Best time to visitThe place is open to public around the year
Open hours8:00 to 6:00 pm daily
Things to doSeek permission and visit the private beach here
BudgetOne will need to get in contact with tour operators when it comes to this issue
Best MonthsDecember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank1 out of 7 attractions in Mandvi
Water Channels, lush garden and marble fountains adorn the exteriors of the Vijay Vilas Palace that was constructed in the year 1920 A.D by craftsmen from Jaipur. The influence of the Rajput style of architecture can be seen at this place that is resplendent with its towering Bengal domes, windows with coloured glass, humungous extended porches. The palace has a private beach that is well maintained. It is a popular tourist spot and is often used to film Bollywood movies as well. The palace can be found in Mandav and is a great example of exquisite craftsmanship down the ages.
Reviews of Vijay Vilas Palace • 9
60 Kilometers away from the district headquaters (Bhuj), we decided to pay a visit to the summer palace of Jadeja Rajas of Kutch located on the sea-beach of Mandvi - Vijay Vilas Palace - Favorite spot for filming of Bollywood productions, it is built in red sandstone in the Rajput style. The balcony at the top affords an exquisite view of Mandvi. End your day with some sun kissed sand and ocean breeze at the Mandvi Beach
It was around 4 pm and we reached Vijay Vilas palace. This is an amazing depiction of fusion architecture which has inspired the legendary Bollywood Movie – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. We spend around half an hour here and then finally left to Mandvi Beach.
Vijay Vilas Palace is an epitome of graceful curves built in the fusion architectural style of local Kutch, Rajasthan and Bengal. The palace is nestled in 450 acres of lush greenery, with a 2-km stretch of private beach. It was made with red sandstone in the Rajput style, with a main central dome and coloured glass windows. You could probably recognise the palace as it has been featured in a number of Bollywood films such as Lagaan and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.Cuisine on offerThough the cuisine of Gujarat's western region is similar to the entire state, there are still some distinct differences. However, at the Rann Utsav Tent City, you will get vegetarian spreads only, as the community and the area is predominantly vegetarian. Expect to eat local Gujarati delicacies such as dhokla, thepla, gathia, sev and many others. There are also some international options available such as pasta and baked vegetables.
Visit the majestic palace at the seashore in MandviVisit the Vijay Vilas Palace that was featured in the legendary Bollywood movie, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The royal family of the princely state of Kutch still lives here. Luxury tents are also available to spend the night near the Mandvi beach.
Vijaya Vilas Palace is the famous one time summer palace of Jadeja Rajas of Kutch located on sea-beach of Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, India. The shooting of many scenes and song of hit Bollywood film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was done at this palace. This place is around 8 km from mandavi bus stand and to reach mandavi, you can take bus from Bhuj.
A beautiful palace situated very near to the Beach resort Mandavi. Many bollywood movies were shot here (Hum dil de chuke sanam)
A glimpse into the life of the Royals.
Mandvi is approximately 60 kms away from Bhujodi. The 360 degree view of Mandvi and its coastline from the Palace terrace is exhilarating.