Jai Vilas Palace of Gwalior

In historical monuments in Gwalior, Jai Vilas Palace is a most magnificent architecture of the city. It is made in the nineteenth century in the year 1874, by Maharaja of Gwalior Shrimad Jiyaji Rao Scindia of Scindia dynasty of Gwalior. The cost of construction at that time was rupees 1 crore(1,00,00,000). It was designed and built in European architecture by Sir Michael Filose. The palace is a combination of three architectural styles. The first floor of the palace is built in Tuscan style, the second floor in Italian-Doric style and the third floor in Corinthian style.

 

It is famous for its Durbar Hall which is also a part of Jai Vilas Palace Museum. Interiors of Durbar Hall has decorations in gold furnishings. A pair of gigantic chandeliers is the most attractive decorations of this Durbar Hall.   The ceiling of darbar hall is 41 feet high. The hall is 50 feet in width and 100 feet in length.

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