You guys remember Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding at? Of course, you do, we mean, who doesn’t? A wedding that was a mix of Hindu and Christian ceremonies, saw Priyanka Chopra turning into a princess in the backdrop of the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Umaid Bhawan Palace is the epitome royalty and luxury, standing tall with otherworldly charm. Let’s take you guys on a tour around Umaid Bhawan to make you shortlist it as your wedding destination!
And what better way could there be to take a tour with a guide from Umaid Bhawan Palace? We’ll let them describe the majesty of this palace themselves…
“Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction. 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. The palace is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas, and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes.
The last of the great palaces of India, the property houses a family museum, as well as the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, the luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel offers 70 utterly breathtaking Art Deco-style rooms and suites. Tantalise 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 a vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cigars.
Pamper yourself with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa, or soothe your mind and body with yoga and meditation. Take a heritage walk and relive a fascinating bygone era brought to life through majestic monuments. Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discover the rich history of a palace that has enjoyed the actual royal company—Maharani BadanKanwar of Jodhpur having lived here. Stroll through the lush, landscaped Baradari Lawns, perfect for those who have always envisioned a fairytale wedding.”
After painting a fairytale picture for your guys, it’s time to tell you more about the accommodation at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Here, you get a chance to experience royalty and luxury from times of kings and queens. This magnificent Taj Hotel in Jodhpur offers its guests 70 grand rooms and suites in the renowned Art Deco style.
The Palace Rooms are decorated to the hilt with Art Deco interiors and properly equipped with modern amenities. What makes these rooms unique are a delightful blend of original decor from older days and the latest conveniences.
Historical 1 Bedroom Suite
The Historical Suites used to be the residence of royalties visiting the palace. They have been beautifully down in maroon and green. Each of the Historical Suites come with a private sit-out for the guests to soak in the views of lush green lawns or courtyards.
Royal 1 Bedroom Suite
Royal Suites offer their guests a spacious bedroom and sitting area so that they can take in the beauty of each of these suites. Detailing is on top of the list and you can realise it through Art Deco style of the suite, complete with mirror-finished terrazzo. One will wake up in the morning to views overlooking the Baradari Lawns, where all the wedding at Umaid Bhawan take place and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.
Grand Royal 1 Bedroom Suite
These suites were originally reserved for visiting royalty. Grand Royal Suites are designed in the influential Art Deco style and each suite exuding colour schemes or princely passion theme that are unique to each suite.
Also known as the Grand Presidential Suite, the Maharani Suite was originally designed for Maharani Badan Kanwan. It’s all elegantly down in pinks, blacks, chrome and mirrors with a huge presence of Goddess Kali mural. The Maharani Suite gets a private terrace with a capturing view of the palace gardens and of Mehrangarh Fort.
The Maharaja Suite is intricately designed in earthy tones with a mirrored bar, making it a visual treat for the resident. The suite is decorated with exotic Stefan Norblin murals. flaming chrome torches, plush Ruhlmann faux leopard-skin sofas and original artefacts.
After you have decided about which suite to stay in, it’s time to feast and enjoy the unique dining experience Umaid Bhawan has to offer.
If you are the one who loves Continental food, Risala at Umaid Bhawan is the place to be. This restaurant serves the best Continental and Indian Fusion cuisine in Jodhpur. The decor and interiors of Risala are ambient and cheerful and the walls are decorated with royal and martial portraits. One gets to enjoy recipes that come straight from the royal kitchen.
Pillars at the palace looks over the beautiful city of Jodhpur, Baradari Lawns and the Mehrangarh Fort. This open-air diner offers its guests pre-plated meals, snacks, Rajasthani delicacies, full meals and teatime delicacies, full meals and teatime delicacies.
Trophy Bar is a sports-themed bar where you can immerse yourself in artefacts and wildlife trophies collected by the Maharajas and they even have an original six-foot elephant tusk. One can enjoy a selection of finger foods, alcohol and Cuban cigars here.
On top of this, Umaid Bhawan offers experiences for its guests that take the meaning of royalty service to another level. One cannot help but fall in love with the sheer architecture and grandeur of this palace.