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, so evocative 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. Ceilings picked out in guilt, heavy draperies and tapestries , fine Persian carpets , antique furniture from France and Italy are features of these spacious rooms.

A wing of Jaivilas Palace was converted into a museum in memory of Srimant Jiwajirao Scindia by the late Rajmata Shrimant Vijayaraje Scindia. Then president of India H.E. Dr. Sarvapally Radhakrishnan opened the HH Maharaja Sir Jiwajirao Scindia Museum to the public on December 12th, 1964.

Museum offers to the public a unique view of the palace created in the 19th and 20th century and focuses on various arts and crafts that grew and reached their zenith under the patronage of the royal family. Museum aims to provide a viable space for the expansion of knowledge through research and sharing.

Owing to the high profile visits of Maharaja Express, the museum will close at 3:45 PM on the following dates :- 16 Jan 2018, 13 Feb 2018, 13 March 2018 & 10 April 2018

Educational group:
25% special discount for school/ educational institutions. Kindly bring official letter along with student details issued by institution.

Cloakrooms available- free.
Meant for keeping cellphones, umbrellas and small bags etc. Kindly avoid to carry bulky luggage.

Tour guide are available on payment directly to guides hired.

The museum will be closed on the following days:-

26 Jan, Republic Day
15 Aug, Independence Day
Holi, 2 days
Ganesh Chaturthi
Deepawali, 2 days

Surrounded by magnificent Jaivilas palace, the central courtyard with a huge fountain and nicely maintained lawns provides a perfect setting for a high class event with a royal touch.

Jaivilas Palace conference room provides an elegant setting for hosting high-level meetings or prestigious events for up to 16 delegates. The museum offers a complete array of business amenities and facilitates a full range of business related services. Refreshments can be provided or a business lunch can be catered by Taj, UshaKiran Palace. Our executive boardroom features: • Built-in video teleconferencing • High speed wireless internet access • High resolution 3D projector • Integrated laptop cables • Refreshments including coffee, tea and mineral water • Personalized Stationary Available Upon Request • Executive seating for up to 16 guests

Unique and astonishing, the royal swimming pool area is perfect for anything from a product launch to a networking event to an evening dinner party. Our dedicated team will work with you to create just the experience you want for your guests. Capacity – 50

How better to take in the splendour of Jaivilas than with a glass of equally splendid fine wine? The museum provides an exclusive tour of its galleries and Durbar Hall, with its treasures described by an expert guide. The tour ends with delicious wines in the Crystal Fountain area.