Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

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Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
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Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
General information
Architectural styleIndo-Saracenic Revival architecture, Maratha Architecture
Town or cityVadodara
CountryIndia
Completed1890
ClientMaharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III

The Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, was constructed by the Gaekwad, a prominent Maratha family, who ruled the Baroda State.

Laxmi 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).

Overview[edit]

Lukshmi Vilas Palace

It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date 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. 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 Baug Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building.

Laxmi Vilas Palace Main Gate
Darbar Hall featuring the "Rajas Throne".
Darbar hall featuring ornate artwork.

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.[1]

Movies[edit]

  1. Prem Rog in 1982
  2. Grand Masti

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lukshmi Vilas Palace - Baroda". Gujarat Tourism.

External links[edit]

Media related to Laxmi Vilas Palace at Wikimedia Commons

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