Aina Mahal Overview

Ranked 9 of 15 sightseeing in Kutch

Aina Mahal is a palace of mirrors built in the 18th century and is also known as the Madansinhji Museum. It was created by Ramsinh and Gaidhar Devshi during the period of Maharao Lakhpatti between 1752 and 1761. The museum has two parts, one of which is called the Kala Atari Picture Gallery and the other part is called the Aina Mahal.

This ‘Aina Mahal’ or the hall of mirrors is the biggest attraction of this museum. This hall is situated on the second floor of the museum and contains white marbled walls covered with mirrors that are separated by gilded ornaments. The hall has objects like a Dutch Clock, English and French globes, antique pictures, mechanical toys, etc.

The middle floor of the museum has a pleasure pool with a platform above it. It also has a series of fountains that are operated by a system of pumps placed below a Venetian chandelier. The art gallery in this museum comprises many photographs and portraits of Bhuj city and its rulers.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:45 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -5:45 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -5:45 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:45 PM
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Sonal

Sonal3.6/5

2 reviews

Blast from the past

Must visit to see the beautiful glass chandeliers and decor. The place has past aura and seems still haunted with memories of a different era. Loved it

Chetana Siddagangaiah

Chetana Siddagangaiah4.3/5

64 reviews

Aina Mahal in Bhuj, worth a visit

Aina Mahal in Bhuj City has an entry fee of 20/- per adult and camera fee of 50 per camera. Need to take out footwear to enter. Mahal has its interiors covered in Belgian Chandeliers and lots of mirrors. A nice collection of period items are kept for visitors to see. A photo of Mastani (from the period of Bajirao) is there. Worth a visit.

Shanmuk Naik

Shanmuk Naik3.2/5

2 reviews

Good place

Nice place to visit but traditional / old things are still to be maintained in a better way. Lots of dust around, looks like property is in the hands of private people so even a smart phone is charged.

Dipti p Kindo

Dipti p Kindo4.3/5

11 reviews

Watch if you have enough time!!

I loved the ambiance but the area is prohibited for photography. It takes almost one hour to go through all the lanes of Aina Mahal!! It's just near to the Bus Stand so, when you have enough time to spare visit this place..!

Vimleshgir Goswami

Vimleshgir Goswami5.0/5

3 reviews

Beautiful darbar palace of Maharao Kutch

Ancient items like old weapons, currency, historic events all are kept in original condition. Cleanness found satisfactory situated in middle of bazar hence location is very good for visitors. The historic Hamirsar lake also located near Aina Mahal.

Ashok Wadhwa

Ashok Wadhwa3.2/5

55 reviews

Another collection of timeless artefacts

The Aina Mahal located adjacent to the Museum is also well worth a visit with its small but interesting collection of artefacts. There are letters exchanged between the British and the Kutch royalty which make interesting reading if you like.

Aagam Doshi

Aagam Doshi1.8/5

4 reviews

Not worth as the money

Aina Mahal has an entry fee of about 50 rs has all the old artifacts used by by the raja of Kutch but, it not worth spending 50 bucks but the place is good for foreigners to see Indian Royalty.

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