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Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace is a beautiful eidfice of marble and pink sandstone.

Maharaja Umaid Singhji who built this palace was fascinated with western lifestyles so he marshalled the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a creditable equal of Edward Lutyens (architect of New Delhi) to construct a three hundred and forty seven roomed Umaid Palace. This was to become India last of the great palaces and the biggest private residence in the world. Spectacular Central Rotunda, the cupola rises to a hundred and five feet high; the Throne Room with its exquisite Ramayana murals; an elegant wood-panelled library, and even a private museum; an indoor swimming pool, a Billiards Room, tennis courts and unique marble squash courts makes Umaid Bhawan Palace is unabashedly the most magnificent. The palace was also built with superficial intentions of providing employment to famine stricken farmers. The Palace now is a five star deluxe palace hotel. The museum of the palace is highly recommended for its display of weapons, an array of stuffed leopards, a huge banner presented by Queen Victoria and an incredible collection of clocks.
It stands 2 kms from Jodhpur and is one the world's biggest palaces built in twentieth century. The Palace was started as project to provide employment to famine stricken farmers. The palace which is designed by architects HO Lancaster and JR Lodge, stands on 26 acres of land out which 15 acres is gardens. The palace has European interiors and most modern ffacilities. It alsoprovides central air conditioning. It also has in the underground a swimming pool. This sand stone façade building now houses the erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur, a Five Star Deluxe Hotel and a Museum.
Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world. It took three thousand artisans 14 years to create this magnificent edifice. Umaid Bhawan Palace at Jodhpur is one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world. The palace was built by 3000 artisans worked over 14 years. The palace consumed one million square feet of the finest marble.

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