The Umaid Bhawan Palace at Jodhpur is one of the famous Palaces of Rajasthan. This palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh and after him only the name ‘Umaid Bhawan Palace’ is placed. It was built for the welfare of the people. The main purpose of Maharaja was to give employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long period of drought and famine. It is located at the Palace road in Jodhpur.
Umaid Bhawan Palace is 6.5km from Mehrangarh Fort. When this palace was built it was the world’s largest private residence with 347 rooms.
The building prominent central dome is110 feet high and on the other side the palace ground covers 26 acres out of which the constructed area is 3.5 acres and 15 acres are devoted to lawns. Now Umaid Bhawan Palace is converted to a five star deluxe palace hotel. The interiors of the Palace are modified with modern comforts. It is highlighted for its Principle Residence of the Royal Family of Jodhpur. In the palace guests can avail of numerous facilities like Palatial Accommodation, Swimming Pool, Hotel museum and Library, Golf, Billiards, Squash, Tennis, Private Auditorium, Home Theatre, Palmist, Astrologer etc.
The main attraction of the palaceis its collection of weapons, Stuffed leopards, Antiques, Unique Crockery, Crystals, Clocks, Huge Banner presented by the Queen Victoria and collection of books. Recently the ruling family of Jodhpur has converted a gigantic part of the Palaces into a Museum. For weddings, Umaid Palace bestows the special union with the magical galas. The palace background is enhanced with rainbow-hired Rajasthani costumes and ambiences and all the splendid trapping of a ancient royal wedding.A visit to Jodhpur is incomplete without a visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is one of the finest palaces in the world’s.
Airways Jodhpur is connected with the Indian Airlines from other major cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai.
Railways Jodhpur can also travel by rail as it is connected with Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Abu Road and some other major cities.
Roadways Buses are regular available from Jodhpur.