Jai Vilas Palace

The Jai Villas Palace is situated under the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The maharaja of Gwalior, JiyajiraoScindia built this palace during 1874. The present Maratha Scindia dynasty lives in the palace even today. The palace was built by a European architecture for which the European styles can be experienced here. The palace is composed of 400 rooms. A museum has been developed by including 40 rooms of the palace to showcase the collections of JiyajiraoScindia. The museum has crystal ornaments, Persian carpets, cut glass ornaments, Japanese and European art works, Madurai and Malabar woodwork, Chandeliers, Ivory work, Stuffed tigers, Gold painted Darbar hall and Musical instrument of the earlier times. Other than these miniature paintings, manuscripts, sculptures, coins, weapons are on display also.

It took the builders nine years to complete the construction. Renowned Sir Micheal Filose drew the architecture of this palace. He has a friendship with the prince of this region. He had a deep knowledge about the Indian and European styles of architecture. That’s why the palace is the perfect blend of the eastern tradition in the western set up.

Travel Tips

Gwalior was a princely state of India. People living at this part follows the conservative lifestyle even in today’s time. Any visit at the religious sites by wearing short clothes must be avoidable. The sun shines too bright during the summer. So if possible take a trip during the winter season starting from November to March. There are shops offering the art and crafts of Gwalior to the tourists. Chanderi saris and silk saris are famous in this region.

When to visit

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Things to do

There are no other outdoor activities available other than the visit to the nearby popular places. Tourists can complete their wish of visiting a forest at this region. History loving community has a plethora of options at this region. There are archaeological sites and museums keeping the secret of Gwalior. Para sailing, river rafting and rock climbing is available at the Tiger Dam area.

Getting Around

There are various options available as transportation need. Buses, taxis, autos are available. Private cars are available at different tours and travels. Book the car according to your need. Starting from 4-seater to 8-seater, everything is available.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Regular domestic flights are available from New Delhi and Bhopal. International tourists can come via these airports.
  • There are superfast expresses connecting the Gwalior station with other metros of India. Shatabdi and Taj Express is available in the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai route.
  • There are regular bus services available from Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Agra, Lucknow, Bhopal, Indore, Jhansi, Jabalpur, Ujjain, and Khajuraho. Roads are well connected with all the parts of India.

Surrounding Attractions

Gwalior is renowned for its royal values in the central part of India. There are plenty of attractions in the area. they are Gwalior fort, Man Mandir Palace, Tansen memorial, SurajKund, Sas-Vahu Temple, GujariMahal Archaeological Museum, GopachalParvat, Sun temple, Telikamandir, Samadhi of Rani LAxmiBai, Tigra Dam, Madhav national park,  to keep the visitors busy during their trip.

Important Numbers

Railway reservation: 135, 136

Enquiry: 131, 132, 133

Police: 100

Fire: 101

Gwalior PS: 2445233