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Visit to Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi, Kutch

A brilliant example of Rajput architecture, Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi was built in 1929 by Maharao Shri Khengarji III. Located on the banks of the Rukmavati River, Mandvi was once a fortified town and the principal port of Kutch. Mandvi's famous tourist spots apart from Vijay Vilas Palace include shipbuilding yards along the Rukmavati River where wooden ships are still built by hand and to know other things to do in Mandvi, read our previous blog.

The well maintained Vijay Vilas Palace has featured during shoots of many known Bollywood films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Lagaan lies at an accessible distance of 7 km from the center of town. After paying an entry charge, walk approximately 10 minutes to reach the palace, poised majestically amidst manicured gardens. Built with red sandstone, the palace features marble fountains, an artistic main central dome, elaborate windows painted in muted pink and embellished with colored glass and intricate carvings, marble hallways, wa…

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