Built as the residence of the royal family, the Pratap Vilas Palace spread
over an area of 720 acres is an extravagant and flamboyant building in
the Indo-Saracenic style. The palace houses a remarkable collection of
old armory and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta. Designed by
Mr. Stevens, the palace is noted for its architectural grandeur, comprising
columns and arches, which are a fine blend of South Indian, North Indian
and Islamic architecture. The entrance is beautifully adorned with rich
carvings and stuffed tigers and within the premises there is a beautiful
garden and a golf course. The Darbar hall of the palace has seven domes,
12 chandeliers, intricately sculpted cedar balconies and a silver throne.
Now the palace accommodate the Railway Staff College which is the main
training center of Indian railways. The college is equipped with a beautiful
mini-railway model room showing different types of railway operations
including track signaling.