After a small morning ceremony, we headed to visit the royal palace on the beach - Vijay Vilas Palace. It is the famous summer palace of Jadeja Maharao of Cutch. The royal family of the Kutch state still uses the palace whenever they are in the city. The palace also houses a museum and one can witness the royalty by walking around the entire palace.
The great palace of Mandvi was built in 1929 by highness Maharao Khengarji, The Maharao of Kutch, as a summer resort. This palace has a domed terrace that gives a panoramic view of the sea. It presents an eccentric blend of architectural styles. It has interiors made like offices where the king used to work, it has rooms for entertainment and loyal living quarters.
Nice stone carving, beautiful garden surrounding the palace and royal family life style showcases is main attraction of this palace. The palace is made of Red stone.Vijay villas palace resort have nice luxurious facilities to stay here and you feel royal heritage experience over here. Also in Mandavi itself you can find budget hotels and other guest house too.
It is a beautiful coastal city with a shipyard. We first went to Vijaya Vilas Palace which is now a museum. Many movies have been shot at this palace and it does look royal. From the terrace, we can see the view of the beach and the rest of Mandvi. One can sit here and spend some quiet time admiring the view.
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