Aina Mahal, Bhuj
Aina Mahal - A Quick Overview
Address: Darbar Gate Rd, Old DhatiaFalia, Bhuj, Gujarat 370001
Ticket Price: 20 INR
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Aina Mahal, Bhuj
Located at the northeast corner of Hamirsar lake, this 18th century Aina Mahal palace or “Hall of Mirrors” is a perfect treat for the travelers coming to Bhuj. Built by Rao Lakhpatjiin 1761 and designed by Ram Singh Malam, its mind-blowing architectural design will put you in awe of its beauty.
As you step inside, you will be awestruck to see the fine craftwork done with marble and glasses. The entire interior wall is covered with marble stone, adorned with gold lace and glass. The most striking feature of the palace is the shades of Venetian glass that separates mirror covered marble walls from the glided ornaments. However, the palace did face a damage during 2001 Gujarat earthquake. But the natural calamity was unable to cause much ruin to this palace. And at present, the damaged portions are already being repaired.
If you love ancient architecture, then make sure you visit this palace that represent itself as one of the ideal example of Indo-European architectural design.
Aina Mahal Ticket Prices
- Entry fee: 20INR
- For camera: 30 INR
How To reach Aina Mahal by Public Transport
- Nearby bus stand: ST bus station, Bhuj
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Aina Mahal, Bhuj Reviews
રાજાશાહી સમયના કાચ ઉપરના રંગીન પેઇન્ટીંગ્સ ખુબજ સરસ અને આકર્ષક છે. બાજીરાવ ની મસ્તાની જે એક નૃત્યાંગના હતી, તે પણ આ આઇના મહેલમાં તેના નૃત્ય દ્રારા આકર્ષણનુ સ્થાન બનતી. અહીં મસ્તાનીબાઇનાં કાચ ઉપર બનાવેલ ચીત્ર હજુ પણ તે સમયની સાક્ષી કરાવે છે. Wonderful Place of King for Enjoyment, There are so many Paintings of Glass, some of them are of Mastani of King Bajirao. King Bajirao's Mastanibai who was knkwn for her beauty and dancing style had also performed in this Palace for King of Kutch. There are also different types of Weapons which were used by army of Kutch.
The palace is good, but the maintenance is not that good. Also the sandy dust kind of outside pavements/roads is another thing which makes the place too dusty when a lot of people visit the place at a time. The palace is having a history which is most recent (like around a 100 years) describes the people and their living style through photos and the things that they used. Even few of films with history in their story have filmed in here. The management/authority should take the maintenance seriously.
Very nice a historic place. It could be even better if there were guides there. Has a lot of details and a reason for everything. Very beautiful place.
Nice place. Its been restored partially after 2001 earthquake. It shows how much fancier and royal were our maharajas. Every wall and corner is filled with mirrors. Though mirrors are not completely reflective since they are blackened over the years. Many artifacts from 18th century are displayed. This palace is not flashy and colourful and therefore adds that ancient, old feel while roaming through its corridors.
The 2001 earthquake wreaked some serious damage-some repairs have been made. I took a knowledgeable guide which greatly added to the experience.There is much bric-a-brac on display, some more interesting than others, some good coinage & the fabric of the building has lost its original sparkle. However, take your time & you will find some interesting things & see some fine craft work.