Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction.   Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. The palace is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas, and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes.   The last of the great palaces of India, the property houses a family museum, as well as the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, the luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel offers 70 utterly breathtaking Art Deco- style rooms and suites.   Tantalise your taste buds at Risala with authentic Rajasthani and Indian cuisine. Discover an array of European and Mediterranean delicacies at Pillars, set in a lovely colonnaded veranda. Unwind at the Trophy Bar with its unique hunting-themed décor and vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cigars.   Pamper yourself with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa, or soothe your mind and body with yoga and meditation.Take a heritage walk and relive a fascinating bygone era brought to life through majestic monuments.   Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discover the rich history of a palace that has enjoyed actual royal company—Maharani BadanKanwar of Jodhpur having lived here. Stroll through the lush, landscaped Baradari Lawns, perfect for those who have always envisioned a fairy tale wedding.   Come, experience luxury like the royals did.

Hotel Highlights
Palace heritage walks.
Evening Ritual.
Exclusive Butler Service
Folk Art Performances During Dinner
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Amenities
Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program (Subject to availability ) based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of complimentary and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are welcomed.
Hotel Essentials
  • GSTIN : 08AABCM0773G1ZL
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    22 rooms
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    42 suites
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    Luxurious rooms & suites with glorious garden views
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    Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
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    Makrana marble bathrooms with bathtubs & luxury bath amenities
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    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
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    Fine-dining Continental & Fusion Indian restaurant—Risala Pillars, an open-air all-day diner Trophy Bar
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    24-hour in-room dining
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    24-hour on-call doctor & nurse
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    Located on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur
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    Close to the domestic airport
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    24-hour business centre, with four meeting rooms fully equipped with modern conferencing facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
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    Indoor and outdoor parking facility for up to 100 cars
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    Concierge & multilingual staff
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    Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
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    Kids@Taj programmes & baby-sitting services for young guests
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    Heritage walks
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    City tours
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    Jiva Grande Spa
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    Large indoor and outdoor & kiddie pools
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    fitness centre
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    Yoga facilities
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    Billiards & pool tables
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    Croquet facilities
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    Cemented tennis courts
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    Marble squash courts Golf, polo & horse riding on request
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    Facilities for the disabled

Guest Rooms

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Awards

Robb Report 100 Resorts: Asia & The Pacific
Umaid Bhawan Palace was featured in the Robb Report 100 Resorts: Asia & The Pacific in 2014.
Outlook Traveller Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded Favourite Heritage Hotel in India at the Outlook Traveller Awards in 2014.
Condé Nast Traveler
Umaid Bhawan Palace featured in the Gold List by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016.
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was voted as the ‘Best Hotel in the World’, the ‘Best Hotel in Asia’ and the ‘Best Hotel in India’ at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016
National Business and Service Leaders Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded Best Palace Hotel at the National Business and Service Leaders Awards in 2015.
Condé Nast Traveler
Umaid Bhawan Palace was featured in the Gold List by Condé Nast Traveler in 2015.
India’s No 1 Brand Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded India’s Best Hotel at India’s No 1 Brand Awards in 2014.
World Travel Brands Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded Best Heritage Hotel in India at the World Travel Brands Awards in 2014 and 2015.
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded Best Heritage Hotel in India at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2015.
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Lonely Planet Magazine India
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded Best Heritage Hotel by Lonely Planet Magazine India in 2015.
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Brands Academy World Travel Brands Awards
Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded Best Palace Hotel at the Brands Academy World Travel Brands Awards in 2014.
CNN Travel List of Best Heritage Hotels in Asia – September 2018
Jiva Spa at Umaid Bhawan Palace received Luxury Wellness Spa Award for South West Asia Region for 2018 from World Luxury Spa Awards – August 2018
Highest NPS score in the North and West Region 2017 – 18.
Highest EES score in the North and West Region 2017 – 18.
January 2018 Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur ranked #1 Hotel in India, #2 in Asia and #3 in the World in Trip Advisor
Amongst Top 25 Best Hotels in the World – Trip Advisor – Travellers Choice Awards 2017
02nd Best Hotel in India – Trip Advisor – Travellers Choice Awards 2017
Amongst top 50 best hotels in the world – Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2017
Amongst top 20 best hotels in India - Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2017
Best Palace Hotel by World Luxury Hotel Awards-2017 - Switzerland
Asia’s Best 2017 Wellness Spa by World Boutique Hotels Awards - London
India’s Best Hotel Spa Award by World Spa Awards in 2017
The 25 Most Wish –Listed Destinations of 2017 - Conde Nast Traveller US
Most Preferred Hotel of the Year 2017 - Times National Marketing Excellence Awards

Location

Guest Speak

4.55/5
Excellent
14884
Beach 5.0
Bar 4.9
Service 4.8
Vibe 4.8
Amenities 4.6
Location 4.5
WiFi 4.5
Room 4.5
Food 4.4
Breakfast 4.2
Comfort 4.2
Dianne G. A. J. M.
9 days ago
Perfect in every way from the breathtaking, elegant Palace, to the wonderful staff and excellent meals.
Staying at the Palace has been a highlight of our holiday. The elegant splendour, the interesting family memorabilia, the intimate dining and Trophy rooms and, of course, your staff each and everyone attentive, friendly and proud to work with you. We were pleased to hear of the Maharaja's family history of philanthropy in the community.
Pragya K. C.
9 days ago
Excellent
It’s a beautiful property . Very well managed and courteous staff. We only had a slight issue in the organisation n planning of the unique dining experience we were booked for... since staff was initially little reluctant to give us a decent venue of choice..barring that it was a satisfactory experience. Karan at the restaurant during breakfast n dinner was extremely helpful n courteous and so was Divya at the reception with all her assistance for various bookings n other things.
Janette M.
9 days ago
An Incredible Experience
Excellent service provided by your amazing staff at all levels. The Trumpet & Red Carpet Welcome we received will forever be a highlight. Dining on the Terrace & at Risala Fine Dining were wonderful experiences, a highlight of our stay. The attention from the Serving Staff In both restaurants was excellent. The Room Service Staff were also exceptional, very caring & considerate. The Lift Attendant was also exceptional, anticipating our every move. The fact that all staff were knowledgeable about the history of the hotel and the projects the Maharaja has undertaken in the past and is currently undertaking was very heartwarming. I congratulate you and your team on your staff training programs, as to achieve the excellent standard of service provided at all levels requires an enormous commitment.from the Management & Training Teams. Thank you for an Amazing & Incredible Experience. Best Wishes to you and all your staff for the future. May you All have a long life & good health. With Best Wishes Jan M.
Christopher O.
9 days ago
Flawless
There are few words to describe what I characterize as the most seamless; elegant experience I have had in any hotel in the world. I am an regular international guest (and fan) of the Taj properties but had never had the opportunity to visit Umaid Bhawan. The establishment went far beyond my expectations. The sheer size of the palace is collosal, yet with only 70 guest rooms/suites, there is an unexpected air of intimacy. The consistency of the architecture with the originnal furniture and artwork in near unseen. The staff is impeccably trained (which means discrete and attentive but non-invasive). The only words are "you don't know what you are missing until you have been to Umaid Bhawan".