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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Near Circuit House Road, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India Map View Map

Hotel Location: Circuit House Road
Rooms: 64
Check-in time: From 1300 / Check-out time: Until 1100
  • Near Circuit House Road, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur


Overview

The Palace was built between 1928 and 1943 for the honor of and named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the grand father of our present Maharaja, and served as principal residence place for the Royal family. Maharaja Umaid Singh wanted to replace Mehrangarh Fort with an architecture that could be taken as new symbol of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and designated as one of the largest private residences in the world hosting 347 rooms.

This golden hued desert sandstone architecture marvel was designed by Henry Lanchester the renowned Edwardian architect. The lavish interiors, elegant artwork, gilt furniture and exotic murals are brain work of Polish artist Stefan Norblin.

This luxury building can be reached from Jodhpur Domestic Airport or from Jodhpur Railway station both within 6 kms of radius.

For local sight seeing take the Vintage Cars of Palace on rent and drive up to Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Gangaur, Guda Bishnoi and Osian. The famous Sardar Market at Ghanta Ghar is there for local food, handicraft collection and jewellery. Lake Balsamand and Lake Kaylana are the best places to hangout in the evening.

For recreational activities, visit palace museum, try the squash courts or enjoy a game of billiards. The Taj Spa is the best rejuvenating place by various therapies. Palace also arranges for a Grilled feast under starry night desert filled with local musical performance. 

Hotel Features
2Outdoors
  • Sun Deck
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Grounds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor pool
3Activities
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • steamroom
  • Tennis courts
4Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant With Dining Menu
  • Buffet-Style Restaurant
  • Restaurant/ Coffe Shop
5Internet
  • LAN and WiFi access (charges apply)
6Parking
  • private parking is available on site.
7Services
  • Room Service
  • VIP Room Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shoeshine
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Daily maid service
  • Currency exchange
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Travel Assistance
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business center
  • Smoking area
  • poolside bar
Room Types
  • Palace Rooms

    Palace rooms preserve the princely charm of old times. The luxurious fully air conditioned rooms have a double bed, sitting arrangements and welcome fruit basket. Relax in the balcony with dedicated sofas and table and enjoy the lush green manicure gardens. The new interior décor of colorful flooring, wall artwork and lush upholstery matches with old time’s designer lampshades and architecture. The in-room amenities at your stay are - Wi-Fi internet access, LCD TV with DVDs library, in-room electronic safe, a collection of Pillow menus, and well stocked private mini bar, direct dial dual line telephones with voicemails and Evening turndown service with sweets. Guests are provided with 24 hr in-room dining service by the Hotel.

    The modern furnished attached bathroom has a bathtub to soak in, shaving mirrors and essential luxury toiletries from Molton Brown. Interestingly, Palace provides bath menus to choose among 4 distinct styles – the energizing ‘Narangi Bath’, ‘Rani Padmawati milk bath’ for a rejuvenating bath, try ‘Rajput princess bath’ for a healing bath or get purified by ‘Vishuddhi Bath’ for a detoxification bath. Along with your stay, guests are advised to use the fitness center, jump into the outdoor pool or challenge a friend in the billiards room.

  • Historical Suites

    The symbol of Royal living Historical Suites used to be the residences of the members of the Royal family. Each suite is carefully given its won unique theme through the use of different color schemes, be it sage green, gold and maroon.

    The stylishly furnished private modern bathroom is has bathtub, separate shower stall and a Washroom cubicle with double vanity counter and mirrors. Don’t miss the styled bath menu provided by the hotel each with a specific purpose. The list includes ‘Vishuddhi Bath’ for detoxification and purifying the body, the exclusive ‘Rani Padmawati milk bath’ to regain the rejuvenating spirits, the healing purpose bath is ‘Rajput princess bath’ and ‘Narangi bath’ for energizing bath. For your comfort, the luxurious Molton Brown toiletries are provided in the bathroom. The suites have extra spacious bedroom with a double bed, large bed-front sofa, coffee table with fruit platter and executive work desk to handle office work. The large bay windows open to the lush green palace lawns. The attached private sit-out offers view of beautiful courtyards. A dedicated space for 24 hr in-room dining furniture is also provided. Palace allows the guests to use outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and billiard room.

    For your entertainment, there is LCD television with cable and centrally located DVD library. Stay connected to outer world with hi-speed internet access and dual line telephones with voicemails. Private bar, electronic safe and evening turndown service with sweets is also provided at your hospitality. 

