Last month on a Sunday we decided to go see the Jai Vilas Palace downtown Gwalior. It is a short drive from The Fort, so we went with Mac and Ros.
The Jai Vilas Palace was built in the 19th century by an Italian architect Colonel Sir Michael Filose.
Part of the Palace is a museum.
There are all these “carts” where the queen and king were transported. These mostly covered were for the queen, because she wasn’t suppose to be seen.
From the first floor we went upstairs to the rest of the museum. We first looked at the room dedicated to the current king’s father who passed away in 2001 in a plane crash at age of 56. Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia.
But his real name up until 1961 when the name titles were taken away, he was:
His Highness Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan, Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Madhav Rao III Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior.
He was born to the last Maharaja of Gwalior.