Jodhpur is a bustling city on the edge of the Thar Desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is famous for its blue buildings, which were originally painted to signify that they were occupied by Brahmins, the highest caste in India. Referred to as the Blue City of India, it has some very beautiful hotels. Here you go!
Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace
This architectural masterpiece was built between 1928 and 1943. Taj Hotel property housed in half of a heritage royal palace. The remaining half has the family museum and remains the residence of the Maharani Badan Kanwar of Jodhpur and his family and descendants. Spread over 26 acres of plush greenery, beautifully decorated interiors, elegant artwork, and 64 ornamented rooms, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the luxurious hotels in Jodhpur. Featuring Art Deco and Renaissance design, it has 2 swimming pools and pampering treatments at Jiva Grande Spa. The regal rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi and minibars. Art Deco or neoclassical-style suites add living rooms; some provide balconies or dining rooms with kitchenettes.
Cost: 25,000 onwards
RAAS is a beautiful, luxurious and spacious hotel tucked behind Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. Featuring intricately carved Haveli-style architecture, Raas Jodhpur, a boutique hotel houses a spa, an outdoor pool, and 2 dining options, including a restaurant overlooking the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. The sleek, contemporary rooms come with balconies or terraces, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and stylish bathrooms with soaking baths. Upgraded rooms and suites offer views of the fort. Suites also come with living areas; some are bi-level. Room service is available.
Cost: Rs 19,000 onwards
The Ajit Bhawan Palace
Being one of the most iconic heritage hotels in the world, it was it was first home to Jodhpur’s Maharahaj’s younger brothers Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji. It offers modern and stylish accommodation with free WiFi in a palace. It features an outdoor pool and restaurant. The refined rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and sitting areas. There are also elegant rooms inside tents. Suites add balconies, terraces and/or whirlpool baths. An opulent upgraded suite includes a sauna and a steam room.
Cost: Rs 15,000 onwards
Taj Hari Mahal
Spread over 6 acres of landscaped gardens, this beautiful hotel provides top notch luxurious amenities. Located just 5 kilometres from the Jodhpur airport, the resort is also close to the city’s vibrant bazaars. Pampering spa treatments, a large outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre are available. Charming air-conditioned rooms feature original wall paintings, large windows and an ergonomic work space. Overlooking the garden or pool, all rooms have a flat-screen TV and free tea/coffee making facilities. Bathrooms have massage showers and a bathtub.
Cost: Rs 11,000 onwards
Indana Palace has won the ‘Excellence Award’ by Tripadvisor. Its ornate, palatial building fronted by a domed portico define sophistication which makes it one of the most popular heritage hotels in Jodhpur. Its interiors are tastefully crafted with modern living style and heritage, marble floors, and ornate interior. Elegant rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as handmade furnishings and marble floors. All include minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add balconies. Suites have sitting areas; 1 opulent suite has a free-standing bath and a living room.
Cost: Rs 6,000 onwards
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