"Heritage is what connects you with history and legacy"
TRACING THE PAST
A historical Rendezvous with Jhira Baag Palace
“You don't stumble upon your heritage. It's there, just waiting to be explored and shared."-Robbie Robertson
Built by Maharaja AnandRaoPuar III of Dhar, the palace was meant to be a grand English Guest House of the State of Dhar. It was built in line with the predominant architecture of the Malwa Plateau- grand and stately. Each 'Jali' and every piece of furniture is handcrafted and coordinated to display an art that has all but obscured today.
It played host to important British officials, Viceroys and Governor Generals of India, serving as a place of residence for official as well as recreational visits. Several records reveal elaborate plans for banquets, picnics, hunting expeditions and sight seeing tours.
The last ruler of Dhar, Maharaja AnandRaoPuar IV decided to renovate the Jhira Baag Palace into his official residence. The well-known firm of 'GregsonBatly& kings' were chosen for the renovation of the Palace since the main objective of the then ruler was to give it a modern colonial look, in harmony with the Art deco and the Brahaus styles.
Crowned amidst hundreds of acres of land and gardens, the Jhira Baag palace was the crown jewel of Malwa. But the majestycould not last long because by the time it was almost complete, times had changed.
Until it was resurrected and restored to its modern day glory.