tigers and Arabian horses, standing aloof, real as life. Relax on the plush Ruhlmann sofas decorated in faux leopard skin. Look around. Hey! there is a magnificent flaming torch lamp in chrome at the corner. Lit it. Move in to the drawing room and get a glass of wine from the delightful secret bar. Now turn again and have a seat. Feel the ambiance which adds to the famous palace attractions in Jodhpur. Isn't it royal? That is the essence of Rajasthan. Welcome to an utopian world of highness and lifestyle equipped with luxurious amenities.

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Royal Passion In Pink

A room inside Umaid Bhavan Palace
A Room inside Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur

Take a Umaid Bhawan tour and enjoy a royal stay in the well-known Maharani Suite, originally designed for and graced by Umaid Singhs' Maharani. The lavish interiors with its purple colour curtains house a mural of Goddess Kali etched on shining black glass. Walk over and open the astern door. The large balcony offers a spellbinding view of the palace gardens and the opulent Mehrangarh fort, looks as if an artist has mixed colours and serenity and has painted the landscape. Inside the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, everything is pink, black, chrome and mirror. One can find opulence in the form of a bath carved out of a single piece of pink Italian marble, on the doors of the dressing room and in spacious drawing and dining halls.

Heritage Journey to the Land of Maharajas - Rajasthan

Drank The Tea, Now Lick The Cup

A holiday tour to the Umaid Bhawan Palace is not comlplete without sharing some memories of the royal clan. Though many of the gimmicks are in use, others have been placed in a museum within the palace premises. The famous palace attractions in Jodhpur are great. Just walk a few steps to experience a huge and varied collection of royal antiquity. Bewildering. Trace the history of clocks and telephones that were once put to use in different rooms. How about those merciless swords and thwarting shields hanging on the walls? Interesting, aren't they? If a guest is a fitness freak, and can't stay without an exercise, he can even stress out in the gym. The palace also conducts packaged tour to the pristine sand dunes of the Thar. Enjoy dinner over a bonfire beside the maharajah tents, while listening to the melodious tunes of the folk dancers and musicians. Indeed, a memorable experience. Visit the nearby villages and explore the true taste of Rajasthan. There is always an opportunity to buy souvenirs for someone special from the tribal stalls. Travel to Jodhpur which is famous for embroidered designer shoes (jooties), lace work, exquisite furniture and block printed saris. Some of India's most innovative designers have their ateliers and exclusive boutiques in Jodhpur.

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The 'Blue City', as Udaipur is known, is located at 317 km from Jaipur and 597 km from the national capital New Delhi and is well connected by rail to both the cities. Remember to reserve a personal suite in advance to enjoy a hassle free vacation trip. Winter like in rest of Rajasthan, is the best time to visit. One can visit the RTDC office at the Maharana Pratap (Dabok) airport or at Pandara road in Udaipur. Get a private cab which can fetch one at the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Umaid Bhawan

Umaid Bhawan

Stay at the Largest Private Residence of the World
While on a holiday vacation tour to Rajasthan, plan a royal stay at the grand Umaid Bhawan Palace, the largest private residence in the world, now converted partly into a heritage hotel for tourists from all corners of the world.

Be a Maharajah
Take a famous attractions tour of Umaid Bhawan to feel the royal ambiance sprawled all across the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Check into one of the royal suites, which were once the favourites of the mighty kings and ambrosial maharanis.

Experience the Archaic Memories
Enjoy the historical palace attractions byb visiting the royal museum preserving many antiquities of bygone era. The museum at the Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most enticing treasure alcoves present in Rajasthan.

Stay Royal But Buy Rural
Take an excursion from the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace to visit the nearby villages and explore the true flavor of Rajasthan. Spend your holiday vacations visiting new areas and buying saome splendid artifacts for near and dear ones.

A Tour Through The Villages
While staying amidst the famous palace attractions of Jodhpur, register yourself for a village safari conducted by the Tourism Department, and covers many villages dotting the surrounding countryside, each with a distinct attraction of its own. Try to interact with the rustic folks and get to know their lifestyle.

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