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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Aina Mahal and many more Bhuj attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bhuj trip itinerary planner.
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  • Although i impressed by its architecture, collection and history but as far as maintenance is concerned this palace is not maintained to preserve history.  more »
  • I was not impressed by the place, may be as i dont have much interest in history/museums. Also I have seen lots of forts and palaces in Rajasthan so thats why was not impressed by this place. Would lo...  more »
  • If you're in Bhuj, I'd recommend you to visit the Aina Mahal. However, it was badly damaged by the earthquake in January 2001 and still has not been restored, so you do need to use your imagination to...  more »
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  • રાજાશાહી સમયના કાચ ઉપરના રંગીન પેઇન્ટીંગ્સ ખુબજ સરસ અને આકર્ષક છે. બાજીરાવ ની મસ્તાની જે એક નૃત્યાંગના હતી, તે પણ આ આઇના મહેલમાં તેના નૃત્ય દ્રારા આકર્ષણનુ સ્થાન બનતી. અહીં મસ્તાનીબાઇનાં કાચ ઉપર બનાવેલ ચીત્ર હજુ પણ તે સમયની સાક્ષી કરાવે છે. Wonderful Place of King for Enjoyment, There are so many Paintings of Glass, some of them are of Mastani of King Bajirao. King Bajirao's Mastanibai who was knkwn for her beauty and dancing style had also performed in this Palace for King of Kutch. There are also different types of Weapons which were used by army of Kutch.
  • The palace is good, but the maintenance is not that good. Also the sandy dust kind of outside pavements/roads is another thing which makes the place too dusty when a lot of people visit the place at a time. The palace is having a history which is most recent (like around a 100 years) describes the people and their living style through photos and the things that they used. Even few of films with history in their story have filmed in here. The management/authority should take the maintenance seriously.
  • Very nice a historic place. It could be even better if there were guides there. Has a lot of details and a reason for everything. Very beautiful place.
  • Nice place. Its been restored partially after 2001 earthquake. It shows how much fancier and royal were our maharajas. Every wall and corner is filled with mirrors. Though mirrors are not completely reflective since they are blackened over the years. Many artifacts from 18th century are displayed. This palace is not flashy and colourful and therefore adds that ancient, old feel while roaming through its corridors.
  • Nice place but poorly maintained... It's destroyed some what after earthquake.. But still has lot of things to see

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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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