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Jai Vilas Palace

Jai Vilas Palace

A few kilometres to the south of the Gwalior Fort, is the new town of Lashkar. It was established in 1809, and houses the Jai Vilas Palace. Lashkar was founded by Daulat Rao Scindia and served as a military base. By 1829, Lashkar was already a full-fledged town with wide streets, stone houses and a proper sewage system.

The gleaming white Jai Vilas Palace built by Lt.Col. Sir Michael Filose resembles a quaint Mediterranean resort. The palace was designed to resemble an Italian palazzo and constructed in three years flat (1872-74), to welcome the 'Prince of Wales' on his visit here. Although the palace was executed in sandstone, it was painted a brilliant white to simulate marble.

Nine Unknown Men

Nine Unknown Men are a two millennia-old secret society founded by the Indian Emperor Asoka.