Nestled amidst abundant beautiful gardens, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a scenic monument carved in golden-yellow sandstone. The Palace, built between 1928 and 1943, is a mixture of eastern and western architectures.
Artistic and extravagant interiors in Art Deco style which represents a graciousness of form from a simpler time. Also known as Chittar Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace today stands as one of the largest private residences in the world. Experience the royal tradition of the city of Jodhpur staying at Umaid Palace.
Umaid Bhawan Palace furnishes a wide variety of services and experiences and offers a taste of the royal life to its guests within and outside the Palace walls. This property is not only a palace but also a house built for pleasure. These essentials include :
Champagne Museum Walk
Stroll in the Palace Museum designed with ceramic objects, Victorian and Edwardian timepieces and modern century paintings of the royal era, models of aeroplanes and exquisite tableware from the Maharaja’s personal collection.
Brandy & Billiards
Enjoy Billiards and have fun along with a glass of solid Indian brandy. Soak and chill yourself at late night in the subterraneous Zodiac Pool.
Ali Akbar Hall
Named after the famous court musician and Sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan, this capacious amphitheatre is a perfect venue for watching films, lecture demonstrations and also to host audio/video presentations.
Discover your future through the predictions given by the acclaimed palace palmist and astrologer. This age-old practice was started by the ancient rulers of these desert kingdoms who strongly believed in their court astrologers.
Relax and rejuvenate at the Taj Jiva Spa. The Yoga classes comprises of Asana (yoga posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation that helps to relax.
Indoor / Outdoor Pool
Both indoor and outdoor Swimming Pool provides a cold and relaxing atmosphere to the guests. The indoor Zodiac Swimming Pool is located underground located next to the Taj Jiva Spa while the outdoor pool offers a panoramic view of the Mehrangarh Fort.
An arcade of shops and boutiques is available inside the palace. Here, visitors can either seek for ethnic jewellery, garments and souvenirs at the Jawaharat Boutique or wander through the rest of the shops and read for books, garments, handicrafts and antiques.
An array of beauty, Ayurvedic and wellness therapies are rendered to the guests in the salon or in the guest’s room.
At the Umaid Bhawan Palace, guests can have quality dining experience with a range of delicious cuisines and refreshing beverages. Apart from exceptional Indian and International cuisines, the visitors can also savour an array of traditional and contemporary favourites.
Fine restaurants and charming lounges add charm to the Palace. Relish private dinner anywhere within the palace grounds – in the turret or in the magnificent marble Baradari in a melodious and intoxicating setting.
The clients can opt for the right wine at Wine List at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Chosen by Sommelier, it leaves no stone unturned to cater to the tastes and occasions of the guests. Special tasting menus are arranged for the convenience of the visitors.
Risala offers scenic views of the gardens, the city and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort to the guests. It serves a mixture of imaginative and sumptuous Continental and Indian cuisines. Risala, meaning "cavalry", celebrates the acclaimed victory of the Jodhpur Lancers against the Turks at Haifa in 1918. Royal paintings add beauty to the restaurant.
Enjoy the stunning sunset with a leisurely drink or snacks at Pillars. Located in a lovely colonnaded verandah, have a delicious breakfast along with the native birds or the dancing peacocks that wanders early morning in the nearby gardens. It is an open-air cafe offering a wide variety of pre-plated meals, snacks, Rajasthani delicacies, full meals and teatime delicacies.
Sunset Pavilion – the highest dining point in Jodhpur, offers royal barbecue and international grills surrounded by the unique wall paintings of Royal Family, Hunting Tradition, Vintage Cars, Jodhpur Flying Club etc.
Warm Mulled Wine or Mulled Grape Juice are served after the guests reach the restaurant. A wide variety of soups and flambeed desserts are also allowed for the guests to savour. The Royal Barbecue specializes in Khargosh Soola, Jali (wire mesh) Fish etc. The guests can relish Biryani, local and Indian Breads along with the meal.
The Trophy Bar
Apart from snacks and finger foods, The Trophy Bar offers myriad selection of aperitifs, whiskeys, cognacs, tequilas, liqueurs, martinis and Bellini's, as well as Cuban cigars. Experience the soft music amidst the warm interiors surrounded by man-made objects and wildlife trophies. These are collected by the Maharajas during their tenures.
Tiger skin cushions, gazelles, bears, large wild boar tusks, binoculars and a collection of fishing gear along with hunting, fishing and pig-sticking memorabilia – all renders a feeling of sporting lifestyle of the ancient Maharajas. The real 6-foot elephant tusk, hunted in 1927, adds to the ambience of the Trophy Room.
An ideal location for organizing meetings, banquets and private parties, Umaid Bhawan Palace offers four venues with personalized service by the efficient staff. These regal halls or landscaped gardens can accommodate from 40 to 300 persons in theatre seating.
A theatre, suitable for screening of films and lecture-demonstrations, accommodates up to 100 guests. Enjoy memorable themed evenings throughout the Palace or on a Sand Dune along with unique cuisines and folk art performances.
Soothe your mind, body and soul at The Jiva Spa – the spa that offers millennia-old wellness and beauty treatments to its guests in a serene ambience. It also imparts yoga postures with efficient trainers. Exercise perfectly using Technogym equipments provided at the fitness centre. A fitness trainer is always at your beck and call in case of assistance.