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Jai Vilas Palace Museum

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Address: Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior 474001, India
Phone Number: +91 93011 07666
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Full-Day Private Excursion to Gwalior from Agra

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This museum is fun just from the standpoint of seeing how the really, really rich and famous lived. Opulent rooms and expensive toys. My favorite was the jhoola (swing) made... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is fun just from the standpoint of seeing how the really, really rich and famous lived. Opulent rooms and expensive toys. My favorite was the jhoola (swing) made from a broken chandelier. Some good signs explaining the history of some, but definitely not all, objects. I have not been able to find a floor plan on-line. I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Jaivalas Royal Palace and Scindia Museum whilst in Gwalior during a tour of northern India. This is a huge building surrounding a large square garden. The museum houses an extensive and interesting variety of artefacts, furniture, carriages, etc., housed in some ornate rooms. The most spectacular room (which we visited last) is a massive... More 

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mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing museum inside amazing palace. Good display, there are many signboards, but improvement is needed to locate the exhibits. good collection of things of royal family. darbar hall, chandeliers and the famous "dining table train", is great to see. however more lighting needs almost everywhere in the museum. felt little darkness. entry fee is also not too expensive

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Thank pkaran
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace is more of a museum and you need close to 2-3 hours to see the various galleries. The museum closes by 5.30 pm so make sure to reach latest by 3pm to cover the palace. Compared to the archeological museums in Gwalior Fort complex and Gujari Mahal, this one is more exhaustive- close to 40 rooms are constitute... More 

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Thank gitanjali m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its located 1 km from rail station Gud place to visit And see royallizm of madhav rao sindiya mahal Butiful palace

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Thank arun y
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very very beautiful palace and Museum. Excellent experience of watching this heritage places. However, they charge INR 100/Indian nationations and INR 100/Mobile phone, which looks little costly but after entering to museum it's looks worthy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this continues to be the residence of the royal family of Gwalior, and there is much information about the design, construction and decoration of the palace, it is a most interesting place to visit. It is also a beautiful palace, not on an intimidating scale but lovely.

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Thank Michael B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Palace is not maintained properly. There is an entry fee of 100 rupees per person, even child above age of 5 will be charged.

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The palace of the local maharaja. All the things are present which were used in those days when they ruled Gwalior. Till date they also have a railway line too. Dining Table with train is must watch.

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Gwalior, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It's a place to see old memories and collection of Scindhia's valuables, brought here during tenures of various Maharajas. Silver train used to serve food items during Maharajas dinner etc with guests.

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