Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage. 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 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 64 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 vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cigars. Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discover the rich history of a palace.
RAAS is Jodhpur's first boutique hotel. Their signature look was born from the fusion of modern and ancient styles and the courtyard has become a tranquil haven away from the bustle of Jodhpur’s old town. The hotel comprises four original buildings with three additional contemporary structures, influenced by and contributing to its cultural past as part of the Walled City. The new buildings are modern and contemporary in their use of space and light; and yet grounded in tradition. Indeed, each of its structures is adorned with intricate architectural carvings in the iconic Haveli style of the 18th century, juxtaposed against modern designs and patterns. Jodhpur's red sand-stone unites the new with the old, as modern designs add an exciting and fresh dimension to the region's age-old stone carving industry. The whole complex is overlooked by Mehrangarh, an awe-inspiring 15th century fort looming 400 feet above the Jodhpur skyline. When lit up in the evenings, the views are simply breathtaking and, like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of the fort.
Ajit Bhawan, was the former home to Jodhpur's erstwhile Maharaja's younger brother, Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji. Effortlessly combining heritage and aristocracy with avant-garde amenities, Ajit Bhawan is a true testament to Rajasthan's royal heritage. Each historical chamber reflects deeply on the traditional design aesthetic. You can dine at their selection of multi-cuisine restaurants where contemporary and traditional cuisine melt together.
Rohet Garh is a classified Heritage Hotel. Since 1989 it has been nurtured and developed with great love and care by the family into one of the finest Heritage hotels in the country. No new building has been added in the renovation process, but rather, old edifices have been skillfully redesigned to create a heritage property that has few parallels. Situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings, it is a haven of peace and tranquility. A superb swimming pool with four charming pavilions entices you for a refreshing dip. Often dinner is served by the poolside as folk musicians enliven the evening atmosphere. The thirty-four individually decorated rooms add a touch of class.
The peace and tranquility of the environs have drawn writers from around the world. Rohet Garh has had the honour of hosting some of the most respected names in the literary world. Bruce Chatwin and William Dalrymple practically lived at Rohet Garh for four to five months working on their respective books, The Song-lines and The City of Djinns. Patrick French too is a friend of the family’s and has spent time at Rohet Garh, as did Simon Winchester and Jeffery Morehouse.
Mihir Garh is an exclusive nine suite boutique hotel where each room offers you more than 1700 sq. of pure luxury. The private terraces, courtyards, plunge pools and Jacuzzi seem to whisper a single word: Indulge. Here, serenity and splendour come together to create an experience for you. While exotic drinks from your personal mini-bar become the manna for a sultry summer afternoon, the fireplace morphs into an intimate friend for wintry nights. You can pamper yourself with the variety of treatments available at Mihir Garh's Vilasa spa or rejuvenate at the poolside while watching the endless deserts meditate with the horizons. The delectable cuisines too aim to please - from traditional to continental - to suit your palate.
Today home to three generations of the Pal family, this rambling townhouse was built in 18th century by the Thakur family of nearby Pal. Surrounded by high walls, the Haveli lies in the heart of jodhpur’s ancient walled city, under the gaze of magnificent Meherangarh Fort. As you enter through towering, 18th century, wooden doors into the large, cool courtyard, the hustle and bustle of the city falls silent and time appears to have stood still. Now a heritage, boutique hotel, with 21 guest rooms, Pal Haveli exudes history and culture. Almost two centuries old, this historical home is a living museum, filled with Rajput antiques, weaponry and treasures. Each of the 21 ensuite bedrooms has been lived in by generations of the Pal family and is unique, with its own story to tell. Pal Haveli’s rooftop restaurant, Indiue, enjoys and exceptional setting with fabulous views of the Mehrangarh Fort.