Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India
Designed by renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester, the palace is a blend of eastern and western architectural influences – perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur. The palace is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes. Nicely 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. Amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, the luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel offers 64 grand rooms and suites.
Facilities & Activities :
Step into the Jiva Spa in this glorious ambience and you are greeted by the lush scents of Indian aroma oils. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies, or soothe your mind and body with yoga and meditation. These experiences are highlighted by Zodiac – the sparkling indoor swimming pool – and the grand tennis and marble squash courts. Guests can also take a heritage walk and relive a fascinating bygone era brought to life through majestic monuments – or join the hotel for an insightful and entertaining walk around the palace. The butlers keep you enthralled with its rich and varied stories and a meaningful visit to the museum on the property. The hotel offers complimentary newspapers, room service and 24-hour in-room dining plus 24-hour laundry service.
Rooms & Suites:
Live like royalty at the luxurious Umaid Bhawan Palace. The hotel offer 64 rooms in six different room categories. The Palace Rooms are exquisitely embellished with Art Deco interiors and equipped with modern amenities. A charming blend of original décor from princely times and the latest conveniences, they are truly unique. All rooms are equipped with a pillow menu, Forest Essentials bath amenities, a makeup mirror, hair dryer, plush bathrobes & slippers, padded hangers for suit and skirt, bath menu. Rollaway or extra beds are available on additional charge on a per night basis. For the entertainment guests have a large flat-screen LCD TV, a DVD player & DVD library and a multimedia port. Guests are invited to use the complimentary basic Wi-Fi or book premium Wi-Fi at a nominal charge. Furthermore the guest can choose between smoking & non-smoking rooms. The rooms have dual-line telephones with voicemail and daily housekeeping & turndown service. All rooms have an iron & ironing board on request. The rooms are also provided with a tea-coffee maker, a Yoga kit and a well-stocked minibar and an electronic safe.
At Umaid Bhawan Palace, they offer private dining in fairy tale settings, with handcrafted menus and impeccable service. With the magnificent palace as a backdrop, these are culinary memories you will treasure forever. Spoil 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.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Palace Road, 342006 Jodhpur, Indien
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