The Prince’s Suite at Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel in Jodhpur – Rajasthan
We’re here to tell you that the traditional method of keeping cool by water evaporation doesn’t work. An entire night spent drenched in sweat convinced us to change suites right after breakfast into one of the 98 air conditioned rooms. They are all elegantly decorated with antique furniture in British Raj style for a real taste of old India, “The Jewel in The Crown.” If you are a modernist, the Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel is not your cup of tea. On the flip side, if you love antiquey atmosphere, the Umaid Bhawan is for you. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is considered an “Art Deco” monument…View image. I think “mish-mosh” describes the style rather than Art Deco with a 105-foot high cupola influenced by the Renaissance, Rajput towers and British Raj interiors.
Breakfast out on a small section of the 28 acres of gardens and into the new suite before sightseeing. The Prince’s suite. A smaller dining area (after all this was only a Prince suite, not the Maharajah), living quarters, bedroom…View image, bathroom and liveried servants in abundance. Our life as the “rich and famous” would be over in less than a week. If possible, stay in one of the many palace hotels of Rajasthan for one night and ask what the additional cost would be for a suite. You may be pleasantly surprised and isn’t it worth living like a “Royal” for one night in your life?
Francis pulled our humble Ambassador around the driveway, the doorman saluted and we were off to discover the attractions of Jodhpur…