Umaid Mahal Overview

Ranked 5 of 31 sightseeing in Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. One of the world's largest private residences, the palace has been named after Maharajah Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace. Taj Hotels manages a part of the palace. Called Chittar Palace during its construction, the palace was completed in 1943.

The palace was constructed between 1929 and 1943. Situated on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, the palace is a blend of Indian and European architectural influences. Edwardian architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester and Indian architect Budhmal Rai designed the palatial building. Renaissance has inspired the building's prominent central dome, which is a 32 m high cupola. Towers of the palace draw inspiration from Rajput tradition.

Blend of art Deco and millennia-old Hindu architectural traditions is evident in the architecture of the palace. Presently owned by Gaj Singh, the palace is divided into three sections. These include a luxury Taj Palace Hotel (in existence since 1972), the residence of the erstwhile royal family, and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family. Exterior of the building is adorned with landscaped gardens.

 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Gurvinder Singh

Gurvinder Singh2.5/5

11 reviews

Royal life

One of most famous tourist spot in Jodhpur displaying royalty and royal lifestyle, but offers very little for tourist as most of the part is commercialized and converted into a hotel and barricaded for common visitors. At the entrance guides will lure you to accompany, my suggestion is guides are not required if you want to really understand and enjoy as they cover the things and move very fast. Its a small places with written information available so one can enjoy on his own.

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Ashishkumar Patel

Ashishkumar Patel4.3/5

26 reviews

Historical Palace with Vintage Cars

Um med Bhavan is one of the best Palace I have seen till. It is located in Jodhpur. The Um med Hotel is also nearby Palace which was managed by Taj Hotels. Palace is named after Maharaj Um med Singh. Vintage cars which was driven by Maharaj were also there for Exhibition.
  • Historical Palace with Vintage Cars
  • Historical Palace with Vintage Cars
  • Historical Palace with Vintage Cars
  • Historical Palace with Vintage Cars
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Er. rahul

Er. rahul5.0/5

184 reviews

Umaid Hal

Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. In 1944, it was the last of the greatest palaces built in Jodhpur. It is named after the then Maharaja of Jodhpur, Raja Umaid Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It is one of the largest private residences in the world.

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Sandeep kaushal

Sandeep kaushal5.0/5

1 review

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after MaharajaUmaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh of the palace, this edifice has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace also houses a museum.
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Vipul

Vipul5.0/5

35 reviews

Grand, Modern and Beautiful !!!

Grand, Modern and Beautiful !!! This sums up our visit to Umaid bhavan. This palace is named after umaid singh maharaja between 1929 and 1944. The palace is built in Artdeco style since the maharaja liked the western architecture. The palace consisting of around 350 rooms is divided in three parts : first part resides by Maharajas family, second part converted into a hotel and managed by the Taj group and a very small part kept open as a museum for visitors. The museum has depictions of the maharaja times like collections of cutlery, clocks, paintings, furniture etc. What's different here from other city palaces is the royal family owned vintage cars which is exhibited right opposite to the palace. Museum not very great but this place is good to visit to see the Grand and modern structure of the palace.

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  • Grand, Modern and Beautiful !!!
  • Grand, Modern and Beautiful !!!
  • Grand, Modern and Beautiful !!!
  • Grand, Modern and Beautiful !!!
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Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma5.0/5

149 reviews

Awesome achitecture

Extraordinary blend of western technology, and many Indian architectural features. It's so traditional and contemporary simultaneously. It has three parts the residence of the royal family, a Taj Palace Hotel, and a Museum.

Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

380 reviews

A nice palace

Umaid palace have 347 luxurious rooms, there are three portion in this palace, one is used by the royal family of Maharaja umaid singh's grandson, second is for hotel purpose, and third is for public to see the old things of Maharaja Jodhpur.

Shaifali Mishra

Shaifali Mishra3.9/5

40 reviews

Well-maintained Mahal

The Umaid Bhawan Palace is divided into two parts. Half of the part of the palace stories of the royal family paintings and items on display in a form of a museum and the remaining half is converted into a royal stay hotel. The part of the Movie " Jawani Diwani " was shot in this hotel. Both the museum and the hotel have a separate entrance and you would be charged INR 60 bucks to enter. Which is totally worth the view and taste of royalty you see at the museum. It's a must visit place if you are visiting Jodhpur.

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  • Well-maintained Mahal
  • Well-maintained Mahal
  • Well-maintained Mahal
  • Well-maintained Mahal
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Aslam Khan

Aslam Khan3.2/5

6 reviews

Impressive palace of the Royal family

Although the building is huge, but half of it occupied by a 5 star hotel and the rest is still used by the royal family. Only the lower floors of a small section are open to the public. There is a small entrance fee. On display are portraits of the royal family, their crockery, cutlery, dining table and other objects of daily use. We finished our visit within 30 minutes. No restaurants/stalls nearby.

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Sumit Acharya

Sumit Acharya4.3/5

1 review

Great place to see the original heritage

A must visit place in Jodhpur if you are there. Very attractive sculpture and the inside look. If you want to see original heritage you should be there. Always full of celebrities, there is a restaurant also for having some food.

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