Entries tagged: Umaid Bhawan Palace

The Experience: Maharaja for a Day

The Experience: Maharaja for a Day

Our turbans trailed from the 1946 open-air Buick 8 Roadmaster as we made our way up Jodhpur’s Chittar Hill and to the palace gates. There she was, Umaid Bhawan Palace, the world’s largest private residence, and today, her 28 acres of majestic Indo-deco splendor was mine. By Scott Goetz Cue: fanfare of pounding drums. Sound the trumpeting narsingha horns. It’s my royal entrance. As we make our way around the drive, an army of Rajasthani guards raises the silk canopy. Before I can “Bravo!” the guards for taking their handlebar mustaches to a literal level, I am ushered up the […]

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