If the Public Durbar Hall had you awe-struck, wait till you see the private durbar hall -also called Amba Vilas Durbar Hall. In this ostentatious hall, the King met his council of ministers and had meetings with important dignitaries. Build to impress, every aspect of this hall has a tale to share. Let’s start with the blue and gold pillars made of wrought iron and hollow to absorb sound better. This is exactly opposite of the granite green-gold ones in the public durbar hall that would reflect sound. The gold used in the pillars is real, and the hall's paint has never been changed or touched upon. This is how it has been for the last century or so. The almost to-floor chandeliers add to the ornamental appeal of the hall. While those hung from a glass ceiling, the rest of the hall had the same teak wood roof that reduced the noise levels.