Umaid Bhawan Palace is an architectural masterpiece serving as a Jodhpuri landmark. The converted palatial hotel doubles as a museum and is preserved in golden sandstone from its original 1928 construction. Having recently achieved cult status as a luxury hotel, this palace boasts over 20 acres of lush gardens filled with jasmine-scented flora and a beautiful terrace lined with lit lanterns that halo the entire hotel. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the splendor of Rajasthan with an overnight stay.
Address and telephone number: Circuit House Rd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India +91 291 251 0101
RAAS is a beautiful, luxurious and spacious hotel tucked behind Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. It’s within walking distance to the world-famous fortress, as well as to the Main Square’s local shops. With a private access point to the Mehrangarh Fort and mesmerizing views of the entire city, RAAS boasts a sophisticated layout with a unique structural integrity that allows for the rooms to be spread out for privacy yet connected by communal amenities like gardens, terraces and restaurants.
Address and telephone number: Tunvar Ji Ka Jhalra | Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur 342001, India +91 291 263 6455
Vivanta by Taj manages Jodhpur’s premier Hari Mahal, a palatial structure of elegance and sophistication that carries the well-deserved reputation of Taj Hotels. The staff and service are extremely professional, offering you a complementary welcome drink upon check-in. It is just one of the many homely touches that you’ll find at Hari Mahal, including an inclusive Indian restaurant, an exquisitely blue pool, hammocks to nap in during lazy afternoons, and ample amenities to keep you satiated and well-rested during your stay.
Address and telephone number: 5 Residency Rd., Surya Colony, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342011 India +91 291 243 9700
Chandelao Garh is off the beaten path. Named after the village it is located in, it gives a quaint and relaxed vibe from the moment you drive up the lengthy brick-covered entrance. It is a repurposed ancestral mansion that pays attention to detail: the lawns are perfectly manicured, the trees trimmed each morning, the meals home-cooked under the supervision of the owner’s mother.
Ranbanka Palace takes pride in its hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere, offering spacious rooms that can comfortably fit four guests and nightly live entertainment. Ranbanka’s massive courtyard in the center of the four-walled fortress is home to a quiet pond and restaurant tables to seat you during meal time, as well as a beautiful pool and lush palm trees to offer shade from the Jodhpuri sun. You can also sign up for polo matches, spa treatments, and couple tours of the area through the hotel.
Indana Palace recently won the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a well-deserved accolade given the incredibly luxurious ambiance and unmistakably regal architecture that greets you at first glance. There is an underground reflecting pool that flows the length of the entrance pathway, providing a serene background sound of running water as you meet the smiling faces of the welcome staff. Indana Palace offers stunning views overlooking Umaid Bhawan and the golden, sandy city all around.
Address and telephone number: Benayakiya Road, Shikargadh Pabupura Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342015 India +91 291 515 8888