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 (or The Jai Vilas Palace) Hindi: जय विलास महल, is a nineteenth-century palace in 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 most gigantic in the world.[3]

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

Jai vilas palace
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.