About Jai Vilas Palace
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Gwalior, Jai Vilas Palace Museum was erected way back in the year 1874 by Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia and its cost amounted to INR 1 crore. Originally built as a palace, it has now been turned into a museum. Designed by Sir Michael Filose, a popular architect of those times, the structure is an example of splendid European architecture clubbed with the first floor being Tuscan, the second being Italian-Doric in style and the third Corinthian in architectural style. Spread in an area of 12, 40, 771 square feet, the palace has a huge Durbar Hall, beautifully furnished with superb chandeliers, gilt and gold furnishings and a huge carpet. The chandeliers and the gold leaves in the hall are the world’s heaviest. There is a huge dining table with a silver train is a highlight. This mini train is a table trolley which rotates itself on the table in front of diners so that they can pick up food.