100 Places to visit in India
One of the highlights of Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhawan, an opulent palace which has now been converted into a plush hotel. Several parts of the palace are still open to the public, which give you a glimpse into the royal times. The construction of the palace was ordered in 1923 by Maharaja Umaid Singh in order to provide families with work and income during a time of drought and famine. The manicured lawns and the intricate architecture make the palace a sight to behold.