Luxury Crafted By Time - Experiencing The Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

2nd Nov 2018
Photo of Luxury Crafted By Time - Experiencing The Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur by Shubhangi Jeswal

True luxury is in its details. It’s built with time and care ,with years spent perfecting craft, with decades spent acquiring a reputation and centuries spent building the culture. Luxury becomes real when it has a legacy .

Yes I am talking about the greatest hotel in the world by Taj- The Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur.

It was always a dream for me to experience worlds best hotel. Experiencing the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas of bygone era.

It is divided into three parts — a luxury Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces hotel (since 1972), the residence of the royal family, and a museum focusing on the history of the Jodhpur royal family — the palace is also one of the world's largest residences with lush gardens.With 64 spacious rooms and suites filled with gilded furniture and elegant artwork, you'll experience fine living at its best.

The gardens of the palace look like something out of a lush European city. If you are staying at the hotel do not miss the sunrise accompanied by beautiful sounds of the dancing peacocks . Also a must experience is an ayurvedic treat at the Jiva Grande Spa or have a dip in either the outdoor or indoor pool. Dining here too is an experience especially breakfasts which is accompanied by soulful sounds of tabla and sitar played by experts. Watching freely roaming peacocks and squirrels as you have breakfast at Pillars an all-day dining restaurant overlooking the vast gardens. Or Raas a newly opened restaurant.

My experience was extraordinary as for the entire group staying in the hotel had arranged a private dinner right in front of beautiful Baradari, a marbled pavilion in the gardens. The dinner was special because we were served the traditional Rajasthani thali in a very unique way which was similar to the services given to the Maharaja .

The dinner was accompanied by amazing performances by traditional kal beliya and kar taal performers.

Umaid Bhawan Hotel Review-To sum it all up….

There are many hotels that offer you a delightful stay but the memories from Umaid Bhawan would stay with you for a long long time to come.

At Umaid Bhawan Palace, it all comes together – the architecture, the design, the hospitality, the food, the surroundings and the vibe. You live the past and present at the same time here. You go there to be in a different world altogether.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is where you check in with those you love. Again and again. Just that you should have enough money in your pocket.

I have been lucky enough to be travelling with companies and groups who have been organising luxury tours across India.

With this I would like to state a fact that true luxury can be experienced the best in India.

I don’t want to miss mentioning the best part of my experience at the palace which was the welcome ghoomar dance by the ladies. It was something I had never seen or did before .

If not for anything else then go stay at the palace for that one dance performance .

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