Bhatkanti: Kolhapur

Kolhapur Bhatkanti - Kolhapur , Panhala, Jyotiba

New Palace - Kolhapur

New Palace is located in Kolhapur. Built in 1884, it is also known as the Maharaja's New Place. Major Mant designed the palace. The architecture of the palace is a combination of Jain and Hindu influences from Gujarat and Rajasthan, and local Rajwada style.

The first floor is for the present Maharaja, while the ground floor is dedicated to a fine collection of costumes, weapons, games, jewellery, embroidery and paraphernalia such as silver elephant saddles. A letter from the British Viceroy and Governor General of India is the other memorabilia. There is a museum called Shahaji Chhatrapati Museum at New Palace.

Curious and interesting collections from the possessions of Maharaja Shahaji Chhatrapati like guns, trophies and clothes are preserved here. The museum also has large, excellent weapons collection, including a gold-plated, double-barreled shotgun, some swords, and other guns. There is also one of Aurangzeb's swords at the Shahaji Chhatrapati Museum.
Closed on: Mondays Visiting Hours: 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.30 to 6.00pm 
More information: Kolhapur Tourism

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