Prag Mahal Palace 1/18 by Tripoto
December - February
Families, Couples
6 out of 28 attractions in Bhuj
Richa Gandhi
We started walking towards Aina Mahal. Instead of taking an auto, I always believe its better to walk and take in the street life of any city. We decided to go to Prag Mahal first and the palace was one of its kind. The 2001 Gujarat earthquake severely damaged the palace. Later the palace was burgled with thieves stealing antiques worth millions. Today, the palace is in a ghostly state. The beautiful picturesque stairway leads to the corridor which opens into a large hall with huge broken chandeliers hanging low. There are two rooms along the hall open for visitors which were in decay state. The palace indeed was shaken to the core by the earthquake and here lay the evidence of the catastrophe.
Sreshti Verma
Named after Rao Pragmalji II, the Prag Mahal is a one-of-its-kind palace in India. Designed by Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins in 1865, this palace was made in a hauntingly beautiful Italian-Gothic style. The designer involved many Italian artisans in the construction and architecture, which cost a whopping Rs 3.1 million in 1979.
This palace is characterized by the Indian gothic style of architecture. However, the earthquake disaster at Bhuj has left this place in ruins. The famous Aina Mahal too lies in the vicinity of this palace. A perfect combination of art and perfection!!
Nirbhay Kumar Singh