Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India
Review №1

The structure is no doubt a magnificent piece of art, but more of the palace needs to be opened for visitors. Maybe high value tickets can be sold for those parts separately. There are people who want to see the palace in its entirety.

Review №2

Wow is how I would describe the place..the expanse, grandeur, history is mind blowing. The staff are courteous and extremely friendly. Only if we were served a welcome drink as we were really tired when we arrived.

Review №3

This is a dream come true place. Top notch hospitality, huge place with makes you feel like home. Everything I mean everything was simply perfect. Worth a visit and if God willing i will surely come here again soon.

Review №4

I love this place very much and its a quite good place to have visit. There we have a museum open for public visit and for that you have to buy a ticket for 30 INR ( Oct 2021 ) . Where you have see the history of royal family and they also offer vintage car showcase. These cars are more than 100 years old and still in use. In this property 70% property is owned by Taj group and its a 5 Star hotel and one of the top luxurious place to stay in jodhpur.

Review №5

A truly royal experience. The staff were professional, well trained, courteous and willing to cater to your every need and request. The food was amazing, the buffet spread was decent with options from different cuisine. Both indoor and outdoor pools were closed due to Covid restrictions but the spa was available. We really had a really great time.

Review №6

Umaid Bhawan Palace is the most well maintained palace I have been to. The royal family resides in the palace and almost half of the palace is managed by the Taj group as a luxury hotel. Hence, a very small portion is actually accessible to visitors. The staff volunteers as guides, and is very courteous and helpful. Dont miss the insight into the building of the palace and all the associated objects, arms, clothing, etcCan be completed within 20-30 minutes. Also see the antique car collection and especially the all silver rolls Royce!

Review №7

A lifetime experience. Great hospitality. Made us feel like a Royal Family. Enjoyed every meal. Such a lavish spread. Nature at its best. Very very well maintined property, Totally agree with it being ranked The Best Hotel In The World

Review №8

One of the greatest place that I have visited... This amazing Jodhpur palace. This palace has a beautiful interior. When you visit it then only you get to know how it feels to visit a palace. Such a luxury and you can also see the pictures of all the kings in their museum.

Review №9

Palace worth a visit. Its so rich and classy that one should not avoid visiting this palace when in jodhpur. Entry fee is negligible compared to what you get to see and experience. There are vintage car collections and royal aura to experience.

Review №10

Superb place. Excellent maintained. 100%heritage structure excellent maintained. Excellent hospitality. No lift for majority rooms. People who cant climb stairs should avoid visiting. Nice food.

Review №11

Its a palace turned in to a hotel. A small portion is kept open for visitors as museum. The entry fees are very nominal. Its easily accessible by car or an auto. Its located near the airport.Good place to visit with family, best time to visit during morning 9:00 am or at Evening after 3:00 pm. Entry fees; 30/- for Indians and international visitor 100/-. You can see vintage cars also. Bollywoods favourite location for shooting movies.One of the most popular Hotel in India, Probably more expensive also.I had not stayed here, so my review is only for overall site and museum.

Review №12

There are multiple reasons why this is rated the “Best Hotel in the World” - while the architecture is splendid, the hospitality matches it to make it an unmatched experience even for well travelled folks. Amazing attention to detail by the F&B team and a lovely spa in a city that vastly underrated. Love coming back to this place!

Review №13

When you come to these places, it seems that you came during the time of Maharaja, this place is very nice

Review №14

Went for a short holiday. Such a grand palace!! And they make you feel so special!! Taj hospitality as usual the best!!! Food was soooo good. Sadique and Manisha pampered us so much that we could eat so much variety of food!! Thank you for making our holiday so special, royal and memorable!

Review №15

Very good place to visit in Jodhpur and the best time is after monsoon.One of the best thing is u will get a view of various royal vintage cars including rolls Royce model and various famous paintings and history of evolution of clocks, train (through various models)etc and charges is Rs 30 per person

Review №16

JODHPURA DELIGHTFUL BLEND OF THE MODERN AND THE TRADITIONALJodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan is popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architecture – forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The strapping forts that tower this magnificent city sum up to a spectacle you would not want to miss. The mammoth, imposing fortress of Mehrangarh has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of the fortress. The new city is located outside the structure. Jodhpur is also known for the rare breed of horses known as Marwari or Malani, which are only found here.Jodhpur marks its origin back to the year of 1459 AD. The history of this prosperous city revolves around the Rathore clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of Rathore Clan is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. The city is known to be built in place of the ancient capital, Mandore of the state of Manwar. Hence, the people of Jodhpur and surrounding areas are commonly known as Marwaris. Also, it is believed that the relics of Mandore can still be witnessed in the Mandore Gardens.

