Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

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Admire the extravagant architecture of Laxmi Vilas Palace and learn the history of the Maratha family that once ruled the state. Still the official residence of the Maharaja of Baroda, the palace dates back to 1890 and features an Indo-Saracenic style, combining both Indian and Muslim influences, as well as European Gothic features. The onsite museum contains works from the family's private art collection, while several of the main rooms open to the public each day, displaying rich interiors replete with mosaic floors, Belgian stained glass windows, and impressive chandeliers. Arrange your visit to Laxmi Vilas Palace and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vadodara using our Vadodara travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Correct name is LUXMI VILLAS PALACE. Very huge complex but very little things to see. Nicely constructed with Hindu, Islamic and Christian architecture having good collection of Armoire. 250/ Charges ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Only 9 indoor and 2 outdoor spots / rooms are open for tourists at a cost of Rs 225/-. Very little exposure is given to tourists. Management/ owner of this palace must introspect and rationalize touri...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I took my friends who came from out of station. They really liked the architecture of this palace. Worth visiting once.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Very well maintained. There is an audio guide available for RS 250 I think. It is included in the entrance ticket cost. The entire tour takes only about 1 hour with loads of interesting information and interviews. The staff over there is great and helpful. One of the most amazing rooms is the armoury room and I spent most of my time there.
  • June 28, 2017
    Amazing Palace. Well-maintained, this palace is still the residence of the royal family. There is everything you want to see in a palace and it is said to be one of the richest palace of ancient India. Audio Guide helps us with the what's what of the huge palace. Guide are also available. There is a refreshment centre as well. The greenery sets this palace apart from the other palaces. And the Golf Club steals the show as well. Infrastructure is inspired by finest places of the world and developed by the best architectures of those times. There is a Weapon Room where ancient original Swords are preserved adding to the richness of the palace. The Darbar Hall has original throne and the minute fine details carved in the windows in this hall depicts a lot about the Indian Culture. It takes about one-and-half hour to see all the places.
  • July 2, 2017
    The palace is just magnificent! Truly u have to visit this place if you ever wanna say u visited vadodara. They give a really good and easily understandable audio tour,a nice little refreshment corner in the palace with reasonable rates , and the staff is very friendly. True heritage of Vadodara.
  • July 14, 2017
    Beautiful palace. Worth visiting. You can opt for guided tour. And look at the entire palace at your convenience.
  • June 28, 2017
    Beautiful palace and museum. Must go place for visitors. Audio guide is available in many languages and it's really useful and well narrated.

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