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4 Secrets of the Last Royal palace Built in India Before Independence

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Taj Umaid Bhawan built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Rathore Dynasty is one of the youngest palaces in India. Here are some lesser known facts about the palace.

4 Secrets of the Last Royal palace Built in India Before Independence:

  1. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

1. The Palace was built for a Noble cause rather than Luxury

The Palace was built for a Noble cause rather than Luxurysource: tajhotels.com

In 1920 a famine struck Jodhpur then known as Marwar, the villagers came for help to Maharaja Umaid Singh. He commissioned a new palace to provide employment to the locals. Since then the palace has become a beacon of hope and new icon of Jodhpur replacing Mehrangarh fort.

Niraj Kumar: This place gives you the royal feeling while giving you the feeling of being humbled in midst of India's greatest palaces. Great staff, extremely good hospitality and most comfortable stay, staff goes out of their way to ensure your comforts.

2. Umaid Bhawan is the last Royal palace built in India before Independence

Umaid Bhawan is the last Royal palace built in India before Independencesource: pursuitist.com

The foundation of the palace was laid down in 1929 and was finished in 1943, just 4 years before India became a free sovereignty.

Fun fact: The descendants of Maharaja Umaid Singh still reside in the palace which is also one of India’s top hotels.

Nishi Bakshi: Wonderful experience of royalty, the moment you step in. Food was delicious and good variety, luxury and comfort at its best. My favourite part was the pool area, no doubt it is best hotel in India. A heritage delight.

3. It’s one of the largest Private Residences in the World

It’s one of the largest Private Residences in the Worldsource: wikimedia.org

Spread over 26 acres including the 15 acres of lush gardens. The palace has 347 rooms, a throne chamber, a Durbar hall, a vaulted hall, a library, indoor pool and spa. Don’t lose your way while exploring.

Biru Shah: The architectural design of the Palace and gardens are magnificent. It is a privilege to enter its halls and Coppola and you can only feel overwhelmed and flabbergasted. The grounds and gardens offered a place to walk in quiet reflection, the pool was large and the water sparkling.

4. The palace is part Hotel and part Museum

The palace is part Hotel and part Museumsource: booking.com

The Chittar Sandstone has 2 wings, one is the royal residence, home to Rathore dynasty of Jodhpur who live their imperial lifestyle away from prying eyes. The second wing is owned and maintained by Taj group. The museum is housed in the grand property.

Fun fact: The museum houses an enormous symbolic flag gifted to Maharaja Jaswant Singh by Queen Victoria in 1877.

Ankur Mathur: Umaid Bhawan Palace was built was by the royal family of Marwar Kingdom. Infact, the royal family still uses and life in half of this property. One should stay once in his life in such hotel. You yourself will feel like a King because of the appearance of building and rooms.



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