AJIT BHAWAN PALACE, JODHPUR
- Address:Circuit House Road, JodhpurPlace:JodhpurCountry:IndiaZip Code:342006
All the Maharajas of Jodhpur lived and they ruled from the Jodhpur Fort, the Meharangarh. Around a hundred years ago the Maharaja of Jodhpur decided to build a palace called the Umed Bhawan Palace. His younger brother Maharaj Ajit Singh who was the Prime Minister of the state was allotted space to make his home. The Ajit Bhawan was designed by an English architect and was executed in the Jodhpur stone.
Incorporating the traditional style of gardens the building was proportionately built with two floors in mind. The high ceiling ground floor had a mezzanine section regulating cool air circulation and keeping the rooms cool from the scorching sun in the summer. The Zennana or the woman’s chambers were on the first floor. The gates to this section of the Ajit Bhawan Palace were guarded by specialized and trained unics. The chances of men wandering in the section of the house was so slim that ladies would comfortably float effortlessly without a veil, in spite of the decorum of strict Parda. (A custom where the veil hides the face).
A bell would sound alarming all to clear, when Rani Ajit Singh would head down the grand staircase to the lady's porch, which had huge swinging doors that would come close once the Buick would be parked for her Highness.
The main courtyard was a meeting place for a local dignitaries and people from the villages. The jails, stables, a temple and our own well were part of the right wing of the house. On the left wing there was a orchard and in the front of the house the large gardens.
The roof of the house has interesting latticework and if interconnected two staircases that once led to the ladies wing of the house
- Total Rooms:
- Room Facility:
Telephone lines, TV, Mini Bars,Air Conditioning.
- Room Services:
- Other Facility:
Swimming Pool, Massage Parlour, Health Club, Travel Desk, Fitness centre, Foreign exchange, IDD,conference/banquetfacilities,health club,tennis court,travel desk, courier service, parking and safe deposit lockers.
- Location Advantage:
centrally Located in the city
- Access Airport:
3 kms from the airport
- Access Rail:
2.5 km from the Railway Station