Architectural Vijaya Vilas Palace built during the reign of Maharao Shri Khengarji III

Oct 16, 2019

Vijaya Vilas Palace is a summer palace of Jadeja Maharao of kutch, situated on sea-beach of Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, India.

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Maharao Shri Khengarji III, during the reign of the Maharao of Kutch, the palace and son of the palace, Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji, was built as a summer resort and hence the name was named as Vijaya Vilas Palace. The construction of the palace began in the 1920's and was completed in the year 1929.

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This palace is made of red sandstone. It has all the elements of Rajput architecture and most often draws on the plans of Orchha and Datia palaces. The central high dome on the columns, Bengal giants on the sides, colored glass windows, carved stone 'jasmine''jalis', domed bastions at the corners, extended porch and other beautiful stones make it appropriate to visit the palace.

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The palace is in the middle of the water channels and marble fountain decorated gardens. The colorful glass works on jails, Jharokas, Chhatris, Chhajas, murals and other artistic stone carvings, carved stones, windows and door panels have been built by architect and artisan from places like Jaipar, Rajasthan, Bengal and Saurashtra, and local Kutchi artisan community Mysteries of Kutch and Suthars. Architect and style of mixing different regions of India, such as, can be clearly seen in the design and architect of the vijaya villas palace. The area around the top balcony offers a beautiful look. Small complex windows give a feeling of exposure to open, through which cool sea wind passes.