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Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

The Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world's largest residences, and one of the most beautiful palace hotels in India, if not the world. Perched high above the capital of Jodhpur on Chittar Hill, the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace still remains the residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of Jodhpur, and his family. Fit for a king, this opulent Palace is apparent from the very first glimpse of brilliant sandstone basking on the immaculate lawns and 26 arces of manicured gardens. The last of the great palaces to be built, between 1928 and 1943 this heritage hotel is truly living history. The palace is perfectly located, near to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, 20 minutes from the airport and close to the main sites of the Blue City of Jodhpur.

Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and enjoy the princely lifestyle in one of the 64 Art Deco styled palace rooms and regal suites. Old world charm is seamlessly married with all the latest luxurious of modern day living.

Providing the legendary Taj service indulge in the princely cuisines at the various restaurants, within the magical setting of the palace.  Adorned with royal motifs and portraits, Risala provides authentic Rajasthani and Indian cuisine with sweeping views out onto the gardens. Set in the grand colonnaded veranda, Pillars offers an alfresco experience of European and Mediterranean delicacies. At the Sunset Pavilion, sample the royal barbeque.  Finally end your day and unwind at the Trophy Bar with its unique hunting-themed décor and vast selection of cocktails and fine liquors.

 

 

Soothe your mind and body with the rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa or in the private yoga studio and subterranean Zodiac Pool.  The hotel is also home to the Umaid Bhawan Museum, where all resident guests are allowed to visit.  Here you will see wonderful exhibits of porcelain, clocks, photographs, taxidermy, art and various memorabilia collected throughout the years.  The collection also extends to the Maharajas impressive array of vintage classic automobiles.

 

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