Jai Vilas Mahal

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Jai Vilas Mahal
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The Jai Vilas Mahal (or The Jai Vilas Palace), Gwalior
General information
Architectural style Italian, Corinthian and Tuscan architecture
Town or city Gwalior
Country India
Completed 1874

₹1 crore in 1874

Now about ₹1200 Crore ($200 Million)
Client H. H. Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia (Shinde)
Technical details
Size 12,40,771 square feet
Jai Vilas Palace

The Jai Vilas Mahal (Hindi: जय विलास महल), also known as the Jai Vilas Palace), is a nineteenth-century palace in Gwalior, India. It was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.[1] The European architecture of the palace was designed and built by Sir Michael Filose (known as Mukhel Sahib) under the guidance of Jayajirao to welcome Edward VII.[2]

The palace has 400 rooms from which exclusively 40 rooms are transformed into Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum. Two Belgian chandeliers at Durbar Hall weighing 7 tonnes each are believed to be one of the largest in the world.[3]

Priyadarshini Raje Scindia is the patron and trustee of the museum.[4]

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The Durbar (royal court) Hall inside the palace

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  1. ^ "Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior". must see india. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hanging marvels". Tribune India. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gwalior: Palaces, fort and a lot of history". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Get In Touch". Jai Vilas Museum. Retrieved 9 January 2014.