The blue city of Jodhpur shimmers under
the scorching desert sun, its imposing fort dominates the city skyline and
its palaces and temples lend this land its majestic, mystical aura. Situated
at the very edge of the great Thar desert this city is a popular destination
for tourist. To really experience the ambience that this city is famous for
ensconce yourself in one of its many heritage properties, revel in the lap
of luxury and experience the royal lifestyle.
Hotel Umaid Bhavan Palace Jodhpur (Heritage
The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace is located at the edge of the Thar
desert in the city of Jodhpur, spread across 26 acres of land, it is one of
the largest and grandest private residences in the world, famous for its
aesthetic Indo-colonial and art deco style of architecture, it symbolises
well the opulence that the royalty was famous for. Its gracious hospitality
and elegance always has guests returning for more.
There is a choice of 94 rooms and suites. Each room appointed with the
furniture originally created for the Palace. The marvelous regal suites once
originally belonged to the Maharaja and the Maharani, in the foyer leading
to these suites is a musical fountain made entirely of English Crystal.
These luxurious rooms come equipped with all the modern facilities like safe
deposit box, travel desk service, cable TV, fireplace, mini bars, wakeup
alarm, direct dial telephone, laundry, currency exchange and baby-sitting.
The dining experiences here have been planned with much care, a sumptuous
buffet is laid out daily for lunch and dinner at the Marwar Hall, with a
wide choice of Indian, Continental and Rajasthani specialties. As an
alternative, there is Risala, the a la carte restaurant. The lovely
colonnaded verandah, The Pillars is a perfect setting for a leisurely drink
and snacks, to enjoy the wintry sun during the day or watch it set at dusk.
The Trophy Bar is the perfect watering hole. Often there are the specially
arranged theme parties with the folk music of the desert on the ramparts of
the Mehrangarh Fort or the 'flaming torch' dinner on the illuminated lawns
of the Palace, which give you an unforgettable experience. To indulge in
leisure enjoy a game of squash, tennis or badminton. Work out at the
well-equipped health club, swim in the Zodiac, the underground swimming pool
or relax on the sun-drenched lawns. Or try your hand at billiards or
croquet. Visit the private museum with its collection of antiques or stroll
around in the immense 15-acre landscaped gardens.
A magnificent landmark in this desert landscape it is located 3 kms. from
the Airport, 5 kms. from the Railway Station and 3 kms. from Bus Stand.
Balsamand Lake Palace Hotel Jodhpur
Hotel Balsamand Lake Palace is a marvelous red sand stone building located
on the banks of an exquisite lake. It was a summer resort for the members of
the royal family and is now operational as a heritage hotel, surrounded by
wide expanses of lush green gardens, offering an exquisite setting for royal
leisure and recreation with all modern amenities.
The hotel offers 26 Deluxe Rooms and 9 Suites. The interiors are done up
with period furniture and medieval Rajasthani fabrics to create a royal
ambience. Elegantly furnished with luxurious amenities, the rooms provide
A/C, individual temperature controls, attached bathroom with bathtub/shower,
24-hour running hot/cold water, direct dial telephone, color TV, safe
deposit lockers and round the clock room service. The in-house multi-cuisine
restaurant and coffee shop serves up various delicacies from Rajasthan along
with Indian and Continental cuisine. The bar is well stocked with a fine
selection of hard drinks, cocktails and mocktails. The hotel also provides
fax service, photocopy service, banquet facilities, cable TV, car parking,
doctor on call, fan, fire safeguards, free newspaper, laundry facilities,
live entertainment, parking, partially A/C, power back-Up, restaurant, room
service and a game room.
Situated on the Mandore Road in Jodhpur it is at a distance of 12 kms. from
the Airport, 7 kms. from the Railway Station and 5 kms. from the Bus Stand.
Hotel Taj Hari Mahal Jodhpur (5 Star
A harmonious blend of the old and the new the Taj Hari Mahal is a
magnificent heritage hotel. Spread over six acres of lush landscaped gardens
it is a luxurious oasis at the edge of the immense Thar desert. Made of pink
and red sandstone, it masterfully blends prevalent motifs from the Marwari
style of architecture with contemporary elegance.
The hotel offers 93 elegantly decorated rooms and suites with panoramic
views of the bustling blue city and the shimmering waters of the mammoth
hotel pool. All the rooms have a fine touch of the grandeur of an earlier
era providing all the modern amenities including modems and data ports. Some
of the other facilities that the hotel provides include banquet halls,
restaurant, business center, laptops, pagers, cellular phones, library,
multimedia computers, secretarial services, workstations, fax/telex/ email,
babysitting, beauty parlour / hair salon, car hire service, currency
exchange, doctor on call, 24-hour room service, express laundry / dry
cleaning and travel assistance.
Situated on Residency Road in Jodhpur the hotel is 5 kms. from Jodhpur
Airport and 3 kms. from Jodhpur Railway Station.
Hotel Ajit Bhawan Jodhpur (Heritage Hotel)
This hotel is famous for being the first ever heritage hotel of India. With
its old world charm and all the comforts of a classic deluxe hotel it offers
one the true experience of royal hospitality. A modern luxury hotel it still
serves as a the residence of the Jodhpur's royal family. Here each of its
guest rooms has been tastefully decorated with antiques from various periods
and photographs from the family archives create an ambiance that suggests a
private home rather than a hotel room and recreates the essence of another
The 60 luxurious rooms and suites here are elegantly adorned with period
furniture and photographs, air-conditioned and furnished with
state-of-the-art amenities like spacious marble bathrooms, adjoining private
balconies overlooking lush gardens, direct dial telephone, color TV with
satellite channels and mini-bar. Another unique feature here are the luxury
tents in which guests can choose to stay. A multi cuisine restaurant and a
well stocked bar are also included in the hotel premesis. Amongst its many
other amenities are included conference/banquet facilities, a serene pool
area set amidst lush gardens, massages at the fully equipped health club and
tennis courts. Travel desk, courier service, parking and safe deposit
lockers are also provided. The friendly hotel staff also organizes village
jeep safaris and heritage joyrides through Jodhpur in its rich collection of
The hotel is situated near the Circuit House in Jodhpur, at a distance of 3
kms from the airport and 2.5 from the railway station.
Hotel Karni Bhawan Jodhpur (Heritage Hotel)
The Karni Bhawan is a magnificent red sandstone bungalow of the 40's which
combines discreet luxury with the classic elegance of a bygone era.
Surrounded by lush green gardens it provides a cozy ambience making guests
feel more at home than in a hotel. Once the home of the erstwhile Jagirdars
of Sodwas, Bhati Rajputs of the Lunar dynasty it contains within its walls
an atmosphere rich in royal opulence and hospitality. A stay at this hotel
is a very rewarding experience indeed.
The hotel offers 31-luxury air-conditioned and air-cooled rooms and suites.
All decorated in ethnic designs of Rajasthani festivity themes. The rooms
have modern attached baths with running hot and cold water. The hotel also
provides 24 hrs. room service, travel desk, conference facilities, barber
shop, courier service, front desk, free newspaper, parking, bar, banquet,
restaurant, safe deposit box, luggage storage, shopping arcade, doctor on
call, laundry, dry cleaning, post, baby sitting, currency exchange,
newsstand and wake up service.
Situated on the defence lab Road in Ratnada in Jodhpur it lies at a
distance of 3 kms from the airport, 4 kms from the railway station and 5 kms
from the bus stand.