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Vijaya Vilas Palace on the sea shore of Mandavi in Kutch, Gujarat was once the summer palace of Jadeja Rajas of Kutch. Built as a summer resort for the royal family members by Maharao Shri Khengarji III, the Maharao of Kutch, it is named after the Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji.
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The architecture of the Vijaya Vilas Palace is on the model of palaces of Orchha and Datia. One can get a fine view of the surrounding areas from the balconies perching atop the building.. Yet another nice feature is the minutely carved tiny intricate windows are meant to let the cool air from the sea flow freely into the interior areas.
Presently, the royal family members occupy part of the palace that has its own private beach. It is a popular tourist spot in Gujarat and some Bollywood films were shot here. There is also a museum here where countless rare and antique items are on display. This enchanting palace is about 8 km from Mandi town.