Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

Coordinates: 22°17′38″N 73°11′29″E / 22.2939°N 73.1914°E / 22.2939; 73.1914
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Lakshmi Vilas Palace
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Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
General information
Architectural styleIndo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Town or cityVadodara
Design and construction
Architect(s)Robert Chisholm

The Lakshmi Vilas Palace ( Gujarati : લક્ષ્મી વિલાસ મહેલ)in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, was constructed by the Gaekwad family, a prominent Maratha family, who ruled the Baroda State. Major Charles Mant was credited to be the main architect of the palace.[1][2]

Lakshmi Vilas Palace was styled on the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 at a cost of £180,000 (₹27,00,000).


It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built until that time, and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. At the time of construction, it boasted the most modern amenities such as elevators and the interior is reminiscent of a large European country house.[1] It remains the residence of the royal family, who continue to be held in high esteem by the residents of Baroda.

The Palace compound is of over 500 acres and houses a number of buildings, particularly the LVP Banquets & Conventions, Moti Bagh Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building.

In the 1930s Maharaja Pratapsinh created a golf course for use by his European guests. In the 1990s, Pratapsinh's grandson Samarjitsinh, a former Ranji trophy cricket player, renovated the course and opened it to the public.[3]

Lakshmi Vilas Palace

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  1. ^ a b HoVB (9 September 2009). "Lukshmi Villas Palace". History of Vadodara - Baroda. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Laxmi Vilas Palace". Vadodara: Udaipur Kiran. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Lukshmi Vilas Palace - Baroda". Gujarat Tourism.

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22°17′38″N 73°11′29″E / 22.2939°N 73.1914°E / 22.2939; 73.1914