Thursday, June 17, 2010

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

During our visit to Jodhpur (State: Rajasthan) we planned to visit Umaid Bhavan Palace, after the tour of the Jodhpur fort. We reached this place at 6 p.m and the gates were closed for us. If one wishes to visit this place be here before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m the gates are closed for visitors and they are allowed nowhere near the gates.



Constructed of marble and pink sandstone this immense palace is also known as the Chhittar Palace because it uses local Chittar sandstone. Begun in 1929, it was designed by president of the British Royal Institute of Architects for Maharaja Umaid Singh and took 15 years to complete.

This palace is outside the fort and now converted into a luxury hotel. The above snaps was taken from the fort.

63 comments:

anupama said...

Dear Rajesh,
Good Morning!
What a wonderful job you're doing,yaar!Introducking India,the unknown beautiful-must see-destinations to the world!
As a blogger,I always try to write about different culture,rituals and practices of our traditional life,mainly of India and partially of Goa!
The young generation must know the roots!
Keep going!
Wishing you a wonderful day ahead,
Sasneham,
Anu

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous!

Anu said...

nice pics... i remember trying to get the same shot long back when we visited jodhpur, but my camera then wasnt very good, and i could hardly get a decent snap... this is surely one place i would like to visit again... did you visit the palace itself???

Zuzana said...

Oh, I would so love to stay in this hotel, it must be fairytale like.;))
xoxo

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Chhittar Palace is an amazing construction and group of buildings!

JM said...

I think this is the most beautiful hotel I have ever seen. The interiors are just spectacular! I will never forget the wonderful dinner I had there. I also have a couple of shots on my travel blog. :-)

JuanK said...

Beautiful.... Saluts


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Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous palace and wonderful captures as always, Rajesh! Always enjoy your very interesting posts! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Elisabeth said...

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Bonnie Bonsai said...

Hi Raj,

You have a beautiful palace over there. Good that it did not get lost in the mist of the night.

Great place to see one day. God willing.

Steffi said...

Great photo´s and very interesting to see it.I love to see different photo´s around the world!Have a nice weekend!

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Kcalpesh said...

Rajesh, these are really marvelous captures!!

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Pearl Maple said...

Great photos of the horizon from your place complete with an exciting travel destination. Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow 15 years to build, no wonder it's huge and just great! Happy Friday!


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joo said...

It's a marvellous place - I would love to stay there for a while:)

Dharma Shots said...

You have a wonderful place and a lot to of things to show us. Thanks for sharing Rajesh.

ewok1993 said...

the exterior is fascinating, and sorry you didn't get inside. may be next time eh?

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Meraviglioso !
Non riesco ad immaginarmi l'immensa fatica degli operai che hanno dovuto costruire questo stupendo monumento !
Buona giornata :-)

Donna said...

Well, it's Absoultely Beautiful! Nice capture!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the majestic palace. I bet it's very luxurious staying there now that it's a hotel.

eden said...

What a beautiful palace! Great photos and information. Thanks for always sharing your beautiful side of the world Rajesh.

Carol said...

An amazing palace. I would love to see this construction of marble and pink sandstone.

Sandpiper said...

Cool! :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Talk about incredible! What a place. What wealth and grandeur.

Laura said...

absolutely beautiful Rajesh!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks huge. Very spectacular and beautiful.

J Bar said...

Great architecture.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: What a wonderful look at this neat structure.

Diane AZ said...

Fabulous Palace, marble and pink sandstone are beautiful. :)

Mridula said...

I have never been to Jodhpur! What a lovely shot, such an old world feel and what a great vantage point.

magiceye said...

magnificent!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Its happened many a time with me, reaching a monument at the end of the day. Its disappointing is it not? But then you did manage to get some good shots.

Ann said...

You have shown so many palaces. No wonder my friend gave me a lecture on so many rajahs in India, some siding the French, and some the British.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

impressive and remarkable...

LadyFi said...

It's huge - and deliciously adorable!

Spiderdama said...

Amazing fort! Just wonderful!

Regina said...

Truly an exquisite palace.
Happy SWF. Enjoy the weekend.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful and the structures are great!

Jacob said...

Incredible. I'm surprised it only took 15 years! Would love to see the inside of the hotel!

Arija said...

You do bring us some wonderful images. The palace looks as though it had just stepped out of a fairy tale.

Light and Voices said...

Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. Simply divine image!
Joyce

Kristin said...

Interesting place to visit. You've introduced so many beautiful palaces and architecture around India. Truly unique and informative.

kavita said...

It looks like a beautiful pearl from far....delightful post !Thanks for sharing.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

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Jeevan said...

Wow. Interesting view rajesh! I think u missed a great experience visiting inside.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Great picture. Did you finally make it to inside the palace?

George said...

This is a beautiful palace. I hope you were able to visit the inside at some point.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Another gorgeous one to my list... ;)

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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

That's a great shot!!!

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Rajesh said...

Anu, Raji: Thanks, this is a bice place to visit. No, I did not get time to see the interiors of this plalace.

Anupama, Rakesh, Phivos, JuanK, Sylvia, Elisabeth, Bonnie, Steffi, Grace, Kcalpesh, Mandy, Kim, Dharma, Rosa, Carver: Thanks for the appreciation.

Zuzana, JM, Joo: Thanks, I am sure it is a nice place to stay in.

Eden, Carol, sandpiper, Sandy, Laura, Colin, Yogi, J Bar, Fishing Guy, Diane, Deepak, Sudhir, Ann, Rey, LadyFi, Spiderdama: Thanks for the appreciation.

Mridula: Thanks, this is a bice place to visit.

Regina, Coffeeveggie, Regina, Arija, Joyce, Kristin, Kavita, Jeevan, George, Mama, Trotter, Bhushavali: Thanks for the appreciation.

Aakanksha Singh said...

Umaid Bhavan is an awesome place. The part of the palace which is open to the visitors has amazing collection of vintage clocks and other grand things....

Linda said...

Even tho you didn't get in to the palace we can appreciate it from the outside - unbelievably grand.

Deepak Acharya said...

I liked them :)

Rajesh said...

Aakanksha: Thanks, I missed seeing the interiors of this palace due to shortage of time.

Deepak, Linda: Thanks for the appreciation.

Pratibha The Talent said...

YOU are showing incredible India through your pictures.Incredible you.
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Nalini Hebbar said...

What a structure!...Incredible Rajasthan ...incredible blog!

Rajesh said...

Thanks for such lovely encouraging words.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Nice picture. Entire Rajasthan is full of forts, Palaces and Havelis.

TheBlogger said...

Rajesh, I came across your blog when trying to find people's experience of visiting Rajasthan in June. Did you visit Rajasthan in June? How bad was it? We are planning on visiting Jodhpur and Jaisalmer with 10 and 5 yr old kids. Would appreciate if you could share your experience with regard to weather. Thanks.

Rajesh said...

Best time to visit Rajasthan is October to January when weather is cold.