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Umaid Bhavan Palace , Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences.

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Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.

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The present owner of the Palace is Gaj Singh.

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The Palace is divided into three functional parts - a luxury Taj Palace Hotel (in existence since 1972), the residence of the owner's royal family, and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family.

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There is also a gallery showcasing the most exotic automobiles owned by the royals.

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Posted by anuj1975 09:26 Archived in India Tagged palace king tourism bhavan jodhpur rajasthan umaid

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