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Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state , it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana.


Airways: Airport is 5km from downtown and well connected through Indian Airlines to all the major cities.

Railways: The region is well connected through express and passenger trains. It is well connected to Cities within Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra.
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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umed Bhawan is one of the most beautiful palaces of Kota. Umed Bhawan Palace was built in 1009 by Maharao Umed Singh II of Kota. This palace was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob who spent many years in Rajasthan. The overall design of the palace is European.

Umed Bhawan Palace has now been converted into a luxurious heritage hotel.

There are long corridors, courtyard, Italian marble floors, Edwardian drawing room and a billiard room in the hotel. There is also a very well laid out garden which surrounds the heritage hotel.

A splendid example of Indo-colonial and the art-deco style of the thirties, Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world.

The palace was built between 1929 and 1943 and over 3000 artisans worked over 14 years to create this magnificent edifice.

Umaid Bhawan palace, built by the late Maharaja Umaid Singhji , is one of the world's Largest and Grandest Royal Residences.

Over three thousand artisans from the region worked every day for thirteen years to transform the British architect, H.V. Lanchester's master plan into this magnificent marble and sandstone edifice.