Review №17

Taj by TATA name itself explain the luxury and this is the one the best property since it has Royalty experience. You experience real time Umaid Bhavan Palace stay and royal treatment. What could be better than that..Hospitality and staff is 5/5. Decor awesome, rooms awesome, breakfast spread is good and you can order dishes on request it will be ready and serve..njoy the royalty...This worlds best hospitality royal property.

Review №18

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, is one of the worlds largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace is a museum.Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Review №19

The Making of Umaid Bhawan PalaceThe history of building the Umaid Bhawan Palace is linked to a curse by a saint who had said that a period of drought would follow the good rule of the Rathore Dynasty. Thus, after the end of the about 50-year reign of Pratap Singh, Jodhpur faced severe drought and famine in the 1920s for a period of three consecutive years. The farmers of the area, faced with this hardship, sought the help of the then Maharaja, Umaid Singh,who was the 37th Rathore ruler of Marwan  at Jodhpur, to provide them with some employment so that they could survive the harsh conditions. The Maharaja, in order to help the farmers, decided to build a lavish palace. He commissioned Henry Vaughan Lancaster  as the architect to prepare the plans for the palace; Lanchester was a contemporary of Edwin Lutyens, who had planned the buildings of the New Delhi government complex. Lanchester patterned the Umaid Palace on the lines of the New Delhi building complex by adopting the theme of domes and columns. The palace was designed as a blend of western technology and Indian architectural features.The palace was built at a slow pace as its initial objective was to provide employment to the famine-stricken farmers in the area. The foundation stone was laid in 1929. About 2,000 to 3,000 people were employed in its construction. Occupation of the palace by the Maharaja came after its completion in 1943, and close to the period of Indian Independence. There was some criticism for embarking on an expensive project but it had served the main purpose of helping the citizens of Jodhpur to face the famine situation.The estimated cost of building the palace was Rs  11 million.When it opened in 1943 it was considered one of the largest royal residences in the world.Umaid Bhawan Palace as seen from Mehrangarh FortThe site chosen for the palace was on a hill known as Chittar hill in the outer limits of Jodhpur, after which the palace is also known, where no water supply was available nearby and hardly any vegetation grew as hill slopes were rocky. The building material required was not close by as sandstone quarries were at quite a distance. Since the Maharaja had the foresight to bring his project to fruition, he built a railway line to the quarry site to transport the building material. Donkeys were inducted to haul soil to the site. The sandstone transported by rail was dressed at the site into large blocks with interlocking joints so that they could be laid without the use of mortar.The palace was built with dun-coloured (golden – yellow) sandstone with two wings. Makrana marble has also been used, and Burmese teak wood has been used for the interior woodwork.When completed the palace had 347 rooms, several courtyards, and a large banquet hall which could accommodate 300 people. The architectural style is considered representing the then in vogue Beaux Arts style, also known as Indo-Deco style. However, for many years the palace did not fully function following tragic events in the royal family. Umaid Singh who stayed in the place for only four years died in 1947. Hanwant Singh  who succeeded him also died at a young age; he had just won in the 1952 General Elections  and was returning home after this win when his plane crashed and he died. Gaj Singh 2 who succeeded his father then decided in 1971 to convert a part of the palace into a hotel

Review №20

It is one of the big private place for living with a total no of 347 luxury rooms and a museum.This place also have a vintage car collection.Currently its owner is Raja Gaj Singh who lived at this place in approx 20% part of it.Other rooms are given at lease to Tata.Approx 96 lacs rupees was the budget for making it.At that time it was made for providing the employment.

Review №21

“This museum is the highlight of my Maine trip. Using the Native voice as the primary on, its stories really touch the heart. The philosophies such as “Time is not linear, the past is the present and the present is the future”, and “Man was created to take care of Earth” show us a life filled with deep wisdom and understanding we must change the way we look at indigenous communities and respect and support them. This museum is a beautiful tribute to the Native man.”

