Friday, 8 October 2010

PHOTO FEATURE: Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, Jodhpur

About a month ago, being frustrated with a heavy workload (some of it self-imposed) I desperately needed and wanted a luxury vacation. I harboured the dream of one that was wouldn't cost me a rupee. Funnily enough, elements of the universe conspired to make my dream a reality and I was offered a trip to the Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, Jodhpur. Reiterating my now stronger belief in 'The Secret', I enjoyed the ultimate luxury experience. Here are some images from my stay:


It all started with a pick-up in a vintage car from the airport. My ride was a vintage Chevrolet (that's all I could get from the chauffeur!)


My grand room, replete with a walk-in-wardrobe, 2 mini balconies with patio furniture and a massive bathroom furnished with a bathtub and a separate bathing area!


The majestic lobby area in all its glory.


The ceiling of the lobby.


 The palace hotel looked upon by the moon.


 Paintings of kings and queens adorn many of the walls at the hotel.


Found this on the wall of the Ladies room!




The seemingly dancing chandelier of the Marwar Hall.






The circular ceiling.



And saving the best for last; this is one of my favourite pictures.


8 comments:

Anu said...

This is awesome! I remember visiting the museum half of the palace when I visited Jodhpur a few years back, and wishing that I could stay there.... and I certainly cant, not unless someone makes an offer like you got! at least thanks to you, I now have a glimpse of the inside!

Bedouin said...

:) I'm so glad you enjoyed this virtual tour! And trust me, if you want something badly enough, you DO get it; this is my proof!

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Bedouin said...

Thank you Badloi :)

Emilie Esnault said...

Great post!

Bedouin said...

Thanks Emilie :)

Resorts in Udaipur said...

Nice one! The palace is huge!!

Ruchika Vyas said...

Yup!