Umaid Bhawan Palace
: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
: 20th Century
: Converted Into Hotel And Museum
: Jodhpur in the north Indian state of Rajasthan.
: Largest and grandest private residences in the world.
: 3 kms. from Airport, 5 kms. from Railway Station, 3 kms. from Bus Stand.
This is known as Umaid Bhawan Palace because of the particular type of sandstone used, to build it - which is not weathered. Portions of the
Umaid palace have been converted into a hotel and a museum.
Located in the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is known for its impressive fortified bastions, specially those of
Mehrangarh Fort, which has been a witness for many battles and is associated closely with the history of the region.
Being a part of the desert triangle, and venue of Marwar Festival it is also covered by the famous "Palace on Wheels", a super luxurious (emperor style) rail-cum-road package tour.
The city again is of high tourist attraction and has all basic amenities for both domestic and foreign tourists. Hotels from Super Deluxe ranging to low budge can be checked in. It is well connected by rail, road and air to the city as it again witnesses high flow of tourist traffic in winters.
Umaid Bhawan Palace is one palace that combines architectural extravaganza with aesthetic triumph. To believe it you have to experience it. Maharaja
Umaid Singh conceived the Palace as the centerpiece of his massive famine-relief scheme. The distinguished designs of Henry
Lanchester for Cardiff City Hall and Law Courts/Central Hall, Westminster, impressed Maharaja
Umaid Singh, and Lutyen's protege was commissioned for the job.
In 1977, Umaid Bhawan Palace was converted into one of India's grandest luxury hotel. Now a heritage hotel/ museum and residence of the royal family it boasts of 300 rooms, theatre, eight dining rooms, banquet hall, ballroom and an indoor swimming pool.
Reaching Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Air : Jodhpur has its own airport that links it with major tourist destinations of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
Rail : The railway network connects Jodhpur with Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
Road : Jodhpur can be easily reached by road as well. There are well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations like Delhi (597 km), Udaipur (260 km) and Jaipur (336 km).