Umaid Bhawan Palace is a grand palace located high on the Chittar Hill in
Jodhpur. The palace is considered the palaces of India and one of the
largest residence palaces of the world. Set up amid 26 acres of lush
gardens, this golden-yellow sand stone palace is the result of Maharaja
Umaid Singh's love to art and architecture. The palace reveals a beautiful
combination of eastern and western architecture. It has 347 rooms, gardens
and towers, all are lavishly decorated on both-external and interior. The
palace was started on 18 November 1929 and it got completed after 15 years'
successive work on 1944. Presently, the Palace is divided in three parts; a
five-star hotel, the residence of the royal family and a museum.
Quick Facts Location : Jodhpur , Rajasthan Open : 10 am to 4 pm, closed on Sunday Highlight : Scenic palaces and structures Started on : 18-Nov-29 Completed on : 1944 Built by : Maharaja Umaid Singh Highlight : Scenic palaces and structures Temperature : 46-25 C in summer, 21-8 C in winter
within the Umaid Bhawan Palace Architecture
The construction and conception behind it, both have been the subject of
tourist attraction. It is expanded in 26 acres with 3.5 acres of constructed
area and 15 acres of lawns and gardens. It has 347 elegant rooms, 110 feet
high dome in the center, a throne room with the exquisite Ramayana murals.
Along with many leisure facilities, it separate entrance for women and men.
The palce is a mixed bag of eastern and western architectural styles. It
has 105-foot high cupola reflecting the Renaissance while towers reveals
about Rajput tradition. Interiors reflect the Art Deco style with gilt
furniture and elegant artwork. Renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester
designed the place.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Beside Government Museum in Umaid Bhawan Place, the royal family of Jodhpur
has recently converted a part of the gigantic Umaid Bhawan Palace as a
Palace Museum which exhibiting pictures, arms, swords, and other items
relating to Jodhpur's royal heritage.
Umaid Public Garden
Umaid Public Garden is exquisitely designed with a refection of 1930s
English ideas. Formal in its setting, the palace also houses a zoo and a
museum. It is a great attractions among garden lovers of the world.
Jodhpur Airport is 5 km away from down town and
operates regular flights to all metropolitan cities of India including
Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
Railway Station :
There are two railway stations in Jodhpur, City and
Rai ka Bagh offer regular trains to Delhi, Jaipur and all important
destinations of country.
Bus Station :
Jodhpur is located on National highway and is
extensively connected by buses from Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi,
Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur. It can be approached by road from Delhi
via Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ajmer, Beawar and Pali.
Taxi, auto rickshaw, tonga (horse driven carriage) and
mini bus are primary means to move in the heart of city and around.
Hotels in Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the city of palaces and Havelis. Here, staying in hotel is a way
to experience erst while royalty of desert land. Heritage hotels of Jodhpur
has been the favorite venues of world celebrities. To accommodate budget
tourists, a number of economy class hotels are also available.
Some Other Attraction Near
Umaid Bhawan Palace Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort is a magnificent fort that seems engulfing over the Jodhpur
city. It was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 and houses beautiful palaces and
temples carved out of red stone with spell binding carvings and sprawling
Jaswant Thada is the beautiful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh
II, its construction and lavish carvings on stone reach to the standard of
Taj Mahal in Agra. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singhji in the memory of
What can be more exciting than village safari in Jodhpur. Those who want to
walk in the heart of desert culture, age old traditions and unique rustic
life style, this safari is almost must to take. The safari covers some
villages like Singhasni and Salawas etc.
Mandore, the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar, is just 5 miles in the
north of Jodhpur and houses cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers with
attached temples and gardens. A places where brave Rajput kings sleep.