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About H.H. Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia Museum

Scindia Museum covers some 35 rooms of the Scindias’ opulent Jai Vilas Palace, built by Maharaja Jayajirao in the year 1874.It is said that the palace and the museum was built using prisoners from the fort, who weaved one of the largest carpets in Asia over a period of 12 years.Beautiful and bizarre items fill the rooms of the museum, including cut-glass furniture, stuffed tigers and a ladies-only swimming pool with its own fancy boat. The magnificent dining room displays a model railway track with a train built of silver that supposedly carried after-dinner brandy and cigars around the dining table.The collection at Jai Vilas Palace Museum also includes articles like the largest pair of chandeliers in the world, a silver carriage, oil paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Malabar and crystal furniture, Palanquins, miniature paintings, clothes and footwear that belonged to the royalty, Jain sculptures, bronzed statues of Lord Vishnu, ancient weapons and more.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms, Accommodation
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family, Couple
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult: INR 100 Foreign Tourist Adult: INR 600 Camera Photo: INR 100
  • Closed On Sundays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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