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Prag Mahal Palace

Address: Next to the Aina Mahal, Bhuj, India
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Bhuj
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

With a beautiful European facade this palace stands in the same walled compound as Aina Mahal. The first glance at the exterior of the structure takes you back in time.But the interior stands in a pitiable condition.Most rooms of the palace are inaccessible except for a few. Out of the ones open to public only 2 are in a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

must visit, the place has ben maintained even after the natural disaster. The queens palace has been destroyed though :( The palace has timings 10-12 and 3-5, so plan accordingly. Must go to the top as you get a good view of the city.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Marvellous Darbar hall, Iconography. Climb tower for Panoramic view of Bhuj town, Hameersar lake and rubbles of 2001 earth quake. Visit in evening to witness parakeet's song.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

OK for a short visit, very European in outlook.....didnt visit the clock tower....The ball room was impressive, the rest was old, dusty, musty smelling and not rather well kept ! OK for a short visit if you have nothing much to do....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went to this place on our trip to bhuj.The place is ok and nothing different and also not well maintained.Not a must see on your trip t bhuj

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is basically a normal palace with no extra ordinary features. Umm... I would recommend a visit. Instead take a trip to the Mandvi Beach and the Salt Desert.

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Bhuj, Gujarat, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Situated in bhuj heart of kutch. It is the palace of maharao of kutch state. Just near to museum aina mahel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This palace has a beautiful European style architecture from outside and remarkably awesome appearance unlike any other Rajasthani palace. However again the same story repeats here as well. Very narrow road leading to palace so vehicle entry is tough. Palace is in ruins from inside. Dust...smell...urine...bats...God it smells terribly strong. No upkeep. Adding to it the typical crowd...touching all the... More 

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Next door to the Aina Mahal, in the same walled compound, is the giant Prag Mahal, which may at first seem slightly out of place at the far western edge of India, looking more appropriate in France. But then again, globalization is not a new phenomenon. This is a palace commissioned by King Pragmalji in the 1860s, designed by Colonel... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is one of the major landmarks of Bhuj and Kutch, being the seat of the former royalty. Unfortunately received quite a bit of damage in the 2001 earthquake, but more so due to neglect afterwards. Thankfully in recent times restoration work has been done including the fixing and opening of the clock tower to visitors as well as cleaning... More 

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