Review №22

A palace which turned into a hotel partially, very beautiful it is. I love visiting Umaid Bhavan Palace and the museum. The palace is very huge, clean and well maintained. The Museum is bigger too and shows the royal culture of Rajasthan.You can see the vintage car collection as well, overall this place is worth visiting.

Review №23

Its a palace turned in to a hotel. A small portion is converted into a museum. The entry fees in Rs 30/adult and Rs 10/kids. Its easily accessible by car or an auto. Its located near the airport.

Review №24

Jodhpur famous attraction Umaid Bhawan Palace

Review №25

We went for a lunch date to the Indian restaurant risala.. Fantastic food and amazing service

Review №26

You can visit as its a good place to roam around

Review №27

One of the most popular Hotel in India. This is the best hotel in India If you come here, you will start considering yourself as a member of the Royal Family.The design and workmanship of this hotel is amazing The behavior of the staff here is very calm and nice.All the expansive things are kept in its rooms. Sun set from here also looks very Amazing

Review №28

Just awesome place wo visit to see the memories of Rajasthans Royal Family. The whole place is so beautiful and infrastructure is out standing. The greenery is awesome to capture travel memories.

Review №29

Its good but not much to explore

Review №30

Most beautiful palace hotel of India, the hospitality, ambience, food is better than best.The staff for hospitality is amazing and the chef specially quartered menu is best till now. Out of all the palace hotels in India this is the best or to say better than best.

Review №31

Hospitality and food is top class. Must visit. Kudos to the team.

Review №32

The structure is very beautiful and grand. However the rooms we were given has a very poor planning. Infact never seen such a small bed even in a 4 star hotel. Also I forgot my mobile charger in the room which surprisingly was never returned even after complaining. Definately cant expect from a property like Taj.

Review №33

Its a most beautiful palace in rajasthan. I really enjoyed inside . Very rare collection.

Review №34

🌟 Best 🇮🇳 Royal Palaces to Visit in India Which are Embodiment of Royalty. feel so blessing to stay in palace in my lifetime, looking forward to revisit again.

Review №35

Most beautiful luxurious hotel in india 🌠🌠

Review №36

The palace is beautiful as it is built by Indian men & in the presence King Umaid. The gallery is good especially the Vintage Car.

Review №37

Good palace but belongs to private property

Review №38

Beautiful place. Saw the vintage car collection and museum.Took a guide for that.You can also do shopping here.

Review №39

Good place to visit. Many royal things can be seen here.I would not recommend tourists to purchase anything here as it is very costly.Apart from the palace, awesome view of airforce station can be seen from outside of palace.

Review №40

Crown of Marwar !!Must visit for all tourist. Major attractions - Trophy Room, Vintage Cars, lock and clock room.

Review №41

Very special place. Go with your family and do not forget to keep a guide for historical information of this Place.

Review №42

Very nice and high facilities available.

Review №43

Best place to visit with family best to visit on morning 9:00 am or at Evening 3:00 pm fare 30/- for Indians and international visitor 100/- for fareFor full review check my channel PK KI VLOGS

Review №44

Feel like ROYALTY.Excellent ambiance.Great Service.Courtois staff.Overall MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE.

Review №45

A nicely built huge palace of Maharaja Umaidsingh . Designed by british architect having lots of rooms. Now around 70% is given to Taj group for hotel business. 20 % used by royal family and 10 % is converted into museum.

Review №46

Its mesmerizing place.... Superb service.... Rooms are very good ... For photo shoot its best palace.... We have done photo shoot in traditional dressing...

Review №47

Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction. Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. This heritage palace hotel in Jodhpur is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas, and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes. The last of the great palaces of India, the property houses a family museum, as well as the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, our 5 star hotel in Jodhpur offers 70 utterly breathtaking Art Deco- style rooms and suites. Tantalise your taste buds at Risala with authentic Rajasthani and Indian cuisine. Discover an array of European and Mediterranean delicacies at Pillars, set in a lovely colonnaded veranda. Unwind at the Trophy Bar with its unique hunting-themed décor and vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cigars. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa, or soothe your mind and body with yoga and meditation. Take a heritage walk and relive a fascinating bygone era brought to life through majestic monuments. Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discover the rich history of a palace that has enjoyed actual royal company—Maharani Badan Kanwar of Jodhpur having lived here. Stroll through the lush, landscaped Baradari Lawns, perfect for those who have always envisioned a fairy tale wedding. Come, experience luxury like the royals did.

