Jai Vilas Palace
Jai Vilas Palace
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4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The locker system is faulty. one key can open multiple lockers. here they "Insist" to keep your wallets, purses, handbags in "Their" security lockers. they say its a rule. when I came back from visiting the museum and the number on the key was not clear whether it was 16 or 19 or 61, I asked the security guy to open the right locker, he said 16, i open it and the belongings were not mine !! I was shocked at how easy it was to open any other locker with one key!! neither the security nor the management takes any responsibility whatsoever for loss of cash, cards, passport, I cards ect. I believe that both the security and the management are together in this faulty system to facilitate stealing of the locker contents. I gave a written complaint in this matter to the so called core team of Hema Chauhan, Hridayansh Raj and Ayesha Gadbadu and asked for phone number, visiting card of the director of the museum. I was said she was busy and they gave a wrong email address of the person called Gayatri Singh !! they are all crooks !! Please REFUSE to deposit any of your important belongings in these lockers and if they insist ask the management to sign an agreement to compensate for any loss of your belongings. I have travelled extensively and nowhere have i seen any such rule where your purses need to be deposited in lockers. maximum is the security checks the contents physically or thru scanners and allows to carry it with you. very rare cases they might use a tie lock but never have I been asked to deposit it in lockers.
Written December 9, 2023
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smannige
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful palace, lovely gardens. What caught our eyes were these orange tinged trees which were Mandarin orange trees....never seen them so big. The museum had some breath taking rooms, with opulent things on display. Worth a visit.
Written February 17, 2023
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bbhaidkar
mumbai34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
I had visited jawhar at last week. Jai Vilas Palace is one of the attractions of Jawhar. Most of the locality is of tribal people. At first instance, it is difficult to believe at such place such a big palace is located. Yes, but its true. Its beautiful palace. Worth to visit it. Still the family of King is using half part of the palace. Cool and calm place.
Written December 13, 2014
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Chaitanya Joshi
Mumbai, India77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
This is located in Jawhar. Even before reaching Jawhar you can visit this palace. Interesting architecture and awesome view from the garden and terrace.
The guide told us that it would be sold by the Mukane family for converting it into a hotel.
Heritage but neglected.
Written March 30, 2015
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ShaileshSoni
Mumbai, India342 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
It is small but very good palace in Jawhar build by Raje Yashwant Rao Maukne.The palace is a build of pink stone.There is a beautiful garden with a dense forest like foilage, having trees of cashewnut everywhere. But the palace need good care as it is currently in neglected state.
Written November 10, 2014
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madhur agrawal
Gwalior, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This palace is house of king which is Scindia's but it almost convert into museum which have all the things related to Scindia's like there cars collection and many more socthis place is highly recommend
Written June 7, 2020
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bostontravelnman
Boston220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is quite a place with a lot to see. 800 rupees entrance for foreigners so a little on the pricey side. Enjoyed seeing this as it was for us unexpected.
Written March 7, 2020
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shashank sharma
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India555 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
It was the Maharaja's wish to bring the Palace of Versailles to Gwalior. So, when the occasion arose for King Edward's arrival in the year 1875, he built the Jai Vilas Palace by putting prisoners from the Gwalior fort to work on its construction. Workers spent 12 years fabricating the plush carpet in the main attraction of the Palace - the Durbar Hall. The carpet is one of the largest in the world.

The layout of the Jai Vilas Palace is reflective of the colonial period portraying the strong British influence on India. Designed by the well-known architect Sir Michael Filose (Mukhel Sahib), the magnificent palace is a prime example of European architecture, bringing together myriad experiences the great Sardar had on his tour of the West. The first floor is fashioned in Tuscan style, while the second and third floors are inspired from the Italian-Doric and Corinthian methods respectively. All 400 rooms are furnished with Italian marble flooring, Persian carpets, ornamental accessories and rare antiquities from France, China and Italy.

Tips For Visiting Jai Vilas Palace
1. Ensure beforehand that the palace is open at the time you are planning to visit. Occasionally, it may be kept closed for a private gathering of the royal family.
2. Make sure to carry lots of drinking water as there is no such facility within the palace grounds.
3. There are charges for taking a mobile or camera inside so plan to bring belongings accordingly.

4. time taken 2-3 hrs to visit .

Timings: April to September: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM,
October to March: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 100,
Foreigner Nationals: INR 600,
Camera/Mobile: INR 70,
Video Camera: INR 150,
Children (up to 5 years): Free,
Physically Challenged People: Free
Written July 13, 2019
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Biju Nair
Daman, India181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
The Jai Vilas Palace is the erstwhile residence of the king Mukne of Jawhar. It is not accessible by four wheeler. So you have to park the vehicle at Shivneri Dhaba on the Jawhar - Charoti road and trudge about a km on a foot path to reach this place. Officially the place is closed and the windows shuttered up. U can grease the care taker for a quick look inside. The interiors are not maintained and the old possessions / furniture are mouldy or broken up. The rear side of the palace offers a good view of the valley below. U can give the place a miss unless very curious about it.
Written October 30, 2014
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annebrandy
Budapest, Hungary166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The outside architecture is fascinating and it was interesting to have a look into the life of ther former high class
We are not surer that during the time of the original inhabitants the same low level of cleanness could have been experienced
Written February 16, 2020
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