Despite the history, I am thankful to the royalty for the contribution to our heritage and architecture.
It has two floors and a terrace decorated with windows, canopies, murals, and artistic stone work, carvings, and jail work. It was extensively used for the shooting of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. It has a central living room and dining area with a passage running around all 4 corners with multiple entries, exits and windows around.
The palace has been preserved well and looks aesthetic and classy from all angles.
The place has been kept ready to entertain showing the glimpse of times when it would have welcomes and entertained the Kutch rulers and their guests.
A colorful hand painted map of Kutch decorates the wall outside. Next to it is the door hanging to its hinges covering what is left of what used to be a lift to carry people up and down.
The spiral stone staircase leads to you to the first floor where the carved interior walls of huge canopies and glazed windows provide a cooling effect even on a harsh sunny day.
Further a metal staircase leads you to the terrace where extensive chhatris of all sizes decorate and adorn the palace giving it the grandeur and beauty fit for a royal home.
To the Indian heritage and architecture..
Vilas and Alas...