Jai Vilas Palace


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Jai Vilas Palace
Jai Vilas Palace

Hotel Overview :

Jai Vilas Palace was built in the year 1809,and Lt. Col. Sir Michael Filose had designed this palace. Jai Vilas Palace is located in the new city of Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh. Although the current maharaja still lives in a portion of the palace,a large part of it is now a museum. 35 of the rooms have been made into the Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum. The rest of the rooms reflect the splendour and glory,which comes alive in the Italianate structures.

The museum is full of the bizarre items Hollywood maharajas are supposed to collect,such as Belgium cut-glass furniture (including a rocking chair),and what looks like half the tiger population of India,all shot,stuffed and moth-eaten.

Jai Vilas Palace hotel offers 35 AC Rooms with luxurious living,served up with thoughtful little gestures. The electric mix of contemporary style and traditional Indian motifs creates a variable feast for the senses. Further the efficient and personalized assistance further ensures you have a pleasant and comfortable stay.

The main durbar hall is impressive. The gold paint used around the room is said to weigh 58kg,and the two giant chandeliers are incredible that weigh a couple of tonnes and were installed only after ten elephants had tested the strength of the roof!