Gwalior is one of the important destinations of the country and is repleted with beautiful monuments and museums. The Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum, Gwalior is one of them. The palace speaks of a time when the country was in the helm of affairs. It is an Italian structure that has a fine blend of both the Tuscan and Corinthian forms. It is situated in the city of Gwalior that boasts of a rich history. The place was an ancient seat of Jain worship and has one of the best fortresses of the Hindu period. The region was earlier known as Gopasetra from where Gwalior came into being.
The Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum, Gwalior was built in the 19th century by Lt.Col. Sir Michael Filose and resembled an Italian palazzo .It was constucted to welcome the ‘Prince of Wales’ on his visit to the country. For a long time the Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum, Madhya Pradesh has epitomised the regal atmosphere of India of that time.
The museum displays a remarkable collection of artifacts and royal memorabilia from across the World. It has a crystal staircase, two of the World’s largest chandeleirs weighing over three tones and an arched ceiling with captivating gold leaf work.The rooms of the Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum in Gwalior in India are filled with items like Rolls Royce on rails, stuffed tigers,a life size statue of Leda, the renouned model train that carries after dinner dry fruit, cigars and brandy around the table. A German bubble car, the jewelled slippers that belonged to Chinkoo Rani and hunting trophies and portraits are also something to watch out for.