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Read about the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace - JodhpurThe famine had struck the arid and barren land of Jodhpur and farmers were dying of hunger as their lands yielded nothing and they had no money to buy food. It was then, when like a judicious king, Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur undertook the construction of this magnificent building as a famine relief project to provide employment and a regular source of income to his subjects.

However, he didn't start the building in a slip-shod hurried manner. He took a voyage to England in 1925, in search of an architect and commissioned the London firm Lanchester and Lodge. It took 16 years and hard work of over 3000 artisans to complete this spectacular sandstone palace, named after its maker as the Umaid Bhawan Palace. The royal residence of Jodhpur, this splendid palace has the distinction of being the largest private residence in the world and one million square feet of the finest marble was consumed in its construction. The palace stretches across 26 acres of land out of which 15 acres have been occupied by the gardens. The palace has aristocratic European interiors and latest facilities.

Designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester, it was completed in 1943. The upheaval in the political systems pushed royalty to take the back seat and the reign came into the hands of Government of India. By 1971, the privileges, titles and privy purses from the former rulers of the states were withdrawn and it became difficult for the princely families to maintain their residential palaces. However, the young and bright Maharaja Gaj Singh came up with a new idea and converted a part of his palace into the finest luxury hotel in India and even the world in 1977. The extravagant art deco interiors have been carefully restored for public viewing. This sand stone façade building now boasts of housing the erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur, a Five Star Deluxe Hotel and a Museum.

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