Quila House – A Brief Introduction

Quila House is a private residential house on the banks of the Ganga river in the old town of Patna, in the state of Bihar, in northern India.

Quila House has been home to five generations of the Jalan family since
the site was bought by Dewan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan in 1919.

The house is known for the collection of objets d’art and antiques that is a personal achievement of Radha Krishna Jalan’s. It is sometimes referred to as the Jalan Museum, but this is a misleading term, as the house is not a public building. Nevertheless, the Jalan family are happy to welcome visitors by appointment or by invitation.

This web site was designed as
part of the programme to mark the 125th anniversary of Dewan Bahadur Radha
Krishna Jalan’s birth.

Follow the links on the right to read more about the history of Quila House and about the Jalan collection.


List of Important Visitors