Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

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Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
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Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
General information
Architectural style Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, Maratha
Town or city Vadodara
Country India
Completed 1890
Client Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III

The term Maharaja Palace actually refers to a series of palaces in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, constructed since the Gaekwad, a prominent Maratha family, started ruling the Baroda State. The first one was a building known as the Sarkar Wada. This building, not really a palace, was given up for the Nazarbaug Palace built in old classical style.

After this the Lukshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 at a cost of GBP180,000.

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.

Darbar Hall featuring the Rajas Throne
Darbar hall featuring the Ornate artwork

Movies[edit]

Prem Rog in 1982 , Grand Masti , Balgandharva, Rang Rasiya and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was also shot here in 2015

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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