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Indian Palace Named Top Hotel in the World By TripAdvisor
Umaid Bhawan
Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world's largest private residences. It is loacted at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. The palace has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace also houses a museum.

Recently, Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded as the World's best hotel at the Traveller's Choice Award, which was organised by TripAdvisor.

Take a Look inside the World's Number One Hotel
The Palace is divided into three functional parts – the residence of the royal family, a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family.

The palace consists of a throne chamber, an exclusive private meeting hall, a Durbar Hall to meet the public, a vaulted banquet hall, private dining halls, a library, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a billiards room, four tennis courts, two unique marble squash courts, and long passages.

Painting

Painting Inside Umaid Bhavan Palace

The inner vaulted dome is a major attraction in the palace which rises to a height of 103 feet in the interior part which is capped by an outer dome of 43 feet height. The entry to the palace has decorations of the Coat of arms of the Rathore Royal family. The interior of the palace is in art deco design.
Palace Garden

Garden of the Umaid Bhawan Palace

The palace has 70 guest rooms including the luxurious "Regal and Vice Regal Suites" and the fabulous "Maharaja" and "Maharani suites" with art deco style decorations. The Maharani suite also has parquet flooring and has a terrace which provides scenic views of the garden.
Palace Museum

Inside the Museum of Umaid Bhawan Palace

The museum has exhibits of stuffed leopards, a very large symbolic flag gifted to Maharaja Jaswant Singh by Queen Victoria. The classic cars of the Maharajas are also on display in the garden in front of the museum. Glass, porcelain wares, memorabilia, and information on the building of the palace are also part of the exhibits. October to March are the best months to visit the palace and the museum.