Umaid Bhawan Palace
Part museum, part royal residence and part hotel, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, with its ornate art deco design, offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the royals, with visitors even given the possibility of an enticing glimpse of the current maharaja who still maintains a home within the palace complex.
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this golden yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale in the fashionable Art Deco Style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347 room palace was finally completed in 1943 and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family ever since. This 'Leading Small Hotels of the World' offers 64 rooms and suites, each showcasing the renowned Art Deco style.
Why &Beyond Recommends This Property
- Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world.
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