Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

5 reasons to visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

  • By Alan S
  • Traveler's Choice Hotels

If you plan on visiting India you should make some time to visit some palaces as well. Here are 5 reasons to visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur.

For the architecture
An Indian palace looks very different than all the palaces and castles across Europe, and even other countries. The architecture of the palace uses a combination of styles: western, eastern and Beaux-arts.

To visit a museum
The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur has a section that was turned into a museum. Those who decide to visit the museum will notice a large collection of stuffed leopards, an impressive collection of clocks and pictures. The clocks have rather unique shapes: windmills and light houses. The photographs show the interior of the palace.

For the chance to see the royal family
The royal family of Jodhpur doesn’t live in a museum, rather the museum is located in their house. The royal family has lived in this palace since its construction ended, in 1943. In any case, if you can’t see the royals, you’ll at least see their classic cars in front of the museum.

To sleep
If you hoped you’ll be sleeping across the hallway from someone in the royal family, you can still dream on. You will however be able to rent a room in the hotel, as this palace is part hotel as well. There are 70 hotel rooms to choose from, albeit their price is rather high. However, this hotel was named as the best one for 2016 by Tripadvisor, so you might have a hard time booking a room.

To benefit from ancient beauty and health wisdom at the spa
The hotel’s spa uses unique combinations of essential oils for the best massage you could hope for. You can also practice yoga or take advantage of ayurveda and its healing properties. The best part is that no matter what treatment you want, you can have it tailored to your needs.