Aina Mahal

Aina Mahal information

Bhuj , India
admission ₹10, camera ₹30
Opening hours
9am-noon & 3-6pm Fri-Wed
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Next door to the Prag Mahal is the beautiful Aina Mahal which was built in 1752 at a cost of Rs2 million. It lost its top storey in an earthquake, but the lower floor is open, with a fantastic 15.2m scroll showing a Kutch state procession. The 18th-century elaborately mirrored interior is a demonstration of the fascination with all things European – an inverted mirror of European Orientalism – with blue-and-white Delphi-style tiling and the Hogarth lithograph series The Rake’s Progress . In the bedroom is a bed with solid gold legs (the king apparently auctioned his bed annually).