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“Avoid on weekends & holidays - only needs 30 min” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prag Mahal Palace

Prag Mahal Palace
Arusha T
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Avoid on weekends & holidays - only needs 30 min”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Really expected more and was very disappointed in this site. We were unfortunate enough to go on a weekend which was packed with qeues of school excursions and large groups. You are churned through in one line and litterally walk around the edge of the room. Inside is more reminiscent of someone's home contents than that of a palace. Lots of dead stuffed animals as trophies and photos of dead tigers - when will royal families in India realise this only disgusts and angers most foreign tourists! There is a nice view from upstairs if you climb the clock tower - warning if you are claustraphobic they cram people up so you may be stuck in a dark stairwell until people can push their way out! Cameras were expensive and not worth it. You will need to leave your shoes at the door inside the main palace.

Visited January 2014
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Northampton
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great start to the project”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

One of the few attractions in India which does not seek to charge extra for foreign visitors. This makes it excellent value. The palace is quite important in the history of neo-gothic in India. It was damaged in the 2001 earthquake, and there is much structural work to do. So far the outside has been cleaned, the Durbar Hall has been completely renovated, and just recently 6 other rooms and the clocktower have been opened to visitors. The tower is good for views of the town. The newly opened rooms are still in poor condition, but at least one can see them now, and at 20 rupees one cannot complain at all. I hope there will be enough visitors to justify continue the renovations. It is a fine building and could be a superb tourist attraction.

Visited January 2014
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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244 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Poor preservation spoils this palace.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

While the gothic-style building itself looks good from the outside, the interior is disappointing. Decrepit hunting trophies and taxidermy specimens throughout should be removed. Rooms on the upper floor are open so that pigeons have taken over, spoiling the dusty collection of furniture, trunks, and other artifacts. This palace looks uncared for. If you are short on time, skip it.

Visited January 2014
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Gwalior, India
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44 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Could be better !!!!!!!!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

This located in the fort complex along with the Parag Mahal.Maintenance is missing.. Govt should should take appropriate step to renovate such bful palace in Bhuj,,

Visited January 2014
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Gurgaon
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“Prag Mahal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

It is in bad shape and bad maintenance.
You can admire it from the out side when you go to aaina Mahal.
The ticket is just Rs20 but it is not worth spending time.

Visited January 2014
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