  • Royal Suites

    Royal Suites are another style of luxury living. The spacious bedroom is accompanied with relaxing sofa and coffee table. The separate living room is showcasing detailed carvings on ceilings and crafted furniture. The flooring is of shining mirror-finished terrazzo. The separate room windows offer stunning views of the Baradari Lawns of Palace and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. The rooms are given a light and bright theme of pink. When in mood, guests can access the outdoor pools, challenge a friend on billiards table or hit out the fitness center.

    The in-room amenities at your stay are - Wi-Fi internet access, LCD TV with DVDs library, in-room electronic safe, a collection of Pillow menus, well-stocked private mini bar, direct dial dual line telephones with voicemails. Round the clock in-room dining service and evening turndown service with sweets are part of your stay here.

    The modern furnished attached bathroom has a bathtub to soak in, shaving mirrors, walk-in shower stall and washroom cubicle with double vanity counter and essential luxury toiletries from Molton Brown. Interestingly, Palace provides bath menus to choose among 4 distinct styles – the energizing ‘Narangi Bath’, ‘Rani Padmawati milk bath’ for a rejuvenating bath, try ‘Rajput princess bath’ for a healing bath or get purified by ‘Vishuddhi Bath’ for a detoxification bath.

  • Grand Royal Suites

    The Grand Royal Suites were supposedly the welcome house for the guests of Maharaja, visiting the Royal Palace. Each suite is differently designed and particularly furnished to match the tastes of various guests visiting here. It has a spacious grand bedroom with luxury amenities and a separate living room with separate sitting and dining furniture. Guests can opt for 24 hr in-room dining service.

    The stylishly furnished private modern bathroom has bathtub, separate shower stall and a Washroom cubicle with double vanity counter and mirrors. For your comfort the luxurious Molton Brown toiletries are provided in the bathroom. Your Grand royal bathing is taken care of by the distinct styles presented by the palace. ‘Vishuddhi Bath’ or detoxification bath, energizing purpose bath is ‘Narangi Bath’, the exclusive rejuvenating bath is taken care by ‘Rani Padmawati milk bath’ and the healing purpose bath is ‘Rajput princess bath’.

    For your entertainment, there is LCD television with cable and centrally located DVD library. Stay connected to outer world with hi-speed internet access and dual line telephones with voicemails. Private bar, electronic safe and evening turndown service with sweets is also provided at your hospitality. For your leisure time try the outdoor pools, fitness center and billiards table.

  • Maharaja Suite

    Maharaja Suite was the personal residence of Maharaja Umaid Singh, personally designed & renovated by the famous polish artist Stefan Norblin. True to his stature Maharaja Suite is a symbol of Masculinity of the Royal king. There is original painting of Maharaja in the room. The elegantly spacious suite has a large double bed and is accompanied with plush Ruhlmann sofas. The adjoining living room is a place for luxury & leisure. Decorated with murals of horses, leopards, tigers and the famed Jodhpur sport, pig sticking; the shelves are showcasing original artifacts of old times. The drawing room has designer executive work desk area to carry office work. It is also provided with mirrored bar area to try the exotic drinks. Living room is provided with large capacity in-room dining arrangements. The ambiance is lit up by Chrome flaming torches. Electronic safe, pillow menu and evening turndown service with sweets is also provided at your hospitality.

    The Royalty of Maharaja can be seen in 5 fixtures luxurious bathroom which has bathtub, separate shower stall, double vanity counter and a Washroom cubicle with large mirrors. The Glass tiled bathroom is attached with a private steam room & adjoining couple therapy and treatment room. The Royal bath menu serves a distinct purpose each - ‘Vishuddhi Bath’ for detoxification and purifying the body, the exclusive ‘Rani Padmawati milk bath’ to regain the rejuvenating spirits, the healing purpose bath is ‘Rajput princess bath’ and re-energizing ‘Narangi bath’. The modern luxurious bathroom toiletries are sponsored by Molton Brown. Other in-room amenities are dual lines telephone, Wi-Fi internet access and cabled LCD television and centrally located DVD library. Enjoy a day break at billiard table, outdoor pool or fitness centre.

  • Maharani Suite

    Right across the crystal fountain and separated from Maharaja Suite is the royal house of the beautiful royal lady Maharani Badan Kanwan. Guests are greeted by the Stefan Norblin’s mural work of the ‘Goddess Kali’ etched on shining black glass inside the suite. A spacious bedroom is adjoining with elegantly designed drawing room. The dining room can seat 10 guests and is attached with a Kitchenette. A separate dressing room and large wardrobe is provided too. The original décor work is retained in the suite making it a perfect blend of pinks, blacks, chrome and mirrors, a brain work of this Polish artist. The enormous attached private terrace is provided with dedicated sitting furniture and panoramic view of palace gardens and Mehrangarh fort in the backdrop.

