Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthanâ€™s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the worldâ€™s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agraâ€”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. This heritage palace hotel in Jodhpur is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas, and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes. 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, this 5 star hotel in Jodhpur offers 70 utterly breathtaking Art Deco- style rooms and suites. Stroll through the lush, landscaped Baradari Lawns, perfect for those who have always envisioned a fairy tale wedding.