Umaid Bhawan PalaceThe Palace was built, between 1928 and 1943, for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji, Grand Fatherof our present Maharaja, who had benevolently commissioned a new palace in 1923 to replaceMehrangarh Fort as the symbol of a new Jodhpur and to give employment to the people ofMarwar during the periods great droughts and famines.Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the greatpalaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world - set amidst 26 acres oflush 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 fashionableArt Deco Style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347 - room palace was finallycompleted 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 easternand western architectural influences. Its majestic 105 - foot high cupola is influenced by theRenaissance, while the towers draw inspiration from Rajput tradition. The lavish interiors withgilt furniture and elegant artwork follow the Art Deco style, complemented by the exotic muralsof the self-exiled Polish artist Stefan Norblin. Palace Descriptors:The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur one of the worlds largest private residencesis a golden hued desert sandstone monument set amidst acres of verdant gardens. An imitabletribute to art deco, the Palace has in its luxurious fold 64 rooms and suites. Stroll through theprivate museum, test your skills on the marbled squash courts or enjoy a game of billiards in thepanelled recreation room. Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in avintage car, accompanied by your royal butler. Stop beneath the starry night sky for a divinegrilled feast accompanied by the music of the desert. Experience the art of Indias ancient healingwisdom in the romantic new setting of the Taj Spa.
Rooms & SuitesThis Leading Small Hotels of the World offers 64 rooms and suites, each showcasing therenowned Art Deco style with a distinct ambience.Palace Rooms | Historical Suites | Royal Suites | Maharaja SuiteMaharani Suite | Grand Royal SuitesHotel AddressJodhpur - 342006Rajasthan, IndiaTelephone: +91 291 2510101 | Facsimile: +91 291 2510100Email UsUmaid Bhawan PalaceJodhpur - 342006Rajasthan, IndiaTelephone: +91 291 2510101Facsimile: +91 291 2510100Email Us
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As one of the worlds largest private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace boasts a grand 105-footcupola, 15 gardens, and a private museum. Visit our History & Heritage section for moreTAJ HOTELSBe first to know about Taj spotlights & promotions Subscribe to our eNewsletterLearn more about our marketing alliances and partners Partners and AffiliatesHotel DirectoryTariffVirtual ToursGalleryContact UsSitemapCORPORATE LINKSTaj Hotels Resorts and PalacesTaj AirTata GroupTaj Public Welfare TrustVideoOur Other BrandsOther Taj Hotels Resorts and Palacesv