Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best 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.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

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.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

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!

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

This is how they set the dining table!

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

Their courtyard looks straight out of a fairy tale.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

You’re welcomed with dhols, drums, a welcome dance and champagne.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

They have a Zodiac Pool, which is an exotic pool where you can spend hours.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

The palace is the first choice for celebrity weddings. Liz Hurley's extravagant marriage with Arun Nayyar made the palace famous among international celebrities.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

The palace is still home to the royal family of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace Just Got Voted The World's Best Hotel

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