Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara

Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara is one of the major popular tourist sites that attracts many tourists from the different parts of the world. It was the official residence of the Maharajas of the territory. The palace was constructed between 1878 and 1890 by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III. It is one of the finest example of Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. The total cost of the construction is estimated to be sixty lakh rupees.

Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara is known for its beautiful interiors. The interiors of the palace presents opulent designs, marble mosaic, valuable furnishing and fine stone. One can come across a Darbar Hall, which presents Italian mosaic floor. The walls of the Hall also exhibit mosaic decorations. The palace is also known to showcase a rich collection of old armory and sculptures of terracotta, marble and bronze.

Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara is spread over an area of 700 acres. The palace incorporates many buildings within its premises. Among the building situated in the palace are Museum and Motibaug Palace. It is noteworthy that the Museum was constructed for educational purposes. It is said to have been constructed for Maharaja's children. Presently, the museum houses various art works and articles belonging to the Royal family. One can also come across the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma in the museum. The palace also contains a zoo. The zoo is inhabited by a number of crocodiles and peacocks.

Last Updated on: May 8, 2013