Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur has been declared as the world’s best hotel to stay in 2016. Recently, TripAdvisor has released a list of of top 25 hotels in the world in which the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur finds the first position. The list is based on the reviews and opinions collected in a single year by TripAdvisor from travellers across the world.
About Umaid Bhawan Palace
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, Umaid Bhawan Palace, is one of the world’s largest private residence. It consist of 347 rooms and serves as a principal residence of the royal family of Jodhpur. The part of palace is now run by Taj Group of hotels. At present out of 347 rooms, 64 are used as hotel rooms and suites for the tourists. The palace was constructed between 1929 to 1943 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and about 2000 to 3000 people were employed to build it.
The palace at present is divided into three functional parts:
- The residence of the royal family of Jodhpur
- Hotel managed by Taj Group and
- A museum focusing on the 20th century history of Jodhpur royal family.
Pics of the Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Pic credit Taj Hotels
Here are the list of other 24 hotels which are there in Top 25 list: