Hira Mahal was the bedroom of King which is in the center of the first floor. Here you can see the Maharao's bed with golden legs and many gold-plated mirror frames around the bed. lt is called Hira Mahal because semi-precious stones were used into marble panels which are screwed into the walls.
Inside the palace pay attention to the intricately carved doors decorated with inlaid ivory and gold. This exquisite piece of work was built in 1708 when Maharao Godji ll was the ruler.
The mahal compound has a cafeteria on ground floor and a small handicraft market that displays the Gujarat work and is available for sale. Few shops are operated by NGO's which are working for the promotion of local art & craft from where I purchased local handicraft for myself.
Most part of the Aina mahal continues to be in dilapidated condition after the earthquake the things on display are not so exciting. Also ₹ 50 for camera/ mobile with strictly no flash.
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Close on Thursday.
Prag Mahal ticket for adult is ₹ 40 and ₹ 20 for Kids below 15 years.
Aina mahal ticket for adult is ₹ 20 and ₹ 10 for Kids below 15 years.
There is an additional charge for Still Camera ₹ 100 at Prag Mahal, ₹ 50 at Aina Mahal and Video camera ₹ 200 at both the places.