Jai Vilas Palace

Jai Vilas Palace

Built in 1809 . Jai Vilas Palace is the house of Maharaja of Gwalior till date. Lt. Col. Sir Michael Filose designed this palace.A splendor of a different kind exist in the Jai Vilas Palace, current residence of the Royal Scindia Family . Some 35 rooms have been made into the Scindia Museum. and in these rooms, soevocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architecture modes. The imposing Darbar Hall has two central chandeliers , weighing a couple of tonnes , and hung only after ten elephants had tested the strengths of the roof. Ceiliengs picked out in guilt, heavy draperies and tapestries , fine Persian carpets , antique furniture frm France and Italy are features of these spacious rooms.


Built by the Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia, the palace is adorned with furniture from Versailles, ornate mirrors, Venetian cut glass swing, two Belgian chandeliers (each weighing 3.5 tons and measuring 12.5 m high), handmade carpet (the largest in Asia 40 m long), a huge dining table and an antique Rolls Royce.

Eye-catching treasures include : a silver train with cut-glass wagons which served guests as it chugged around on miniature rails on the table: a glass cradle from Italy used for the baby Krishna each Janmashtami ; silver dinner services and swords that were once worn by Auranzeb and Shah Jehan.

Opens every day except on Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm . Entry fees are Indian Rupee 60 for Indians and Indian Rupee 250 for foreign visitors

Contact Number : Jai Vilas Palace ” 0751-2372390

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