Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester conjured up an image of a royal palace in 1928 which materialized as Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur. A heritage, part of which is now Taj hotel, the palace exudes opulence and elegance in artful tapestry, meticulously engraved ceiling, spacious corridors overlooking great views of landscape and tastefully decorated rooms. Art Deco style of architecture embraces every nook and corner of the palace where Indian and western style are convincingly amalgamated. Portraits of Rajputana warriors merging with the décor of the sandstone monument create an enchanting ambience, more when the palace is also equipped with every conceivable service. Guests are thus greeted in this world class heritage hotel with the traditional Rajasthani welcome- 'Padhaaro Mhare Des'.
No of Rooms : 64
At royal place the dining is a distinctive feast every time guests are to quench food cravings. Food by the finest chefs can be ordered anywhere guests choose for private dining. Conversely, they can sit for an elaborate meal in 'Risala' offering Indian and Continental Cuisine. 'Pillars' for Drinks and Snacks and 'Sunset Pavilion' for Barbeque and Grilled Food are the other restaurants to stray from a banquet.
A cozy time is guaranteed in The Trophy Bar filled with light music and decorated with animal skins and elephant tusk, where the only thing left to do is to choose from a variety of drinks and snacks and savor the time.
What once was a secret of rejuvenation owned only by the royal families at the palace can now be experienced at The Grande Jiva Spa. Ancient therapies and exotic herbs come together to give guests a great time in the spa which used to belong to Maharaja and Maharani only. Besides, Yoga and State-of-Arts Fitness Centre can also be used to give body and mind the much needed escape. Training assistance is provided all the time.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Jodhpur - 342006
When it comes to accommodation, no other place can so aptly offer palatial rendezvous. The Palace Rooms, Historical Suites, Royal Suites, Maharaja Suite, Maharani Suite and Grand Royal Suite are telltale of the experience, guests are going to embark on while in Umaid Bhawan. These accommodations are a reflection of bygone era but fitted with the amenities found in most modern hotels. DVD/CD Player, Bathroom TV, Mini bar, refrigerator, in-room safe, direct-dial phone, etc are available. Moreover, the facility of in-room massage, in-room childcare, extra bedding, etc can be asked. Whatever is left can be done by butlers who are always there, ready to answer any call.
The palace has everything essential for the guests. The list below though not comprehensive gives away some insights-importance