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Apr 13, 2016 04:40 AM EDT
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JODHPUR, INDIA- UNDATED: In this handout photograph provided by Taj Hotel Resorts and Palaces, a general view of the Umaid Bhawan Palace where the Indian wedding of Liz Hurley and Arum Nayar is rumoured to be taking place in Jodhpur, India on March 8, 2007. Set high above the desert city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, it is the last of India's great palaces and one of the biggest residences in the world.
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There are travelers who go on vacations to search for the best hotels to unwind. If you are planning a vacation but haven't decided where to go yet, feel like a royalty and stay in the World's Top Hotel for 2016. TripAdvisor named the Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur in India as this year's best hotel in the world.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, one of the most beautiful royal palaces in world, is found in India. From a royal residence, it was turned into a luxurious hotel. CNN reports that the India's "regal past" has proven to be profitable in terms of generating income from the influx of tourists.

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The Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur in India is not only an astounding structure; it is also filled with historical tidbits left by the former royals in India. Built from 1920 to 1943, it is considered as the world's sixth-largest private residence originally used by the Royal Indian ruler, Maharaja Umaid Singh.

It is set on 26 acres of sprawling gardens with a subterranean zodiac pool. The five-star Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur hotel offers 64 rooms and suites furnished in Art Deco-style.

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Gaj Singh, Umaid Singh's grandson, said in an interview with CNN that they were forced to turn the palace into a hotel when they were stripped of privileges and income. Today, the palace has been restored to its full glory, serving as a temporary haven for tourists who want a taste of the royal Indian lifestyle.

In the list revealed by TripAdvisor, Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur bagged the "Best Hotel in the World for 2016." TripAdvisor described it as "A living dream. Truly a magical and fascinating experience. Majestic architecture and intricate detail."

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The rooms in Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur have garden views. Some of its amazing amenities include Makrana marble bathrooms with bathtubs, extensive wellness facilities such as large indoor pools, spa and yoga facilities, polo, horse riding, golf and squash areas, and fine-dining restaurants.

The hotel offers top-notch customer services including personal butlers, Indian Heritage walks, unique dining experiences,an ancient approach to wellness and spa, kids program and babysitting services.

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But aside from staying in TripAdvisor's' Top Hotel In the World. The hotel, located in Chittar Hills, offers an amazing view. The magnificent structure's aesthetic and view are enough for you to want to go to India.

And if you decide to stay in the World's top hotel, be on the lookout for royalties because until today, the Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur remains as the home of the royal descendants of the late Maharaja Umaid Singh. 

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