Umaid Bhawan Palace, was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 19th Century, using stones extracted from chittar hill. Earlier palace was also known as Chittar Palace. Umaid palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. It is of the largest private residence, owned by Maharaja Gaj Singh (Grandson, of Late Maharaja Umaid Singh). The palace outstretches over 40 acres of land, with 347 rooms, dining halls, ball room, private cinema hall, sports area and so on; circumscribed by garden area. A part of the palace is turned into a hotel with luxury suites, deluxe rooms, fine dining restaurant and lounges with a cafeteria managed by Taj Group; rest of the palace is where the Maharaja resides with his family. Just a segment of it has been turned into a museum accommodating the unique specimens, amours, exquisite glass wares and crockery, depicting its history a miniature of the palace displayed in the centre. The walls are decorated with family portraits, royal paintings, there is a ticket required to visit the museum.
Vintage Treasure: It is a site to behold, to those who gasp at the mere thought of vintage and luxury cars owned by Maharahja Gaj Singh.
Taste of Royalty: If you harbor a deep rooted desire to be royal like, Umaid Bhavan is the answer to your prayers; you can get married in royal style and luxury in the palace premises. It has fulfilled dreams of many who dreamt of a royal wedding. Many Indian and international actors, rich and affluent celebrities from across the globe have fulfilled their royal dreams; not only celebrities the fort open its arms to all, many peoples too have realized their dreams as well.
Tips for traveler
History, Architecture, Photography, Luxury Hotel
Near Airport Road, Jodhpur
Entry to museum is 30 INR for Indians, 10 INR for children (5-11 yrs) and 100 INR for foreigners
Open on all days (10am to 4:30pm)