Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Jodhpur

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Visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, a part of the majestic, beaux-arts style palace that houses the Jodhpur royal family, making it one of the world’s largest private homes. The lavish yellow sandstone palace, completed in 1943, overlooks the city from Chittar hill and, besides the royal residence, boasts a hotel and a museum. Take a tour of the museum chambers to see an array of relics and items belonging to the royal family, including paintings, decor, gifts from other rulers, and a vintage car collection. For Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and beyond, use our Jodhpur trip itinerary maker site to get the most from your Jodhpur vacation.
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  • The property is very nice. Very peaceful palace. Every tourist who come to Jodhpur should visit this place.  more »
  • A massive place only part of which is open to the public. The museum here displays the recent history of the Royal family. There is also a collection of vintage cars  more »
  • Seeing it from afar all over the city, i was looking forward to se the Umaid..... but when you get there you are escorted to the side og the palace, a tiny part of the palace. There you can see pictur...  more »
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  • One of the most beautifully built palaces of that era. The architect behind the splendid structure was the renowned Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester. The particular palace with three hundred and forty seven spacious rooms is an architectural marvel. Currently serving as a hotel, guests of this hotel will be spectacular and grand structure that incorporates as many as three hundred and forty seven spacious rooms. There are various features of the palace that acts a visual treat to the visitors. The dome that rises to a height of five hundred feet reflects a somewhat western character. However, there is also a Throne room with murals depicting events from Hindu epic Ramayana. There is also a wood paneled library in the palace. These features provide an enriching experience to the tourists. A private museum, a Billiards Room, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and marble squash courts are also some of the popular features of the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Another prominent attraction in the palace is the display of a variety of weapons; large banner gifted by Queen Victoria and stuffed leopards. These attractions also manage to draw a large number of tourists and make Umaid Bhawan Palace one of the most visited tourist spots in Rajasthan. This palace is so much popular among the tourists as the various features of the palace to get a vivid idea about the architecture and history of the place.
  • The cleanliness is the first thing we should talk about. Brilliantly maintained! The whole area is eye catching. Inside of the palace is really very beautiful. We have all the artefacts of old times,times of the kings, displayed beautifully. There are various spots where you can click your pictures with beautiful backgrounds.
  • Holds the record for last build palace. Wonderful property. Worth every inch. Featured in all major tourist guides. Almost on every travel channel. Documented by many. It's a gem in desert.
  • When you are a lover of sandstone and you get to visit the most beautiful sandstone structure in the country, it is hard to feel anything but pure awe. This is by far the most well kept monument in India, spotless, clean, and so beautiful. The king and his family still reside in a part and a part has also been converted into a hotel. The gallery open to public is beautiful and I feel everyone should visit it at least once.
  • A magnificent and majestic palace that is visible from far away. On top of a hill. It's not a typical palace that's leaves a mark of the Indian royalties, as the architect was from Europe. Just a part of the palace is open for the visitors, however if one has money they can taste the royal living in this Morden palace. A must visit when in town and do check the museum for bit of information on the making of the palace.

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