Pratap Vilas Palace was built in 1914 A.D. during the rule of His Royal Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji. It has European architecture with Indian carvings that give it a totally distinct appeal. Its porticoed entrance has excquisite carvings and is embellished by stuffed tigers. The Darbar Hall however is the piece-de-resistance with mosaic floors, seven domes, 12 chandeliers, intricately sculpted cedar balconies and a silver throne. It is spread over an area of 720 acres with gardens and a golf course. Carvings of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals on the columns make the palace lively. It has columns and arches drawn from South India, Central India, North India and Islamic tradition. Pratap Vilas Palace, houses the prestigious Railway Staff College of India.