Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the best examples of the opulence of the rulers from Rajasthan, back in the days. It is undoubtedly the most elaborate and lavish palace in the whole of Rajasthan. Once a royal palace and now a heritage hotel, only a part of the palace is now open to the tourists. The Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is the one part of the palace that is open to all the tourists even if you are not staying there. When you visit Jodhpur, it is one thing that you must definitely visit. People may think that it is just a museum and end up missing it in their tour but it surely is a sight to behold.

When you visit this beautiful palace, you will be left spellbound with the architecture and magnificence. It is one of world’s largest private residences but now with a part of it run as a heritage hotel. Moreover, the museum at this place has some of the best relics and artefacts seen in Rajasthan.  You not only get to see the grandeur of the place but also get to have an understanding of the history of the place and royals who lived there. The vintage cars of the royals, stuffed leopards, artefacts and relics are some of the things you get to witness in the museum.

  • Location
  • The location of this magnificent museum is ideally located within close vicinity of the main town of Jodhpur. With the airport just 3kms away and the railway station 5kms away, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is easily accessible. Jodhpur airport is connected to the major cities of Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi in India. If you want to travel by local transport then the main bust stand of this area is just 3kms away. If you are travelling with a tour operator, the chances are that you will go by road and the national and state highways are there for you ... + Like to Read More

  • Entry Fee
  • Indian Nation Per Adult : INR 30 Foreign Nation Per Adult : INR 100 Child 5 to 11 Years : INR 10

  • Visiting Time
  • Umaid Bhawain Palace Museum remain open every day 10 AM - 4:30 PM

  • History
  • The history of this palace is not even 100 years old, making it relatively a modern piece of architecture especially when we compare it with other historically significant monuments and palaces of the state. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929, the construction work got finished by 1943. It took close to 15 years to build this incredibly huge private residence. With 347 rooms in the palace, it surely makes it to the list of the biggest private residences in the world. Behind this opulent residence lies a beautiful story in a way. Due... + Like to Read More

  • Architecture
  • The architecture of the palace has the right blend of modern technologies with the use of Indian architectural styles for the designs. Maharaja Umaid Singh appointed Henry Vaughan Lanchester as the chief architect. Coming from the British side, he came up with designs similar to that of Lutyen’s Delhi. Hence, we can see the extensive use of domes and columns in this structure as well. The palace has some of the best elaborate architecture spread all over the complex. The main palace has a huge ballroom that can house 300 people at once and th... + Like to Read More