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Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India
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Ranked #7 of 66 Attractions in Jodhpur
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The museum had lots of interesting items, the car collection was fabulous, and the paintings of the Royal family thru the years I particularly liked, and the Royal Family still live next-door to the museum in their special apartments.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

good architecture but relatively new,. nothing great inside, overall go for a quick only half hour/ one hour tour,

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Umaid Palace is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace has been converted to a hotel and is managed by Taj Hotels. This was constructed to provide employment to the locals during the famine. Frankly the charm of the building is from the outside. The imposing facade is visible from almost anywhere in Jodhpur.... More

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Jaipur, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We(I and my wife) heard so many thing about the Palace but we were taken a back when we came to know that only one section of the palace is open for the public. We hail from Jaipur and we know that what a palace and it's insides is like and we came to Umaid Bhavan seeking the same but... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Save yourself some trouble - google pictures. The museum is a tiny section of the palace, so you don't really experience or see much. It would make more sense if they opened a section like a bar/lounge in the hotel for people to see the good parts...the museum is a rip off and boring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The only attraction in this place is its building which can be seen from outside as well if one is short of time. The museum houses mostly the photos of the present king and their utensils. There are some 8-10 vintage cars also. Its a very small portion of the umaid bhavan palace open for public. There is no cafes... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Love with this palace, Well maintained of Royal families of items. 3/4 of the place was a heritage palace hotel, Only 1/4 was open for visitors... Its architect was heart touching...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Expected the tour to be fantastic. But I was disappointed as I felt it was too small an area on display. The main display are in the hotel I was told which is not allowed for normal viewing. The car gallery with the heritage cars was fabulous though.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The palace is on the hill and its quite big in the size. The vintage car collection and the history of the maharaja is explained in the detail. Love the palace. It takes 1 hour for visit. Its worth visiting.

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Varanasi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The building is interesting from the outside but the museum consists of photographs, painting, old cars, s.and household items. 95% of the building is not open to anyone but paid hotel guests. If you walk really slowly and read every bit of information about the items, you might be there 45 minutes.

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