    Enclosed with the suite are massage room and couple therapy room, along with private yoga room.

    For your entertainment, there is LCD television with cable and centrally located DVD library. Stay connected to outer world with hi-speed internet access and dual line telephones with voicemails. Well stocked Private bar, electronic safe, pillow menus available and evening turndown service with sweets is also provided at your hospitality.

    The luxuriously furnished extra spacious private bathroom is equipped with ‘Ploh Linen’ - a bath tub carved out of a single piece of Italian pink marble. Sofa seating is arranged too inside. Attached to it are steam room and private Jacuzzi. Probably the best thing in your stay is the distinct bath menu provided by the hotel each with a specific purpose. For rejuvenating bath take ‘Rani Padmawati milk bath’, ‘Vishuddhi Bath’ or the detoxification bath, ‘Rajput princess bath’ is the healing bath and ‘Narangi bath’ for energizing bath. For your comfort the luxurious Molton Brown toiletries are provided in the bathroom. Guests can very well use fitness centre, outdoor pools and billiard room.

Accomodation

Relive the grandeur of Rajputana era while staying at any of the 64 rooms and suites at the hotel which offer a heady mix of style and spacious elegance. Categorized as Maharani Suite, Maharaja Suite, Royal Suites, Regal Suites and Deluxe Rooms, these peaceful havens of luxury and comfort provide lavish accommodation amid contemporary facilities. Room facilities on offer include:

  • Spacious Balcony
  • Private Living, Dressing, Drawing and Dining areas in some suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Wardrobe
  • Stylish bath
  • And many more
Dining

Risala

Risala goes by its literal meaning “Cavalry”. It is a tribute to the victory of the Jodhpur Lancers against the Turks at Haifa in 1918. A good show case of artifacts is kept in the memory of the war. The original handmade life size portraits of Maharaja Sumer Singh and Maharaja Umaid Singh add the old charm to the place. This fine dining restaurant serves Indian and Continental delicacies. Don’t miss the authentic Rajasthani cuisines coming directly from the Royal Kitchen of Maharaja.

Open for lunch and dinner, book a table to try their finest and widest collection of domestic and international wine. The in-room dining is a bright colorful décor royal ambiance. The window side dining gives beautiful view of Mehrangarh Fort, palace gardens and the blue city Jodhpur.

Pillars

Pillars, the multi-cuisine restaurant cum café, is aptly setup to suit its name. This alfresco setting can be located in the western back side of the hotel by the side of array of red sandstone pillars. Set up in the verandah, this is a perfect place to have some leisure time, hangout with friends or make new companions. Open all day, this is a perfect place to try freshly brewed coffees, teas, light snacks or full meals. Take up an evening at this place to experience the sunset. Across the pillars is Baradari lawns frequently visited by peacocks and nearby chirruping birds. At late evening, brighten up Mehrangarh fort rise up the spirits.

Sunset Pavilion

Sunset Pavilion is personally setup by present HH. His inputs are implemented carefully to take the guests in the times of 1940s. The guests are first taken to carve wood interiors elevator that stops at the “Whispers” gallery. The gallery wall is a royal showcase of wall paintings depicting the royal family members, Vintage cars collection, hunting tradition pictures and Jodhpur flying club. The royal motifs of Jodhpur are placed all over the place.

Open for evening brunch and dinner, the expert chefs try the best food presentation of Barbeque and Grilled servings. The must try signature dishes at this place are – Angus steak, Khargosh Soola, Barbequed Lamb, Grilled Ravioli and Wire meshed Fish. Your meal is added with Indian breads and Biryani. Guests are served welcome drinks of warm Mulled wine or Mulled Grape Juice.

The Trophy Bar

The Trophy Bar is a royal place for a leisure time with your family, friends and make new companions. The bar is a symbolic representation of hunting trophies on display in the form of large Wild Boar tusks, Tiger skin cushions, Gazelles, Bears, binoculars and a collection of fishing gear along with hunting, fishing and pig-sticking memorabilia. An original 6-foot elephant tusk hunted by the royal family is the main trophy on display.

Guests here should absolutely try finest selection of whiskeys, tequilas, martinis and other creativity with alcoholic drinks; well complemented with Cuban cigars. Try their sumptuous light snacks and finger foods with fun filled soothing musical time.

Private Dining

Take up a surprised dining booking with your loved one or date dining at Umaid Palace. The unexpected dining arrangement can be seen at high raised secluded turret or one quiet corner of Baradari Lawn. The special menu is created in consultation with the chef to involve in your private dining.

