Having always been a land rich in history and culture, intriguing and resilient, India is where a person’s spirit goes to find liberation. A place where answers are discovered and experiences become unforgettable; one of the top places to explore throughout a lifetime. Goddesses, royalty & merchants have all left their fossils in some shape or form around the ancient land.
And in the heart of Jodhpur, there still rises the last of India’s grand palaces, wrapped in stunning golden sandstone and named Umaid Bhawan. Surrounded by 26 acres of palace gardens and built with a flair of Art Deco, the regal compound is the unity of Eastern and Western architectural influences. It’s where a section of it is still residence to the royal family and another is a museum displaying Jodhpur’s royal past.
As for the rest of Umaid Bhawan, the monarch family has opened it to the jetsetters, to the world’s most curious. Guests are allowed to live a true royal lifestyle. From decadent dining to exotic murals from Polish artist Stefan Norblin to unparalleled in-room service, this is a prime example of travel grandeur. Feeling the desire to visit a nearby majestic temple? Done. Need an interpreter on premises? Check. Security escorts? Definitely. No detail is spared… Just ask, it’s yours. | Giuseppe
pictures courtesy Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces