Friday, 26 April 2013

A palace of resplendent gardens - Umaid Bhawan


“Go back in the glorious era of the Rathore clan. See a mesmerizing dance of the peacocks in the resplendent gardens. Live like a king in one of the world’s best private residences, redecorated with all the new world luxury of a distinguished hotel.” These are the well suited lines from a brochure of Umaid Bhawan by “Taj hotels Resorts and Palaces”. The palace is surrounded with lush greenery and gives you colorful landscapes seemed to be out of some primordial era. The interiors of the fortress seemed to be a dream land and situated high over the blue city Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan fortress is the wonderful palace of India and one of the big homes in the world. Blessed with lush greenery, this amazing Palace constructed with desert sandstone and was architected by the popular Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester in 1930s. More than 3000 artisans worked more than 14 years to make this important magnum opus in the Art Deco Style. 

Umaid Bhawan eventually has the distinction of becoming biggest personal house in the world. The plentiful interiors with gilt furniture and graceful art tell you the saga of the ancient era. The throne rooms, an neat wood-paneled library, a personal museum, an inside swimming pool, a billiards room, tennis courts and exclusive sandstone squash courts makes Umaid Bhawan Palace, unabashedly the most amazing.

Whenever, you get time to visit Jodhpur, try to stay here, believe me you will get most wonderful memory to cherish throughout your life.