This romantic dining is joined by soft beat music and the pleasant scent of dhoop (incense).

Useful Info

Distance from  Airport

  • Jodhpur Airport (3.6 kilometers)

Distance from Railway Station

  • Jodhpur Railway Station (5 kilometers)

Distance from Top Attractions in the Area

  • Mehrangarh Fort- 5.9 kilometers
  • Jaswant Thada- 5.7 kilometers
  • Nehru Park- 6.1 kilometers
  • Sadar Government Museum- 3.8 kilometers
Useful Hotel Stats
  • Number of Bars- 1
  • Number of Floors- 3
  • Number of Restaurants- 3
  • Room Voltage- 110
  • Year Hotel Built- 1943
  • Year Hotel Last Renovated- 2007
Treatments

Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is the residence of the Jodhpur royal family. A golden-hued desert sandstone monument, entering this palace is an incredible experience in itself. At the amazing ambience of Jiva Spa, the guests are taken through a royal journey of harmony, rejuvenation and healing. Through a range of therapies and practices, guests are delivered the best benefits in terms of rejuvenation and revitalization, both externally and internally.

Through a combination of various therapies and treatments, along with Yoga and meditation, the impurities of the body are cleansed and the body is gifted with a natural glow. The various kinds of treatments available at the Jiva Spa at the Umaid Bhavan Palace Jodhpur are signature experiences, Indian therapies, body scrubs and wraps, Ayurveda therapies, Yoga and meditation, beauty and spa indulgencies.

The Signature Experiences

Signature experiences provide an in-depth understanding of traditional Indian practices and ancient rituals. By applying natural ingredients onto the body, along with various kinds of massages and techniques, the ultimate aim is to revitalize the body completely. The various programs provided under this treatment are, Chandana, Samattva, Sushupti, Trupti, Vishrama.

Indian therapies

Indian Therapies draws their inspiration from time-tested Indian therapies that have held their own in the modern world and continues to be practiced in certain parts of India. Under these treatments, various kinds of massages are employed to relive the sore muscles and provide immense relief. The various kinds of treatments provided under this program are, Champi, Pehlwan Malish, Ventoz, Pada Mardana and Indian Aromatherapy. 

Body Scrubs and Wraps

Under the Body Scrubs and Wraps treatment, perfect exfoliation and renewal is provided to the body through an exclusive range of concoctions that are prepared using the freshest ingredients. An effective combination of Indian herbs, sea salts and pure essential oils is used which enable to rejuvenate and nourish the body. The therapeutic properties of these scrubs and wraps cleanse and moisturize the skin and leave it with that highly coveted glow. The various kinds of programs under this treatment are Aksha, Posha, Vishuddi.

Ayurveda Therapies

Most of the treatments and therapies are mainly derived from Ayurveda, the ancient body of knowledge which help a person in achieving holistic wellness. Through a variety of signature experiences, the four key aspects are sought to be fulfilled, which are: the Vaidya (The physician), the therapist, the medicine and the guest.

Beauty

It’s a universally acknowledged fact that maintenance of a glowing skin requires a careful regime of effective ingredients with proven therapeutic practices. The use of Indian herbs and rich essential oils aim to gift the skin with a rejuvenated appearance. The various programs available under this treatment are, Jiva Signature Facial, Jamarosa Root Facial, Tulsi Facial, Champak Facial, Neem Facial, Spa Energizing Facial, Hast Snana (Manicure), Pada Snana (Pedicure).

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga and meditation are proven ancient practices that help you eliminate stress and gift you with a healthy mind and body. At the Jiva Spa here, yoga is offered under the guidance of the Bihar School of Yoga, a holistic form of Yoga achieved through a combination of physical, psychological and spiritual aspect of our lives. The fabulous background serves to embellish the entire experience.

The programs available under this treatment are, Advanced, Advanced Surya Namaskar, Balanced, Dynamic, Gentle, Pranayama, Ajapa Japa, Antar Mouna, Hirdayakasha Dharana, Yoga Nidra, Jala Neti, Kunjal Kriya, Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana, Abhilaya.

Spa Indulgences

At the Taj Jiva, it’s all about indulging yourself in a variety of royal experiences. The various kinds of exquisite services available here include beauty and wellness treatments that are suitable for royals. The best ingredients are combined to bring about that amazing glow and rejuvenated mind and body. The various kinds of programs available under this treatment are, Ajinv, Pranam, Soma, Soundarya, Sukha, Svashakti.

Note
  • Government-issued photo ID required