You can now stay in Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Umaid Bhawan Palace is now open for guests who want to live on the regal side of life
- The palace is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to absorb the sights and sounds of Jodhpur
- Built between 1928 and 1943 – the palace is part-residence of the former Jodhpur royal family
Jodpur’s famous Umaid Bhawan Palace – aka, the residence of the former royal family – is now open for paying guests.
Those wishing to get a real feel for the culture of Northern Rajasthan, India, can now come and stay in the opulent surroundings that used to play host to some of the most famous aristocrats in the country’s history.
Part of the luxurious marble residence functions as a hotel, managed by Taj Hotels, while a section of the property is a museum.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace is an important piece of Rajasthan’s heritage and a symbol of new Jodhpur. The palace has always symbolised prosperity in Jodhpur. However the meaning behind the prestigious building is slightly more profound.
There was a reason to why it took such a long time to build, despite it being quite large, it provided several employment opportunities to those who were in need. During the 1920’s Jodhpur was undergoing severe famine and draught. The palace provided jobs to the affected farmers in the area.
The palace has been preserved well over the years, making it a stunning location to stay in while you are visiting Northern Rajasthan. The property keeps its historical, royal charm with its marble interior, and traditional Indian accents, as well as beautiful large paintings in each of the guest rooms.