The palace was built during reign of Maharao
Shri Khengarji III, the Maharao of Kutch, as a summer resort for the use of
his son & heir to the kingdom, the Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji
and is therefore, named after him as Vijaya Vilas Palace. The construction of
palace started in year in 1920[
and was completed in year 1929. The palace is built with red sandstone. It
has all the elements of Rajput architecture and draws largely on the plan of palaces
of Orchha and Datia.
Kalinjar(Hindi: कालिंजर) is a fortress-city in the Bundelkhand region of central India. Kalinjar is located in Banda District of Uttar Pradesh state, near the temple-city and World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. The fortress is strategically located on an isolated rocky hill at the end the Vindhya Range, at an elevation of 1203 feet overlooking the plains of Bundelkhand. It served several of Bundelkhand's ruling dynasties, including the Chandela dynasty of Rajputs in the 10th century, and the Solankis of Rewa. The fortress contains several temples, dating as far back as the Gupta dynasty of the 3rd-5th centuries.