Our History

The Palace was built in 1970’s designed under the personal supervision of Thakur Umaid Singh Rathore of Peelwa belonging to the legendary clan of Champawat Rajputs overlooking the lake at village Kalakho, Dausa. This was once the favorite hunting retreat of the Peelwa family and their friends, offers a peek into their legacy.
Popular for duck shoots & fishing during the yester years, the retreat boosts of its own organic farm, dairy, poultry & an in-house Krishna temple where guests are invited by the residing family every morning or evening to join the prayers.
Private & family run, a stay at Umaid Palace is personally supervised by the owners who look into every detail including their fabulous service and superb cuisine. And might easily become one of your preferred destinations as well.
The royal hunting lodge of the bygone era has been converted into a resort in keeping with the changing times. One can sit back and enjoy the vista from the sit out terrace which come included with most rooms, and without stepping out can enjoy nature unfurl in front of your eyes - away from the chaotic life of the city. After a day of trekking/rural sightseeing, sit back with a drink and watch the unmatched sunset behind the Aravali’s.
Umaid Palace prides itself on providing an authentic home away from home experience in Rajasthan. Life is unhurried here. The days filled with sunshine, conversation and picnics, Camel Safari’s and Jeep Safari’s with lazy sundowners to trap the blazing sunset. Spontaneous excursions trace the history of the region through neighboring forts and legends, rambles transform into safaris in the flash of a beckoning wing -the surrounding wetlands are a birdwatcher's paradise, tempting even to the uninitiated.
Umaid Palace is recommended as a standalone getaway retreat or an ideal base to explore neighboring forts and attractions namely the 1000-year-old Abhaneri Stepwell (Chand Baori), The haunted ruins of Bhangarh and natural sanctuaries of Sariska, Bharatpur and Ranthambore.
Umaid Palace is one of the predominant resort hotels of Rajasthan, a place where you can rest, refresh, and revive yourself.