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“Crumbling but beautiful life of Maharajah”
Review of Aina Mahal

Ranked #7 of 33 things to do in Bhuj
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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“Crumbling but beautiful life of Maharajah”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

The palace illustrates well the life of tge privileged during the 18th century - the maharajah's bed has solid gold legs. Some of the surrounding buildings are in urgent need of supports to prevent collapse. Good tourist info in palace, also tourist office near Shree Swaminarayan

Visited January 2014
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“BEST HISTORICAL ATTRACTION”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Before embarking on my Bhuj trip, I heard about this great attraction.It was a rare moment for me to have a look of this 18th century palace built by the earstwhile rulers of Bhuj who were not only passionate about their subjects and their living, but also they had intended to build some memorable palaces and museums.This palace is located adjecent to the Pragmahal palace.It has a vast collection of guns,furniture,beds,horoscopes,antique pieces of accessorioes for kings and queens.As the name suggests, it is a hall of mirrors which adorn the walls,ceilings etc.It depicts the lifestyle of the Kings and their love for collecting and preserving rare artifacts.Though badly damaged by the earthquake in 2001,still the Trust running it has taken painstaking efforts to renovate and preserve this palace.This place is a must visit for all those who go to Bhuj.

Visited September 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Ok for school kids and archeologists”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

m not much of kind of guy who likes to visit such places related to history and museum and all but still gud glass artworks and if you r in bhuj and have spare time worth visitng as its just beside prag mahal too .....

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Look at past”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Very good museum. One can have a look in to the past glory and life style of Kings. I feel sorry for lot of old objects and art work which is in bad shape. Worth to visit the place.

Visited December 2013
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Pune, India
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“Beautiful collection of artifacts ”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The Aina Mahal, which is next to the Prag Mahal, holds some prized relics.
One can find collections of coins, musical instruments, guns, paintings, mirror-works and several other items used by the rulers of Kutch. The King's Room, Musical Courtyard are also great to see. The building however is in ruins and many artifacts are also in deteriorating condition.
Do visit this place, it will take only an hour to see.

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