STATIONS AROUND DELHI
RESORTS AROUND DELHI
high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the
last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in
the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of
Jodhpur, this golden-yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the
grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco style of that time.
After 15 years in construction, the 347-room palace was finally
completed in 1943 – and has served as the principal residence of the
Jodhpur royal family since.
Designed by renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester, the palace is
a blend of eastern and western architectural influences. Its majestic
105-foot high cupola is influenced by the Renaissance, while the towers
draw inspiration from Rajput tradition. The lavish interiors with gilt
furniture and elegant artwork follow the Art Deco style, complemented by
the exotic murals of the self-exiled Polish artist Stefan Norblin.
A choice of
98 rooms and suites. Each room appointed with the furniture originally
created for the Palace. Surpassing the splendour of the other guest
rooms are the Maharaja & Maharani Suites originally used by Maharaja
Umaid Singh his Maharani. In the foyer leading to these suites is a
musical fountain made entirely of English crystal. Some of the old
retainers of the royal husehold are still there to serve the needs of
present day guests with the gracious hospitality that has always been a
unique hallmark of the Palace.
- 98 Air
Conditioned Rooms and Suites
Hot and cold water
Pool and Health Club
Billiards and Riding
Card and Money Exchange
sumptuous buffet laid out daily for lunch and dinner at the Marwar Hall,
with a wide choice of Indian, Continental and Rajasthani specialities.
As an alternative, there is Risala, the a la carte restaurant.
colonnaded verandah, The Pillars is a perfect seting for a leisurely
drink andsnacks, to enjoy the wintery sun during the day or watch it set
at dusk. And as twilight falls and peacocks stalk across the back lawns
it is time for a drink at the Trophy Bar.
there are the specially arranged theme parties with the folk music of
the desert on the ramparts ofthe Mehrangarh Fort or the 'flaming torch'
dinner on the illuminated lawns ofthe Palace, which give you an
theme dinners are often organised in the Dal Badal, a 100 year old
intricately designed hunting tent, which is set up in the Palace
For bookings of
packages & Conferences call Seema 9891458220/Anand 9811193634 or email