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. Put Laxmi Vilas Palace on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vadodara trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Have been there twice to visit the palace and painting gallery, palace allows you to explore only 6-7 rooms as the royal family stays here. Again, it's among new attraction in Vadodara and has picture...  more »
  • When visited palace the first impression was very neatly maintained palace but when we look from close observed that outer surface need lots of maintanance everywhere wall is affected by a wide variet...  more »
  • Only a portion of the palace is open to the visitors. The grandeur is indeed impressive and the staff are friendly. The audio is needlessly prolonged.  more »
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  • Entry fee 250. Worth paying every penny. Fantastic views and excellent carvings. Beautiful painting. Fabulous statues. We are very lucky they allow us to see there palace. Best guidance is available from there they also provide a guide or u may take a audio tape which is available in all languages to help you to explain about palace. Stunned by the way it is worth watching must go place. Loved it.
  • A nice place to visit if you are interested in history. Be prepared to pay a rather hefty sum as the entrance fee to the palace in case you opt for the Audio Guide. An audio guide is a miniature MP3 player with headphones and is supplied to visitors to guide them through the palace. The content is available in Hindi and English and is well narrated with places like corridors and rooms clearly called out so that visitors can relate to what they are seeing and hearing about. Overall a nice place, with a small cafeteria which provides hot/cold beverages and ready-to-eat noodles etc.
  • Nice place to visit with friends and family. We need to pay small amount to go inside the palace. There are historical things like sward and other stuff of king etc. Video and photography inside the palace is not allowed. They provide you a Walkman kind of instrument which itself acts as guide for us. It is an audio which tell you the details of palace. It's very unique idea.
  • A historic palace with lavish insights. The amount charged to visit is pretty high when compared to the experience provided. It is 225/- just to visit few rooms at the ground floor. Also has very royal banquets for the special occassions.
  • Very well maintained heritage property with golf course facility. They also offer 'Audio player' option, wherein you can pay and collect an audio player with a pair of earphones and be independent in understanding the history of the whole area and structure. It guides you through the palace and explains every inch of it. The architectural structure of this palace is mesmerizing. The palace offers an eat out space with good quality snacks and beverages. Visiting this palace is worth it!

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