A majestic palace where the West and the East merge.
The imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace and its vast gardens emerge like an oasis atop Jodhpur. Partially converted into a luxury hotel, it is one of the last great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world.
Its construction, a measure undertaken by the Maharaja Umaid Singh to provide work for the population in a time of drought and famine, began in the 1930’s and was completed 15 years later. Since then it has been the official residence of the Jodhpur Royal family.
The architecture, conceived by Henry Lanchester, fuses western and eastern influences, with special mention due to the central dome with a Renaissance spirit or the Rajput influenced towers. The interiors honour the tradition of luxury associated to Indian palaces and the decor follows the Art Deco style of the time. The rooms and royal suites also offer a fusion of cultures with all the comforts imaginable.
For dinner the hotel’s restaurants are tempting suggestions, both serve international flavours, well accompanied by local specialities. At the Risala the atmosphere is elegant and refined, while at The Pillars the charm, the views to the gardens and the Meherangarh Fort all stand out.
To enrich your stay, take delight in the exclusive and relaxing treatments of the Taj SPA. The massages and therapies, intensified with the aromas of Indian oils and experienced in this royal setting, will feel rejuvenating and make your whole experience at the Umaid Bhawan Palace even more unforgettable.