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This palace was built for the ruling Maharaja's of Gwalior - the Scindia's in the late 19th century by his architect, Colonel Sir Michael Filose. It is built on the style of the Palais de Versailles in France and combines Tuscan, Italian and Corinthian styles of architecture. It is still the residence of the Scindia family and part of it has been turned into a museum which houses many obscure items such as a silver train used to carry liqueurs along a track around the dining table and Belgian cut-glass furniture. The highlight of the rooms is the Durbar Hall which features the world's largest crystal chandeliers that each weigh 3.5 tonnes each and are 12.5m (41ft) high and the largest carpet in Asia. More photo's can be found in one of my travelogues.

Open: 9.30am-5.30pm Thu-Tues. Admission: Rs200 for foreigners & Rs30 for stills camera.

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  • Written Jun 7, 2007
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