Umaid Bhawan Palace

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    Location: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours (approximately)

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    The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace is located in the city of Jodhpur, under the state of Rajasthan, India. It is considered to be one of the largest private residences in the world. 

    This palace is a famous tourist destination in the Blue City Jodhpur. Every year a huge number of people come to visit this historical palace. If you are a travel lover, you must visit this palace.


    This is a historical palace in the city of Jodhpur. It is a marvelous palace. The architecture of this palace is wonderful. There is a museum inside the palace. Where you will be able to do many rare things. That will give you not only pleasure but also knowledge. Moreover, you can click on some wonderful pictures here. You can go there with your family and friends and enjoy a good time together.


    Visitors walking in Courtyard of Umaid Bhawan Palace

    The construction of the gorgeous Umaid Bhawan Palace was started on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and ended in 1943.

    There is an interesting history associated with the building. This palace is linked to a curse by a saint who had said that “a period of drought would follow the good rule of the Rathore Dynasty”. 

    Jodhpur faced severe drought after the end of the reign of Pratap Singh and famine in the 1920s for three consecutive years. 

    The farmers of the area were, facing a hard time and wanted help from the Maharaja of that time, Maharaja Umaid Singh to provide them some employment and save them from their bad conditions. To help them Maharaja decided to build a great palace.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Glorious view of Jodhpur's clock tower and Umaid Bhavan Palace.

    This palace is huge in size. A part of this marvelous palace is managed as a hotel by Taj Hotels. It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, who is the grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh. This huge palace has 347 rooms in total and it was the residence of the former royal family of Jodhpur. Another part of this palace is turned into a museum.

    Opening Hours

    1. Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm
    2. Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm
    3. Monday 10 am – 4:30 pm
    4. Tuesday 10 am – 4:30 pm
    5. Wednesday 10 am – 4:30 pm
    6. Thursday 10 am – 4:30 pm
    7. Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    • RS. 30 for Indians (per person)
    • RS. 100 for foreigners (per person)
    • Rs. 10 for children 5 to 11 years old ( per person)

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Umaid Bhawan Palace is the Jodhpur Civil Airport. It is situated at a distance of 4.8 km from the palace. This airport is well connected with the other major cities of India. So, you can go there easily by air. You can find local transport at the airport, which can take you to your destination.

    By train: The closest railway station to Umaid Bhawan Palace is the Raikabag Palace Junction. This station is located at a distance of 4.1 km from the palace. This railway station is also well connected with the other major cities of the country. Any local transports like cabs or taxis are available at the station. By hiring them you can reach the palace without having any problems.

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    • The palace is wonderful for photography. So, you may carry your camera. 
    • You need to carry water and food. As it takes a long time to visit the complex.   
    • Carry student IDs and citizen IDs to get any discounts.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is safe for tourists. Many people come to visit this palace. You will meet several kinds of people here. That’s why you need to be careful. In case you face any kind of problem here, you can contact the police. Here is the local police station information for your help-

    Location: Pal Rd, Near Shatabdi Circle, Sector G, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003, India

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    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in the palace. One can take beautiful pictures here.

    Que-03: Is there any parking space in Umaid Bhawan Palace?

    Ans: Yes, there is a parking space in Umaid Bhawan Palace. Where guests can park their vehicles.

    Que-04: When is the best time to visit Umaid Bhawan Palace?

    Ans: Umaid Bhawan palace can be visited any time of the year. But the perfect time to visit this palace is from October to March. During this time of the year, the weather of the city remains very pleasant and cool. So, one can enjoy the trip properly. If you are planning to visit this palace, you must go between October to March.

    Que-05: Are guides available in Umaid Bhawan Palace?

    Ans: You can find a good number of English and Hindi-speaking guides who can help you to visit the place.

    Places to visit near Umaid Bhawan Palace:

    • Mehrangarh Museum and Trust
    • Jaswant Thada
    • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
    • Ghanta Ghar
    • Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi
    • Sardar Market
    • Bal Samand Lake


    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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