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Jai Vilas Palace Museum

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Address: Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior 474001, India
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+91 93011 07666
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US$85.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Ancient Gwalior from Agra
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US$130.00*
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Full-Day Private Excursion to Gwalior from Agra

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It is closed on Mondays. Only a small part of the palace has been converted into museum. Private palace of Scindias. They charge Rs. 100 per head. All galleries are neatly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is closed on Mondays. Only a small part of the palace has been converted into museum. Private palace of Scindias. They charge Rs. 100 per head. All galleries are neatly arranged. Small cafeteria and clean toilets are there. All our things can be kept in a locker at the entrance and we can take the key. The richness of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Versailles in India. A very impressive totally preserved and furnished palace. Hire a personal guide for 300-500 Rupees, totally worth it! The guide takes you through in an efficient manner and tells you about everything: very knowledgeable and courteous. We were pressed for time and guide helped us see it in an hour but much better to allow at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been all over India this year, the attention to detail in how this palace is maintained has many lessons for other attractions all over the country and this attention makes this a must visit place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit gwalior frist time the ultimate food by Punjabi Food Factory and we also visit dd mall zoo bada sarafa market city center

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just one word...Rich. Visit the palace to see the richness and royalty of Scindias. It show their family history , collectibles etc. Its like half a day activity

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is run by the charitable institution of erstwhile royal family of Gwalior and hats off to them for having so many collectibles. We can definitely feel proud of the collections and that too from such a length of time. There are various warfare used during their times and also the attires of the royal family. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chandeliers, the silver train on the dining table and the ancient mercedes car , the chinese vase the list is endless must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace is spectacular in its opulence, with crystal staircases, dining hall with trains and the spectacular Durbar room. The Scindia family have an interesting history which the share with visitors. I particularly enjoyed there family photos and the video of tying the Scindia boat shaped turban

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful chandeliers , painting and decorations on display at the Palace simply take your breath away . It is a 19th century Palace which was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia , the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants from the former royal Scindia dynasty. The Palace is a fine example of European architecture,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people are unfriendly. Museum opens at 10:00 and have silly rules like don't take your phone inside. When you reach early people are still cleaning and there is dust all around. Inside the museum there is nothing worth seeing. The entrance fees is Rs 100 and the service is poor. Please skip and visit the ASI museum on the... More 

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