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The place is open to public around the year
8:00 to 6:00 pm daily
Seek permission and visit the private beach here
One will need to get in contact with tour operators when it comes to this issue
December - May
Families, Couples
1 out of 7 attractions in Mandvi

Vijay Vilas Palace

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.
From a wealthy village to King’s palace. Gujarat was and is one of the wealthy states of India.Vijay Vilas palace was built for the Prince of Kutch - Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji and hence the name. The Magnificent  Vijay Vilas Palace!
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Around 3 and half hour drive from the Tent City is the Vijay Vilas palace and Mandvi Beach. Vijay Vilas palace was initially a summer home for the Maharav of Bhuj. But after the 2001 earthquake the Royal family resided here for quite a while.
This was around 1.30 hrs of journey from Bhuj. Thats the palace where few famous Bollywood movies shooting was done. Hum Dil de chuke sanam,Lagaan etc. Palace is quite good and a nice place to get the photo shoot done. We also witnessed few of the pre wedding shootings in the palace. It was a sunny day and a big relief from cold Delhi NCR.Entry fees : Approx Rs 50 per adultMobile cameras will also be charged here.
With a new day we were getting ready to say goodbye to Rann and say Hello to Mandvi , a place near Bhuj airport around 150 Kms from Rann of kutch takes around 3 hrs to reach there . Mandvi is famous for its beaches and the Vijay Vila’s palace and we planned to stay there for one night so see the beauty of the beach and calmness of private estate . After breakfast and checking out we were provided the souvenir bag consist of Cap and a glass vial containing Rann white salt sand.The heritage hotel is just a small guesthouse type place but what will amaze you is the hospitality they provide you. Rooms are quite BIG your voice will echo sometimes. They got a private beach where they got shack and serve you your Lunch and Dinner we decided to first go and visit the Vijay Vila’s palace and then we will go to beach side. Palace is good not too good. They try to maintain it neat but still lot of improvement needed.After spending an hour we drive to there private beach and spend some time till they serve you dinner . They provide us meal according to our taste made to order and special food as requested for our baby . We were so pleased seeing there hospitality.O
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.