Jai Vilas Palace and Museum

Jai Vilas Palace, the residence of the Scindia family, was constructed in the period spanning between 1872 AD and 1874 AD. The building constructed on turrets is an eye catching marvel. The Jai Vilas Palace illustrates a perfect blend of the Corinthian and Tuscan architectural styles.

The splendid palace houses a magnificent Durbar Hall whose walls are adorned with gold leaves. Elongated mirrors cover the entire length of the rooms and large grandiose chandeliers dangle from the ceiling and add to the room's luxurious appeal.

A crystal staircase spirals its way to the 36 feet long wall. The chandeliers that hang from its wall is considered to be Asia's largest pair of chandeliers while the exquisite carpet that covers the entire floor expanse is credited to be the largest of its kind in Asia. A silver train with some extraordinary wagons made of cut glass finds pride of place in the palace. The train is one of a kind and rests on a large table and served food to the royal guests. The palace also showcases an array of swords whose origin can be traced back to the reign of Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan.

A trip to the Jai Vilas Palace and Museum is imperative for tourists on a tour to Gwalior.

Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012