Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia’s Royal Mansion “The Jai Vilas Palace” Is Worth 4000 Crore; Have a Look!
India has been a land of kings and maharajas. There has been more than one majestic and wealthy king, whose wealth is in crores and billions in today’s time. One of these kings was Jayajirao Scindia, who was the Maharaja of Gwalior State. He had built the historic Jaivilas Mahal. Today Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has been made the Civil Aviation Minister in PM Modi’s Cabinet, lives in this palace. He belongs to royal family, and is the grandson of Jivajirao Scindia, who was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior. The Jaivilas palace in which Jyotiraditya Scindia lives is more than 12 lakh square feet. Let’s know the special things about this luxurious palace.
The Jaivilas Mahal, Gwalior with 560 kg gold royal museum
Jaivilas Mahal was built by Maharaja Jayajirao Scindia in the year 1874. Then its cost was around one crore rupees, but today the price of this magnificent and luxurious palace is around 4,000 crores. There are more than 400 rooms in this palace. Jaivilas Mahal is not only the present residence of the Scindia royal family, but also a grand museum. More than 30 rooms of this palace have been made museums. Much of this palace is influenced by Italian architecture. Apart from Italy, rare artifacts from France, China and many other countries are also present here.
Huge chandeliers hanging in the Durbar Hall of Jaivilas Mahal
There are two huge chandeliers in the museum of Jaivilas Mahal, which weigh thousands of tons. These chandeliers definitely attract tourists. It is said that before hanging these chandeliers, 10 elephants were mounted on the ceiling and first the strength of the roof was measured, after that they were hung.
The luxurious dining table of Jaivilas Mahal with a silver rail
Another famous thing in the museum of Jaivilas Mahal, which attracts the attention of the people is the silver rail, whose tracks are fixed on the dining table and this train serves food in special feasts. There is an entry ticket if a person wants to roam the palace, Indians have to take a ticket at Rs 150 per, while the ticket price for foreigners is Rs 800.