In a Nutshell

The Umaid Bhawan Palace towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur in Rajasthan and is one of India’s most opulent and grand hotels.

At a Glance

  • One of India’s great luxury palace hotels
  • Probably the most opulent lobby of any hotel you will visit, anywhere in the world!
  • Superb rooms and suites, all furbished to an extremely high standard
  • Fantastic cuisine and service
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Luxury Palace Hotel
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Spa
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Swimming Pool

The Detail

The Umaid Bhawan was commissioned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur in the 1920s as a way of employing devastated families affected by a crippling famine that was sweeping through northern Rajasthan. Up to 3000 people were employed to construct this grand edifice, designed by British architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester. It is a mesmerising fusion of art-deco colonial design and Indian architectural sensibilities. The Maharaja still lives in the palace, but has turned a wing into a luxury hotel, run by Taj Hotels. As you enter, you will no doubt marvel at the domed cupola above your head, rising 105 feet above you.

There are 64 rooms and suites at the Umaid Bhawan, each exuding an art-deco feel. The Palace Rooms have views over the courtyard whilst the Historic Suites have a private-sit out. The Suites are absolutely huge, especially the two top suites, the Maharani and Maharaja. We rather like the Royal Suites which have excellent views over Jodhpur.

There are two restaurants; the more formal Rasala and the more low-ley Pillars. Retreat to the Trophy Bar for a G&T (or two) before bed. There is also an excellent Jiva Grand Spa, large and outdoor pools, fitness centre, tennis courts and billiards room.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.

Experiences

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.