Umaid Bhawan Palace : Day 2

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Last night Sanjeev and the hotel staff celebrated my birthday. I cut a delicious dark chocolate cake (complimentary from Umaid Bhawan) and finished off my birthday with wine toasts.

We woke up to the twitter of birds,  calls of peacock, and pitter-patter of the rain. The way it is raining here, it is hard to believe we are in Rajasthan. :)

We went for a grand breakfast. People love to feed you here. They’d keep bringing assortments on your table, and would sugget you to try out various things. You are actually spoilt for choice by the time you actually start eating your meal. The smiles never leave the royal butlers’ faces. The humbleness of people around makes this place special than anywhere else I have been so far.

Even though it was drizzling, Sanjeev and I decided to take a walk outside the palace. I saw a real peacock dancing to the rain for the first time ever. :)

Sharing some pics from today. :) Totally looking forward to next few days of our stay here. :)

I just received a huge bouquet of lilies , a personal hand written card, and a polo shirt as a gift for my birthday from Umaid Bhawan. The operations manager and his staff personally came to wish and present the gift. :)  This place never fails to surprise. :)

Ciao! 

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umaid bhawan outfit

zara red maxi skirt

red skirt style

red maxi skirt

birthday cake
My birthday cake – it was delicious dark chocolate cake
Absolutely stunning shot of peacock flying captured by Mr Husband
Absolutely stunning shot of peacock flying captured by Mr Husband. There are around 30 peacocks here.
Umaid Bhawan Palace from outside
Umaid Bhawan Palace from outside
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Close shot
entrance umaid bhawan
entrance – was trying to see if the tiger was for real hihi
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The grand foyer

Umaid Bhawan at night
Umaid Bhawan at night
As you walk through the palace....
As you walk through the palace….

 

The 12 pillars - Elizabeth Hurley married Arun Nayar here in 2007
Breakfast at the pillars
Breakfast across the pillars
The rajasthani assortments at the breakfast. I loved the mirchi pakoda.
Sanjeev and I *smiles*

 

trying to drive the golf cart. hihih
The fruit platter at breakfast
the yummy fluffy omelette with baked tomato
rose petals
fresh rose petals in silver bowl in our room
Flowers and gift from Umaid Bhawan
Flowers and gift from Umaid Bhawan
birthday umaid bhawan
Personal hand written card.

 

 

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Wearing :
Skirt,Top, Belt : Zara
Shoes : Steve MaddenBag : Promod
Bangles : Aldo

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39 Responses to Umaid Bhawan Palace : Day 2

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  2. Bee says:

    I think I just fell in love…. I’m sending this link to M pronto… this place totallly goes n my list :D

  3. richss says:

    it seems exotic..
    loved every bit of these pics..
    njoyy d rains..u took d luck wid u here as it generally don’t rain here dis much..
    :*

  4. sweta says:

    wow Rati… What a place this is :)
    beautiful…. and you looked stunning too….
    have fun….

    I too wana go on a holiday soon :)

  5. Abinaya says:

    You look stunning Rati! And you guys look so cute, such a great couple *touchwood* :)
    Love that peacock photo! Have a great vacation dahling, you totally deserve it!!! :)

  6. Paddy says:

    Rati, this post is such a delight to the eyes…Rajasthan, especially Jaipur has been on my must visit list…your posts are making me more eager to go…

    Do try to visit the Gem Palace if you have not visited it yet…also, the Anokhi museum of hand printing…you can find the details here…
    http://www.anokhi.com/museum/visit.html

  7. Deepika says:

    stunning :) and enjoy ur holids…!!

  8. Paddy says:

    My comment moderation :(

  9. Neha S. says:

    again loved the styling and the belt is so pretty!the peacock pic had me spellbound.!!
    and the palace and food pics.. !!again im at loss of words!!
    enjoy ..!! :D

  10. Ritu R says:

    I want to call you ‘Maharani Sahiba’ after seeing the 4th pic…. plz accept the title!!! hehe… I just wish there was somebody to hold the umbrella for you!!! grandeur is everywhere to be seen in all the pics!!! enjoy your stay!! :)

  11. Neha says:

    such a rich and touching post…life is beautiful :D

  12. Devie says:

    Gorgeous scenery, gorgeous food, gorgeous Rati! And major kudos to Sanjeev who captures all this so beautifully, seriously, until this post I didn’t even think of all the talent that goes into photographing these posts! Thanks to both of you for sharing these with us : )) you make an adorable couple <3

    • Rati says:

      neha thanks. :))

      Thankooo devie. :) Sanjeev is becoming awesome with his pictures. Sometimes i get irritated at how many pics he clicks but guess it’s all worth it in the end. :)

  13. Swathi says:

    Exotic :) Peacock Photo is so nice….awesome capture.. God Bless you… You guys look adorable :)

  14. Dita says:

    Nice pics and so romantic

  15. Nandini says:

    You must’ve felt like a princess on your birthday with so much pampering :D haha. Loved the peacock shot and the one of the two of you together. Your outfit totally goes with the Rajasthani royal atmosphere! Must be so much more nice with the rains!

    • Rati says:

      thank you nandini. It’s pretty awesome. you should totally plan a trip here sometime. :)) Snajeev totally made me feel like a princess. :)

  16. Janhavi says:

    Love the place looks so gorgeous ! Happy Birthday :D I can see you had a totally smashing day ! :D

  17. Pia says:

    Sanjeev ji.. What fantastic shots.. :thumbs up:
    its such a royal birthday surprise for u na.. Excited with the pics.. Waiting eagerly for more.. Hihi!! The palace is splendid.. Living the moments thru ur piccys.. :D :D :D :D

    • Rati says:

      J doo thanks. I read your mail. Laughed out hard. loll!!! Thanks. :)

      Thank you pia. Hope you visit the place soon. :-*

  18. kangan says:

    he rati..
    it looks so grand n beautiful..
    u look so happy.. god bless :)

  19. Ramya says:

    Rati.. I’m so speechless over the photos.. The place looks simply heavenly. Just have to visit once in my lifetime!!! And the peacock photo!!! Awesome!!!!!!
    Such a cute couple u guys make :) The pic is very sweet :)
    And u look so gorgeous.. Like a princess!!!

  20. Bidisha Sinha says:

    my god..seems like a dream destination…
    wow… “the grand foyer” is looking marvellous :O

  21. Bhumika says:

    What fabulous clicks ! The peacock one is the best and the view from the outside..

  22. swapna says:

    Belated birthday wishes rati ….lovely pics

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