• Museum
About the walk

This event is ticketed.

 

Part of the Jai Vilas Palace, an Italianate structure which combining the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural styles and the current royal residence of the Scindia dynasty, houses the Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum. Spread over 35 rooms, the museum is an ode to the lavish lifestyle of the royal family in the past. The imposing Durbar Hall has two central chandeliers weighing a couple of tonnes, which are said to have been hung only after seven elephants had tested the strength of the roof. Gilded ceilings, heavy draperies and tapestries, fine Persian carpets and antique furniture from France and Italy fill up these spacious rooms. Some eye-catching treasures displayed in the museum include a silver train with cut-glass wagons which served guests as it chugged around the table on miniature rails; a glass cradle from Italy used for baby Krishna each; and swords that were once worn by the Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. Interestingly,  these were personally owned by members of the Scindia family.  

 

Join us in this walk to learn more about the Scindia dynasty and their regal lifestyle.

 

 

Meeting Time
09:45 am
Event Date
Event Time
10:00 am ~ 11:30 am
Gwalior | 09.02.2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Walk Exploring the Artefacts of Jai Vilas Museum

Led By

Chandra Shekhar Barua

Meeting Time

09:45 AM

Meeting point

Jai Vilas Palace Parking, Nadi Gate

About the walk

This event is ticketed.

 

Part of the Jai Vilas Palace, an Italianate structure which combining the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural styles and the current royal residence of the Scindia dynasty, houses the Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum. Spread over 35 rooms, the museum is an ode to the lavish lifestyle of the royal family in the past. The imposing Durbar Hall has two central chandeliers weighing a couple of tonnes, which are said to have been hung only after seven elephants had tested the strength of the roof. Gilded ceilings, heavy draperies and tapestries, fine Persian carpets and antique furniture from France and Italy fill up these spacious rooms. Some eye-catching treasures displayed in the museum include a silver train with cut-glass wagons which served guests as it chugged around the table on miniature rails; a glass cradle from Italy used for baby Krishna each; and swords that were once worn by the Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. Interestingly,  these were personally owned by members of the Scindia family.  

 

Join us in this walk to learn more about the Scindia dynasty and their regal lifestyle.

 

 

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Please Note

  • Parking facility available at the meeting point at a fee which is to be borne by the participants.     
  • Entry fee, Indians: Rs 200/- and Foreigners: Rs 800/-, to be borne by the participants. 
  • Mobile photography is included in the entry fee; camera fee, Rs 300/-, to be borne by the participants. Video camera filming is not allowed.  
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry drinking water.