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Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior

(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Appreciate the luxurious life of Indian royalty at Jai Vilas Palace. Built in 1874, architect Sir Michael Filose combined different European styles--Tuscan, Italian-Doric, and Corinthian--to achieve the palace's grandiose aesthetic. See the exquisite Durbar hall, decorated with gilt and gold furniture and featuring monumental crystal chandeliers, which hang from the ornate golden ceilings. Well-maintained rooms, including the king and queen's rooms, display the royal family's lifestyle, making it quite easy to imagine how a Maharajah must have lived. Keep an eye out for the palace's railway track, with a train carrying decanters and cigars for the guests. A visit to Jai Vilas Palace represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gwalior trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • The people are unfriendly. Museum opens at 10:00 and have silly rules like don't take your phone inside. When you reach early people are still cleaning and there is dust all around. Inside the museum ...  more »
  • The museum is well maintained. However, I found it rather contemporary in nature. A large focus was on individuals/ artifacts of recent memory (within last 50 years) and focus on history was less. 
  • Portrait of Super Luxury lifestyle led by the scindhias. This is the palace where scindhias lived. OMG!!!. What a luxury. It has been converted to museum. The Sitting room, bed rooms, even the washroo...  more »
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  • Jai Vilas Palace, the home of the Maharaja (King) of Gwalior - The Scindias. It has been often referred as the Buckingham Palace of India. The majestic white piece of architecture has been attracting visitors from Near and Far. 125 kms from the Taj Mahal, it is very much present on the tourist map of India. What to watch out - 1. The Chandelier which is said to be the biggest in Asia. So much so that more than 20 elephants were carried to the terrace just to test the strength of the ceiling.  2. The royal dining train with the silver train. 3. The Architecture 4. The Arms and Ammunition displayed. 5. The Carts and Wagons at the exit. You may also chose to dine at the Taj Usha KiranPalace, a property of Taj, a part of the heritageJai Vilas Palace. There is a zoo right next to the Palace in case of you are an animal lover. Also, the evening Light and Sound show at the Gwalior Fort should not be missed.
  • Madhya Pradesh has many places to visit and this one is one of the best places. The palace has great reviews and is really nice to see such a elegant structure. This is known as Scindia palace or Jai Vilas palace.
  • Jai Vilas palace has rich collection of historical importance of india it is house of scindia family and old a lot of time.
  • one of the best palace of india. it is the place where scindia family used to live.it is a living palace museum. must watch the silver train in darbaar hall.
  • Witness of Black History of Gwalior with Royal inclination, museum have a really great collection of Maratha Culture and also we can see world's biggest pendent there but the fee for Mobile is ₹100 as same as our entry fee and this is the worst thing in this place