Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences. This 64-guestroom Indo–art deco marvel treats its guests to bespoke Taj Hospitality that mesmerizes with an array of experiences like Royal Butler Service, unique dining options and retail therapy. Experience India’s ancient healing wisdom at the Jiva Grande Spa, offering holistic ayurvedic treatments and yoga classes. Stroll the lush English gardens beautified by colorful bougainvillea, play squash with the Royal Trainer, visit the on-site museum, sip fine brandy over a game of snooker and much more.
Stroll through the private museum, test your skills on the marbled squash courts or enjoy a game of billiards in the paneled recreation room. Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a vintage car, accompanied by your royal butler. Stop beneath the starry night sky for a divine grilled feast accompanied by the music of the desert. Experience the art of India’s ancient healing wisdom in the romantic new setting of the Taj Spa.
Indulge in the heated underground and outdoor pool or hit the tennis courts and croquet lawns. There’s a whispering gallery, turret rooms and terraces with glorious views of the city, secret rooms yet to be discovered, hidden gardens and stables. Wander through the clan museum, a boutique filled with treasures, Jodhpur’s royal train and the Palace garage that boasts an incredible collection of vintage cars including a Silver Ghost Rolls Royce.
Restaurants and Dining at the Palace, just like everything else, is a glorious indulgence. Fine restaurants, charming lounges and a slew of fairytale dining experiences satiate the palate and the spirit.
Risala – Artwork evoking the gallantry of the famed Jodhpur Lancers forms a dashing backdrop to the delicious array of Continental and Indian fare, and the intoxicating wine list.
Pillars – The all-day dining restaurant, looks out on spectacular views of the city, the sweeping Baradari lawns dotted with dancing peacocks and the majestic Mehrangarh Fort in the distance. There’s birdsong at breakfast, stunning sunsets and sundowners in the late evening, and a canopy of stars over the verandah at dinnertime.
The Trophy Bar – This unique watering hole beckons you back to the days when the maharajahs would indulge in their favorite sport – hunting. Wildlife trophies, hunting, fishing and pigsticking memorabilia and cozy interiors make a wonderful setting in which to enjoy the fine selection of single malts, wines, liqueurs and Cuban cigars.
Sunset Pavilion – The Guests are taken in 1940s elevator with carved wood interiors and they make their way through the “Whispers” gallery to begin their journey. The restaurant is the highest Dining Point in Jodhpur …. Done up with all embellishments and motifs from Jodhpur city.
Jiva Grande spa at Umaid Bhawan palace is created under a romantic heritage structure. The spa suite architecturally reflects the glory and heritage of India and offers a serene space for you to retreat and connect within the stillness within.
Jiva treatments have been carefully recreated from the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian Royalty and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. All products including the linen are 100% organic and natural.
Each meal can be a private, customized and special experience in an ethereal and fairy-tale dining setting, taking each guest on a culinary journey quite unlike any other.
Virtuoso Amenities For 2017-2018:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in Pillar restaurant
- One Lunch or Dinner for 2 once during the stay at Risala/Pillars (restaurant, set menu)Festive Dinner on 31st December will not be part of the amenities. Guest can choose Lunch instead
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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