Vijay Vilas Palace - Things to Know Before Visiting
Vijay Vilas Palace Road, District Kutch, Mandvi Rural, Gujarat 370465, India
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About Vijay Vilas Palace
This 20th-century summer palace was commissioned by Maharao Shri Khengarji III for his son Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji, Made of red sandstones, the palace features every element of Rajput architecture and bears a striking resemblance to palaces of Orchha and Datia. Artisans from various parts of India, such as Rajasthan, Bengal and Saurashtra along with the Mistris and Suthars of Kutch were called upon for making of the palace.
Attractions Near Vijay Vilas Palace
Mandvi Beach is the closest to the town center, across the bridge to the east side of the river, then down the road past a place called Salaya, accessed from just near the Kashi-Vishvanath Temple (sometimes the beach is called Kashi-Vishvanath Beach.) Wind Farm Beach is 7 km west of town, named for the windmills that line it to generate electricity for the area. You can get fresh coconuts and other snacks, swim in very pleasant water, and enjoy a nice view of the coastline.
Roha fort is situated on the hillock of the same name, 50 km from Bhuj. It’s height is 500 feet from the ground level and 800 feet from the sea level. Roha was the leading Jagir of Kutch state and there were 52 villages under this Jagir. Rao Khengarji I (1510-1585) established Kutch and became a ruler of Kutch. His brother Sahebji set up Roha village and died after a battle with Raysinhji Zala of Halvad. After his death his successor Jiyaji built two big tanks on the Roha Hill.
This is a Hanuman temple located at the district of Devbhoomi Dwaraka. there is a statue of Hanuman's son Makardhwaj in front, while a statue of Hanuman is also installed nearby. The specialty of these two idols is that they do not have any weapon in their hands and are in blissful posture. This is a famous temple of this area and so many devotees and visitors visit this temple every day.
Shri Shiv Jyotirling Shri Nageshwar Temple, Dwaraka is one of the temples mentioned in the Shiva Purana and is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas . this temple has a lot of history to say . Every day a lot of people come here to visiti this place.
The king's residence right up to 1991 when the last king of Kutch, Madansingh died, the palace is now a museum. With beautiful gardens of many flowering and medicinal plants, the palace grounds houses many migrating birds as they stop for a rest on their way.
This is the oldest museum in Gujarat. Kutch museum was initially formed as a part of the School of Arts established by Khengarji III, the Maharao of Cutch State. It was founded on 1 July 1877. The museum has the largest existing collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD. The oldest Kshatrap six inscription-stones found in Andhau village in Khavda are moved here.
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this district got its name due to its Geographical Characteristics and due to its turtle-like shape. This is an historically important district.