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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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  • Located in the same premises as the Prag Mahal – the entire complex is known as Durbargarh Complex – this is another site worth visiting. It was badly damaged during the major earthquake in 2001, but ...  more »
  • We visited Aaina Mahala after visit of Prag Mahala. It was a nice palace of the king. Aina Mahala is famous for housing an awesome Hall of Mirrors and gilded ornaments. The most distinctive feature of...  more »
  • Aina mahal or glass palace is within the Bhuj city accessed through narrow streets. The complex within which Aina mahal is located does look dilapidated.msome locals said the place suffered damages du...  more »
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  • Aina mahal is an 18th-century palace in Bhuj. It is located next to the Pragmahal. It was built by Rao Lakhpatiji in 1761. The palace was damaged in the 2001 earthquake. However, a portion of the palace which was not so badly damaged has been restored and it houses the museum, displaying the bed room, music room, court room and other old pieces of arts, paintings, arms, etc.
  • The Aina Mahal, which is next to the Prag Mahal, holds some prized relics. One can find collections of coins, musical instruments, guns, paintings, mirror-works and several other items used by the rulers of Kutch. The King's Room, Musical Courtyard are also great to see. The building however is in ruins and many artifacts are also in deteriorating condition. Do visit this place, it will take only an hour to see.
  • Old heritage but not maintained, usp for this palace is mirrors but now most of the mirrors are corroded or broken or faded. But museum is good.
  • Needs bit for maintenance and if possible more information about palace can be provided to visitors. Other than that it's pretty good. Entry fee is 20 per head and photography is prohibited.
  • It was great fun over there. It is famous heritage place and palace the in Kutch