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Aina Mahal, Bhuj

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Take in the majestic mirrored hall and ornately decorated rooms of Aina Mahal. Built in 1761 by the King of Bhuj, and partially destroyed by the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, the palace--or what remains of it--welcomes visitors to explore its wealth of intricate artifacts. Inspect the armaments, skillful ivory and wooden carvings, embroidery, and various other artworks adorning the exquisite chambers of this luxuriant royal abode. Use our Bhuj itinerary planner to visit Aina Mahal on your trip to Bhuj, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • May 28, 2017
    It is good to see with full family, it is nearby prag mahal so you can see both mahal in same visit.  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    We went here as it was part of a package from the Rann Utsav (while returning). Very ordinary, not well maintained and really not much to write home about. Also, the surroundings are really dirty. App...  more »
  • May 13, 2017
    Aina Mahal, meaning Palace of Mirrors is an 18th century Palace with lots of mirrors and collection of Bhuj Royalty. Maybe earthquake of 2001 has taken away its maintenance but things display could be...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Amazing aaina mahal has a very valuable things to see and nice place.
  • July 6, 2017
    A must see historical place to see in bhuj. A must see place for photographers to shoot some pictures of ancient architectural bulidings.
  • July 1, 2017
    Aaina mahal has a very valuable things to see
  • January 30, 2017
    It was one of the most absurd museum cum palace I've ever seen. There were random pictures of dogs and royal families that weren't even related to the museum. It was nice to see the King's room but that was about it. Other than that, you can pretty much skip visiting this place.
  • July 2, 2017
    It is Historical palace where last king maharao madansinhji lived there.

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As one of the few large towns in the region, Bhuj has a number of accommodations to cope with all those wanting to see the town's sights, as well as the small, remote villages across the wider area. Primarily located between Station Road and the lake, the accommodations range from palatial hotels, old and new, to some more standard fare offering basic rooms to bed down in. Homestays offer a particularly authentic and popular way of experiencing the local culture of Bhuj.
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