Umaid Bhawan's cost, where Priyanka-Nick will get married

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18 Nov 2018

How much do rooms at Umaid Bhawan, Priyanka-Nick's wedding-venue, cost?

In a classic case of East meets West, Priyanka Chopra is all set to marry Nick Jonas, her fiance of a few months.

The two global stars have gone on their separate bachelor weekends, Priyanka took over Amsterdam and Nick embarked on a sea adventure.

Now all eyes are set on their wedding, which will happen in the royal Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur.

The venue

The venue is just like the couple

The venue is just like the couple

Since the couple is extraordinary, their wedding venue had to be like them too. The palace which has been booked by the couple was built between 1928 and 1943 by Maharaja Umaid Singh.

British architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester was tasked with the project and he took inspiration from Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, whose architect was Sir Edwin Lutyen.

The result was marvelous.

The palace

The palace was built to provide employment to downtrodden

The palace was built to provide employment to farmers and others when the state was famine-hit.

After Maharaja Umaid Singh died, the palace was passed on to his son Hanwant Singh. Post his death in a plane crash, the palace is taken care of by Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur, the successor.

Notably, Taj Hotels partly owns the palace now.

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Money matters

Now the most important part: How much does it cost?

Now the most important part: How much does it cost?

Like one would have imagined, the palace has royalty written all over it.

It nestles 22 rooms, 42 suites and boasts of palm court marble. It also has a family museum, a massive banquet hall, library, ballroom, indoor swimming pool, tennis and marble squash courts.

One room costs Rs. 34,000 but the prices can go as high as Rs. 5,00,000.

Notably, palace has, sort of, put up 'No rooms' sign

While Priyanka and Nick are yet to announce their wedding dates, it should be noted that there are no rooms available in the palace from December 1 to 2; the speculated dates when they will say 'I do'.

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