Umaid Bhawan Palace

Off S.H.61, north of Jodhpur Airbase, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342006, India

You can live like (and with) royalty at this magnificent palace—one of Rajasthan's grandest hotels—which has featured in many movies and hosted at least one international celebrity wedding. Bugles sound, drums play, petals are strewn at your feet and an ornate canopy comes up to welcome you to Umaid Bhawan. Still home to the titular Maharaja of Jodhpur and his family, it has a massive, domed lobby, and lavish public rooms filled with objets d'art. Many of the rooms, though not opulent, are in art-deco style, with large luxurious bathrooms. Splurge on a small suite, if you can.There's a beautiful, astrology-themed subterranean pool that was built for the ladies of the palace, though sunbathers will prefer the one in the garden.


  • a haven away from the city
  • impeccable, over-the-top service
  • the massive lawn is great for walks
  • excellent restaurants


  • very expensive
  • not close to the Old City
  • some rooms lack privacy


Phones: 291-251–0101


22 rooms, 42 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast