RAO PRAGMALJI'S PALACE

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Location : Bhuj, Gujarat.
Built In : Later Part Of 19th Century.
Built By : Rao Pragmalji.


Next to Aina Mahal, Rao Pragmalji's Palace is across the courtyard. Designed by the British engineer Col. Wilkins (though some believe he was an Italian), the palace was begun in 1865 to replace some stables and out-houses. Constructed in later part of the nineteenth century, the Prag Mahal is a magnificent building made of ornate Italian marble and sandstone. Its Corinthian pillars and 'Jali' work depicting European flora and fauna are worth observing.

THE ORNATE PALACE
It contains a vast Darbar Hall (25m x 12m) and 12m high with verandahs, corner towers and 'zenanas', all opulently decorated with carvings, gilding, Minton tiles and marble.

Opposite the clean, tidy reddish Prag Mahal a generous cornucopia of fantastic carved wooden balconies and window-screen enlivens walls. Much of the rest of this fairly modern palace is empty, locked up and rapidly deteriorating.

There are good views of surrounding countryside from the tall clock tower connected to the palace by covered galleries.

There is a fees required to be paid to enter the palace.





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