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Jai Vilas Palace Museum

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

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Specimen of the Royalty of Scindias.

Built in the 19th century this Jai Vilas Palace showcases life and style of Scindias the Royals of the area. As they could afford, maybe at the cost of the general public, they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

takes min 2.5 hrs to see full palace , must visit , the wall hanging zumbar is very good , must see if you are in gwlior

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the 19th century this Jai Vilas Palace showcases life and style of Scindias the Royals of the area. As they could afford, maybe at the cost of the general public, they acquired the best, be is furnishings, the furniture, clothes, carriages, chandeliers, carpets, porcelain, hunting gears, books and what not. The entrance fee to museum is quite a... More 

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Thank SatyendraGarg
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was built by JayajiRao Scindia in 1874. It's a combination of 3 styles Tuscan,Italian-Doric and the Corinthian. The Maharajas have built a phenomenal collection over the century. Armoury, period furniture and artefacts are on display but the pièce de résistance is a model railway with a silver train that carried after-dinner brandy and cigars around the table. A must... More 

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Thank Gaurang K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly not to be missed.. splendour of the building n the luxury enjoyed by its royal inhabitants will leave you spell bound.since it's not maintained by the government but by the royalty of Gwalior, Its pretty well maintained. Keep at least 2hrs up ur sleeves to enjoy it thoroughly. extra payment for cameras. Open all days.

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Thank anchal1212
Noida, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This museum is all about Scindia's richness showing off valuable possessions collected by their generations and also on display is their ostentatious way of life since aeons. Even the clothes worn by them and tigers (Our national animal and the most endangered species) hunt by them are kept for public showing. What can be the significance of show-casing a silver... More 

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Thank AnjaliChawla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There is World's Biggest Pendant, -Bringing mobile in the museum is also chargable INR 100 per every mobiles means if you are having a Black & White mobile which is not having the camera then still you will be charged but the good thing is if you don't want to give extra money for mobile then you can deposit there... More 

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Thank sid_ups
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Must visit place in gwalior... They allow mobile or camera after the ticket for them oterwise you have to put them in locker... I would recommend taking the camera with u bcz its totally worth it... Lots of things to see and learn...

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Thank Subhash Y
Gwalior, India
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Good place to see the furniture and lavish life of Scendia family. various gunes and vehicles were showcased there. the big party hall is very good

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This museum is a part of the Jai Vilas Palace. Portrays the history of the Scindia rulers only. The collection is pretty good although they could have done a much better ob displaying it. Worth a visit if you have the time.

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Nashik, India
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 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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