Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, has been declared the world’s best hotel of 2016 by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. The palace which was once called Chittar Royal Palace, now operates as a hotel.
The palace contains 347 rooms and stands on 26 acres of lush land. About 2,000 to 3,000 people were employed to build it.
The palace was built with “dun-coloured” (golden-yellow) sandstone with two wings. Makrana marble has also been used, whereas Burmese teak wood has been used for the interior wood work.
The tariff for a standard room is Rs 44, 987 per night for two adults. The suites, however, will burn a hole in your pocket, being priced at Rs 1,18,900 for a single night!
This is how they set the dining table!
Their courtyard looks straight out of a fairy tale.
You’re welcomed with dhols, drums, a welcome dance and champagne.
They have a Zodiac Pool, which is an exotic pool where you can spend hours.
The palace is the first choice for celebrity weddings. Liz Hurley’s extravagant marriage with Arun Nayyar made the palace famous among international celebrities.
The palace is still home to the royal family of Jodhpur.