The second largest city (after Jaipur) in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an architecture lover’s feast for sore eyes. Jodhpur is home to the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace. One of the same architecture is the Umaid Bhawan. One of the last palaces ever built by an Indian king before lady liberty knocked on India’s doors, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is today one of the largest private residences in the world. Ground broke on the palace in 1929, under the reign of Maharaja Umaid Singh, and it took nearly 15 years to complete. When the palace opened in 1943, hundreds of royal family members were there to witness it. Today, part of the palace is a hotel managed by Taj, and another part is a museum. The royal family under Gaj Singh continue to reside in the palace, which was called Chittar Palace when it was being built.