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Prag Mahal Palace

Address: Next to the Aina Mahal, Bhuj, India
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Ranked #11 of 24 things to do in Bhuj
Type: Architectural buildings, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is poorly maintained even though it has some valuable stuff collection. The belongings, cupboards, artefacts which belonged to maharaja of kutch are in very bad condition. The skin of stuffed animals are peeling off. This place is also damaged during Bhuj earthquake however it was not at all restored even though its a tourist place. Overall you can... More 

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Bangalore
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Must have been a beautiful place once... Now shattered by the 2002 earthquake and lack of funds. Such a pity! The exteriors are beautiful & well maintained but the interiors are a little sad. High bell tower with narrow steps leading up. Can cause a jam if there is two way traffic

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The palace is breathtakingly beautiful and you will surely be reminded of Hum dil de chuke sanam and Lagaan. The view from the terrace is spectacular.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

At first glance this building could be standing in an Italian Piazza. Made of local red stone a mixture of dragons, apsaras, jackals,acanthus leaves & snakes decorating pillars. One dragon standing out over the front entrance resembles a medieval gargoyle. Inside a hotch-potch of stuff-it could be the contents of an auctioneer's showroom. The earthquake damaged Durbar Hall has been... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Prag Mahal is supposed to be symbolic of local rulers - history of the ruling royal included. That said i was left wondering to my despair on why the state of poor maintenance, no meaningful effort to keep the place clean, organized and making it visit worthy. I was disappointed to say the least. It almost looked like a... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had been to this palace in last week of Dec 2014 but was very disappointed to see the awful maintenance of the different artifacts. Also the lack of proper guide services makes it useless to visit this place when you are not able to know about the artifacts. I was not able to feel anything special about this place... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Prag Mahal palace while on our way back from the White Rann. The palace of the erstwhile King of Kutch, this neogothic style structure claims to be one of the earliest examples of this style in India. The exteriors are interesting - especially the older parts, which are crumbling. The clock tower is modelled after the 'Big Ben'... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The palace is small and the king was a maniac he was obsessed with killing animals and using them as decoration all over his palace. There isnt much to see frankly. Poorly maintained. There is a clock tower there, that's nice, but it was overcrowded.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just beside Aaina Mahal and again poorly maintained.Nothing much to see.Just another place to visit in bhuj

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Ahmedabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I don't think it has been dusted after the original inhabitants of this place left. I think they just left all the broken and unwanted pieces/furniture around and these guys just arranged/threw it around the place. They charged for the camera but I couldn't make myself take pictures of these dilapidated stuff. It looks majestic from outside. God save the... More 

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