22 December 2013
Situated on the outskirts of Jodhpur city, Umaid Bhavan was one of the last Palaces built in India. It was completed in 1943!! Part of it is converted to a star hotel and the remaining area consists of (erstwhile) Royal family residence and museum. With little guess work, one can easily conclude that commoners like us will end up seeing the museum.
The building looks grand from outside. The museum did not impress much considering that we were in Mehrangarh fort few hours ago!!
Peep into the hotel area and you will see many Mercs, BMW’s and Audi’s parked. ‘Poor people’ do stay in hotel as I saw few Honda Civic and similar cars (Do not get serious!!)
Forget about hotel visitors and have a look at some of the vintage cars owned by Royal family. A small but nice collection.
A restaurant at the entrance servers some snacks. It is a nice place to relax and have some drinks and food.
The place is little far from the town and hence it is advisable to hire an auto to reach this place.