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Jai Vilas Palace Museum

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Address: Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior 474001, India
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+91 93011 07666
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$85.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Ancient Gwalior from Agra
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$130.00*
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Full-Day Private Excursion to Gwalior from Agra

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The opulent Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior built in 1874 by the Scindia ruler Jiyaji Rao Scindia follows the Italian style of architecture. It today houses a museum known as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Nashik, India
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Nashik, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The opulent Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior built in 1874 by the Scindia ruler Jiyaji Rao Scindia follows the Italian style of architecture. It today houses a museum known as Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia Museum. The Durbar Hall and Banquet Hall in the palace are regal and have chandeliers that can each hold 250 candles. The dining table in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the main highlight in Gwalior . If you're interested in history and antiques this is the right place. Jai vilas mahal have the biggest pair of chandelier in the world.

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Thank Lithin J
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is just amazing. Would recommend taking a guide. The palace itself is majestic. Half of the palace is used by royal family and half is converted to Palace. One could see the legacy of royal lineage. There is a working train that runs over the dinning table serving liquor to guests. Once could also see the biggest chandeliers... More 

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Thank Subhasish R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not expect the kind of effort put in for conservation. Tells about the history of Scindhia family as well as their lifestyles. Collections of arms furniture palkis chandeliers on display. Very nice flooring in some of the rooms. A little dusty...but very nice. Should have some more relevant soveniers in their shop.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there as part of my trip to Gwalior. We took Taj express from Delhi. From Gwalior railway station we hired auto for INR 350 for all 6 spots visit in Gwalior. this is one of those. The auto drops you to starting point of fort or gate and from there you have to walk for 5 mts till... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting a "European style" palace and gardens - the chandeliers were absolutely huge inn the dining room. It was n't crowded when we visited in January and were able to take our time looking at the weapons, the "trophy" room.

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Thank Kerry501
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you see new types of thing that you haven't seen yet before then this place is right to visit..

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Agra, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Palace full of political and showoff and very person centric. This palace has a entry ticket of INR 100 and also charges 100 rupees for the camera or the camera mobile that you carry .. I wouldn't say that it was complete waste of money as a person who knows weapons and has fancy of those will certainly like the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is closed on Mondays. Only a small part of the palace has been converted into museum. Private palace of Scindias. They charge Rs. 100 per head. All galleries are neatly arranged. Small cafeteria and clean toilets are there. All our things can be kept in a locker at the entrance and we can take the key. The richness of... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Versailles in India. A very impressive totally preserved and furnished palace. Hire a personal guide for 300-500 Rupees, totally worth it! The guide takes you through in an efficient manner and tells you about everything: very knowledgeable and courteous. We were pressed for time and guide helped us see it in an hour but much better to allow at least... More 

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