located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s largest private residences. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh of the palace, this edifice has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace also houses a museum. The palace was designed as an extraordinary blend of western technology, and many Indian architectural features. In 1971 a part of the palace was converted in to a hotel, The Taj group of Hotels.