Umaid Bhawan Palace
Famous Umaid Bhawan Palace is a unique tombstone in Jodhpur which is beautifully designed by Maharaja Umaid Singh. Built in 1944, this monument portrays the architecture of the western style of living. The palace depicts his taste whose architecture is distinctly western. Nowadays, this palace has been converted into a hotel and anothether part of the palace into a museum.
The construction of this palace was completed between 1928 and 1943. It was made in the memory of H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji, Grand Father of our present Maharaja, who had benevolently commissioned a new palace in 1923 to replace Mehrangarh Fort. New dimensions have been added a unique symbol of a new Jodhpur and provide some work to the people of Marwar during the period's great droughts and famines.
This golden - yellow sandstone monument was imagined on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco Style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the palace boasts of 347 rooms that were served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family since.
This monument is the ultimate masterpiece of talented renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester. It is the most popular palace that shows a perfect blend of eastern and western architectural influences. It is a majestic that is 105 - foot high cupola inspiration from Rajput tradition.