Built in 1943, Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur is a wonderful amalgamation of a fascinating past and a luxurious present. It is, at the same time - a heritage hotel, a museum and the residence of the Royal Family of the present owner, Raja Gaj Singh. In addition to being of a historical landmark, the palace was commissioned in 1929, was built in order to provide employment to the drought and grief-stricken farmers of the area and thus took longer to complete.
In the royal state of Jodhpur lies Jaswant Thada, a splendid marble cenotaph monument that is also a mausoleum for the kings of Marwar. The memorial was built in the honour and memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 and is still used by the Marwar Royal Family as cremation grounds.
Mehrangarh, also known as Mehran Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur, is one of the largest forts in the country. It is situated at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by massive walls. One of the most easily recognisable forts in Jodhpur, it has appeared in many Hollywood and Bollywood productions such as The Lion King, The Dark Knight Rises, and the more recent - Thugs of Hindostan.
Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji built Ranabanka Palace, located at a distance of 4 kilometres from the Jodhpur Airport in the year 1927. The Ranabanka Palace is the first Palace in India, which was converted into a heritage hotel. It is a perfect combination of rich heritage and modern luxurious comforts.
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Indana Palace in Jodhpur is one of the most famous heritage hotels in Rajasthan. Situated just 3 kilometres from Jodhpur Airport, this Palace is an excellent blend of traditional Rajasthani culture and modern amenities. This Palace in Jodhpur is known for the various cultural programmes that take place here in the evenings. Puppet shows and folk dances are the main attractions among them.
The word “Moti Villas” means “Pearl Palace”. Situated near the famous Ranisar Padmasar Lake of Jodhpur, Moti Villas has emerged as a top heritage hotel in Rajasthan in recent years. Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum, another famous tourist attraction of Jodhpur is at a walking distance from this heritage hotel.
Bijolai Palace, built in 1859 by Maharaja Takhat Singh is a magnificent piece of architecture, located amidst the mighty Aravalli Hills and the beautiful lakes of Rajasthan. Now, the famous Inde Hotels managed this place, known as one of the most famous Palace hotels in Jodhpur. The Palace offers an excellent view of Kaylana Lake, which is at a distance of just 1 kilometre from the royal hotel.
WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace of Jodhpur, located at a distance of 8 kilometres from the central city was constructed in the 17th century by Maharaja Jaswant Singh I. This Palace in Jodhpur is an excellent example of Rajput architecture. The Bal Samand Lake, located beside the Palace, is an artificial lake, built in the 13th century.