Review №48

Very beautiful and royal palace. The immediate royal family of jodhpur lives here.

Review №49

Yaar hai to bahut acha but jo waha stay karte unk liye .Great for the people who loves museum of weapons arms and other ancient things.

Review №50

Palace converted into 7star hotel gives you the royal delight.

Review №51

If you are in Jodhpur, this is a must-visit. Enjoy history and view marvelous artifacts.

Review №52

Nice museum.... very good collection of clock very unique...

Review №53

Amazing amazing place in jodhpur. One of the most famous place in jodhpur, it’s a kind palace and wow beautiful palace, as big celebrities like Priyanka Chopra wedding was also been here!!!Great place to visit!!!

Review №54

Nothing is wrong here... !!The food, the room, the peacocks, the gardens and the staff...Had a wonderful experience staying here...

Review №55

Just a museum , which is family history other area are not accessible for visitors. Other two part is hotel and residual of royal family. Still good to go if you are really interested in royal family history. Over hyped and over rated place

Review №56

Rooms were not maintained properly and basic amenities were not provided

Review №57

Beautiful Property, Amazing Staff, Great Food!!A memorable experience :)

Review №58

Good architecture and beautiful palace but the museum is small and not that great. Most of the property is under Taj or is used by Royal family and only a very small part is used for museum.Even the Vintage car collection has only 6-7 cars.Ticket prices are cheap so one can always visit this place.

Review №59

Its just a beautiful and a fantastic palace everything is beautiful everything is luxurious and everything is royal THE PERFECT ROYAL PALACE best palace and a best hotel in the world

Review №60

Amazing palace! Beautiful place! Excellent experience!

Review №61

Umaid place is Best place on jodhpur and historic knowledge and hotel is luxury in place

Review №62

Nice architecture..but only 1/4 area for visitors that is not sufficient

Review №63

A chance to live in the 6th largest private residence in the world, to feel like a king, to live like a 👑

Review №64

Visited Umaid Bhavan Palace 29 - 31 Aug 2021.It was an experience of a lifetime. The palace is beautifully maintained. Experienced the original authentic grandeur of palace life. Beautiful garden overlooking the palace. Stayed at the Historical room.Special mention to the staff at the palace.Made us feel royal. Experienced the Rajasthan culture....there was music, dance and singing. Palace museum is another place to get to know the history of the palace. Even had the luck to watching the peacock dance with all its glory and pomp.The restaurant staff at Risala were extremely gracious and suggest local food for us. Special mention to Koushik, Puneet and Sadiqque (F&B). Special thanks to Mr. Sharoop Singh, Laxminarayan Sharma and the entire team to make our stay extra special. House keeping staff to attend to our needs.Would recommend a stay at the palace to those who would want a taste of how the Maharajas and Maharanis used to stay.Would be visiting again with our kids and parents.

Review №65

Its wow experienceThe hospitality is too good and staff is very cooperative

Review №66

A short stop for experiencing architectural view and how emperors live in a palace

Review №67

Best but bhawan is in 10% area only shows

Review №68

This is a very beautiful place. It is one of the famous and beautiful hotels in India. The design of this hotel mesmerizes the mind.

Review №69

Restaurant @ The Umed Bhavan Palace is bogus. Food is worst then the normal Restaurant, Services are also of poor quality. Charges are extremely exorbitant. It is certainly not a TATAs legacy. Not to visit again.

Review №70

Name is sufficient for its luxury and royalness, its a really royal place with royal touch, food is fantastic, morning cool breeze, peacock watching all are good moment

Review №71

Fantastic experience and special thanks to Mr. Chandan for taking care of our kids food requirements , Mr. Laxminarayan and Mrs. Anamika and Uma . Thank you :)

Review №72

Very grandeur palace to visit..must see the vintage collection of cars..

Review №73

Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthans heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Very nice place and a must visit place place which will reflect the Rajputana or the Rajasthani Culture. Please keep visiting the place.

