Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace, placed at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s biggest private residences. A piece of the palace is overseen by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present holders of the royal residence, this landmark has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the recent Jodhpur regal family. It has an astounding Central Rotunda, the dome climbing to a 105 feet high. The development of the royal residence used more or less one million square feet (90,000 m²).
Maharaja Umaid Singhji was exceptionally captivated by western way of life. Along these lines, he enlisted the services of an extraordinary Edwardian modeler, Henry Vaughan Lanchester to get Umaid Bhavan palace developed. Ground for the establishments of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by recent Maharaja Umaid Singh and the development work was finished in 1943. The Palace was manufactured to give employment to a large number of people during the time of starvation.
Umaid Bhawan Palace was called Chittar Palace during its CONSTRUCTION because of use of stones generally known as Chittar in the building.
The present owner of the Palace is Gaj Singh. The Palace is partitioned into three functional parts – a luxury Taj Palace Hotel (in presence since 1972), the residence of the owner’s royal family, and a Museum concentrating on the twentieth century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family. There is likewise an exhibition showcasing the most extraordinary cars possessed by the royals.
The exhibition hall is extremely decently kept up, showing an elite range of things belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family. Rajasthan’s well known Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum is very prescribed for its show of things extending from weapons to a cluster of stuffed leopards to antiques to some amazing crockery to various trophies. Additionally displayed is a gigantic flag introduced by Queen Victoria and an amazing collection of clocks.
There is additionally the Throne Room with its exquisite Ramayana paintings, a library, a private museum, an indoor swimming pool, a Billiards Room, tennis courts and remarkable marble squash courts.
Useful for: History Buffs, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics
Entrance fee: 15/ – per person (Indians), 50/ – per person (foreigner)
Timings: All days of the week 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Visit duration: 2 to 3 hours