The Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, also known as Government Museum, Jodhpur, is located inside the Umaid Bhavan Palace, one of the largest residential palace of the world. Maharaja Umaid Singhji was very fascinated by western lifestyle and architecture so he marshalled the services of Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a well-known English architect to construct the Umaid Bhavan Palace. This museum, placed in the mid of the Umaid garden is well maintained and displays many of the antique belongings of the Maharaja and the royal family.
Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum, one of the popular attraction inside the huge palace, is highly praised for its display of items ranging from weapons to an array of stuffed leopards to antiques to some fascinating crockery to various trophies. It also exhibits a huge banner presented by Queen Victoria and an amazing collection of clocks.
The Darbar Hall, which is part of the museum, has elegant murals and also substantial number of miniature paintings, armour and an unusual collection of household paraphernalia that was in vogue in the 1930s, which were costly and then not found in India.
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum Timings: 9am to 5 pm on all week days except gazette holidays.
Best Time to Visit : October to March
Entry Fees : Indians: Rs.15; Foreigners: Rs.50