Review №74

Mighty palace having beutiful garden ,historical weapons,dresses,Vintage Cars of Darbar Bavsi 👌

Review №75

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the worlds largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace is a museum.The groundbreaking for the foundations of the building was carried out on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943.

Review №76

No words can do justice to the grandeur and majesty of this palace. Few know it was built by the then HRH Maharaja Umaid Singh during the great Famine of Jodhpur to help its citizens earn money and have their livelyhood.The team of taj makes sure you are none than a Royal and treats you like one.Once in a lifetime experience for everyoneKhamaghani

Review №77

One of the best place to visit in jodhpur.and also a historical place.its a palace.For the car lovers, there are a half dozen of cars those will stuck there ...yes there are more wonderful & mesmerizing views of cars.And its the wedding place of Priyanka chopra and Nickie.

Review №78

The Last palace of Rajasthan ❤️Wonderful 🔥Great piece of architecture 👏🏻

Review №79

One section of the palace has been converted into a museum. The other sections are the abode of the existing royal family and the Taj hotel . Museum isnt very could cover ut in 30 mins.

Review №80

Good place but the museum was small as compared to mehrangarh one

Review №81

Very nice place in Jodhpur if want to explore heritage palace then definitely visit this place where you will find parking area in front of palace inside there is palace , museum ticket counter, 30 inr for per person small cafeteria where you will get kulfi and drinking water ,cold drink great place for hangout with family

Review №82

Its a five star laxury hotel. What a place... Everything is laxury here.

Review №83

Good taste specially try starter shikari chicken tikka & hygenic place also

Review №84

Awesome Ambience, Natural Beauty all around, Royal authentic Rajasthani cuisine & Hospitality with a lifetime experience.

Review №85

The museum has exhibits of stuffed leopards, a very large symbolic flag given to Maharaja Jaswant Singh by Queen Victoria in 1877, lighthouse shapes.The classic cars of the Maharajas are also on display in the garden in front of the museum.

Review №86

Very famous palace. the view is amazing for photography

Review №87

Perched on Chittar Hill overlooking the blue city of Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace was completed in 1943. This grand edifice is cherished for its stunning exterior and interior that features elements of Indo-Saracenic, Western Art Deco and Classical revival architectural styles. Constructed on an area of 26 acres, it is one of the largest private residences in the world, featuring 347 rooms. Currently, it is owned by Maharaja Gaj Singh, and also houses a museum that features stuffed leopards exhibits, classic cars that were used by the Maharajas, a vast collection of clocks in different shapes and sizes, photographs and memorabilia. A part of the palace (about 64 rooms) is converted into the heritage hotel that is managed by Taj Hotels. This palace is a testament to the Indian royal heritage!

Review №88

A simply outstanding palace and property. No detail has been ignored from internal fittings to flowers in the garden. This truly is the most spectacular palace and hotel in the world. The sunsets are dream like. Every food dish is prepared with so much flavour that you wont want to leave the property to dine outside. The museum is also steeped in much history and there are many stories to be told. It is a real gem in this world that is well worth anyones visit.

Review №89

Its very interested old Raja Maharaja place

Review №90

One word for Umaid is that it shows the jodhpurs cultural heritage also about Maharaja Umaid Singh

Review №91

What a Nice construction of this palace ...Nice Place to Visit🤩😎

Review №92

Place where heaven exists. A beautiful place to stay.

Review №93

Awesome place. Luxury hotel

Review №94

We cant go inside the palace because it has been a hotel. We have heard that inside palace hotel is beautiful scene.

Review №95

A very good ambience... 5 star hotel....

Review №96

Very nice museum to know our country royal history

Review №97

It is awesome place to visit in jodhpur. 5 star hotel is here. Beside hotel museum is soo cool with awesome car collection with old rolls Royce, morris, cadilack, Mercedes.

Review №98

It is one of the best places to visit & estay at Jodhpur. If you have the chance and the budget to stay here you absolutely should - the building is astonishing in scale and intricacy. You cant get a full feel for it just by visiting for dinner or to the museum. Service is excellent, there were a few issues in the restaurant like bringing the wrong drinks etc but all minor and swiftly resolved.

Review №99

The heaven of RJ19, Must visit place if u live in jodhpur or visiting jodhpur

Review №100

Very nice demonstration of Raja Umaid singhs life. Sad the Raja now has to let it to a hotel to survive.

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