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Jalan House in Patna

Jalan House Patna, Bihar

Quila House is often referred as Jalan House. This house belongs to the Jalan’s who were originally from Rajasthan. Dewan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan bought the plot in 1919, since then Quila House has been home to five generations of Jalan’s. It is situated on the banks of river Ganga in the old town of Patna. RK Jalan had a keen interest in collecting antique pieces since his childhood. He travelled extensively during the period 1935 to 1937 and gathered various items and objects of great significance. This passion of Jalan was appreciated by various dignitaries who visited his residence from time to time. Jalan was always known to be courteous and took additional interest in keeping the guests entertained by playing cards organizing puppet shows musical performances magic shows etc. At present, formal ceremonies of the family is organised in the main hall which is now used as the main drawing room.

Some of the unique collections that are on display in the residence cum museum are:
  • Mughal period silverware and weaponryThe Jalan Collections
  • European silver
  • Wooden bed of Napoleon III
  • German, French and English porcelain
  • The Crown Derby dinner plates especially designed for King George III
  • Chinese paintings, jade and porcelain pieces from Han to Ching dynasty
  • Celadon plates
  • French Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture
  • Russian relief-embroidered panels on the life of Christ
  • Tibetan and Nepali wood carvings
  • French tapestries
  • Ivory pieces and fine clocks
  • Chandeliers
  • Persian and Indian carpets
  • A silver dinner set of Mughal period including a thali (dish) of Birbal Mughal Emperor Akbar’s prime minister
  • Tipu Sultan’s ivory palanquin
  • A jewellery and cutlery cabinet custom- made for King Henry II of France
  • A variety of coloured and cut glasses from Venice,Turkey, France and Ireland along with Persian, Indian and European porcelain
  • 5th century Tibetan manuscripts
  •  Newari palm leaves of the 12th century

Address: Aditya Jalan
                 Hira Place
                 Dak Bungalow Road

Contact details: (+91) (0612) 2225070
                               (+91) (0612) 2641121
Email id: visit@jalanmuseum.com

Appointment: To visit Quila House prior appointment is to be taken. One should seek permission two days prior to the proposed visit date. On weekdays the family allots a time in the morning between 11 am to 1 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. No entry fee is charged.

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