An Expedition to Umaid Bhawan of Rajasthan

64-Pally Puja Parishad 2013

This sixty five year old Durga Puja which is nearest to Kalighat Metro station can easily boast of its rich collection of awards & honours. The theme maker Montu Paul would present before us the world famous Umaid Bhawan of Rajasthan. Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace; this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur majestic family.

Umaid Bhawan Palace was called Chittar Palace during its erection due to its location on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943. The Palace was constructed to provide employment to thousands of people during the time of famine.

The present owner of the Palace is Maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh. The Palace is alienated into three functional parts - a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, the residence of the former royal family, and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family. There is also a gallery showcasing the most bizarre automobiles owned by the royals.

This is a giant budget puja amounting to twenty lakhs rupees followed by a Bostro Bitoron as their distinct event during the occasion. And Secretary Goutam Banerjee revealed that the pandal will have their grand opening on Chaturthi. So friends if you don’t want to miss out the luxurious view of Umaid Bhawan in the city of joy then grasp near the Kalighat Tram Depot and also you can visit their website at www.64pally.org for further details. www.durgapujaonline.com will post all the actions of 64-Pally Puja Parishad sooner.

Article : Animesh Mai
Posted By : Arghya Roy