Laxmi Vilas Palace180 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Gate No.2, Laxmi Vilas Palace Estate, J.N.Marg, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9825017004
- Ticket Price: 170 INR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
Dating back to the late 19th century, the Laxmi Vilas Palace was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III and still serves as the residence of the royal family. The palace is four times bigger than the Buckingham Palace. Before the palace was built, the ground had a series of palaces called the Maharaja Palace that was built for the Maratha Family of Gaekwad who then ruled Baroda. The first of these buildings was called the Sarkar Wada that was replaced by the Nazarbaug Palace.
Today, the Laxmi Vilas Palace has been a part of Vadodara’s skyline for more than a 100 years and with its Indo-Saracenic Revival and modern amenities like elevators that were rare at the time, it sure does define the life of royalty in Indian history. The palace covers an area of 500 acres and and has a banquet and convention hall, the Moti Baug or Moti garden, a zoo section that currently is home to crocodiles and peacocks, a 10-hole golf course and the Maharaja Fateh Singh museum that has a fine collection of personal items along with a collection of swords, weapons and headgears that was collected by the King himself.
TheDarbar Hall is one of the main features of the palace and has vintage chandeliers, beautiful wooden accents, and a one-of-a-kind design ceiling. It is amazing to see just how much of the world was incorporated into the design of the palace- the blue trap stone came from Pune, the Red Stone came from Agra, Marbles were brought in from Rajasthan and Italy and craftsmen from Venice were brought in to to create the stunning floor take a walk around to see the stunning entrance and the courtyard with its beautiful fountain, the elaborately decorated halls with stained-glasswork, mosaic designs and the sheer grandeur of the place.
Entrance Ticket Details For Laxmi Vilas Palace
- Indian: INR 225 per person
- Foreigner: INR 400 per person
Admission Maharaja Fatesingh Museum:
- Indian: INR 60 per person
- Foreigner: INR 150 per person
How to Reach Laxmi Vilas Palace
- By Bus: Palace Main Gate
- By taking an Auto-rickshaw
- By Taxi/ Cab
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91.84% of people who visit Vadodara include Laxmi Vilas Palace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
48.15% of people start their Laxmi Vilas Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Laxmi Vilas Palace
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace Reviews & Ratings
The palace is huge and they give us earphones and the whole place divided by numbers so we need to according to that. The best part is we can choose the language we want to hear the recording. They explain everything in detail, about the history and all so it's quite interesting.
We visited only the palace and not the museum. No charges for parking. Ticket charges for adult to enter the palace is rs 225.audio guide will be provided free of cost with languages English, hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and french. Palace looks great from outside which is of no doubt. but with rupees 225 ticket you are allowed into the palace to see two halls and two rooms and not more than that. you are not allowed to enter other than ground floor. It will be great only for those who never ever visited any other palaces. those who have seen other places you can visit the palace from outside from garden view and you can skip entering the palace and paying the entry ticket. I also uploaded the ticket details in the image gallery. Only there is one room which contains various types of swords, guns and other related equipments used by our ancestors for war and other purposes. I loved watching it. The given rating is only for the ticket cost and not allowing to explore for the rooms in the palace. Cards are allowed for payments. I visited this palace in Jan 2019. Photography inside is RESTRICTED. Like, if this review is useful.
One of the best palaces I've been across India. It's very beautiful and historic though very well maintained. I was here to attend an wedding and this property is massive stretched across several acres. Though it's very beautiful and well maintained. Highlighy recommend visiting it. Simply the most magical place you can think for your palace wedding.
Amazing Royal Palace. The place has been well maintained. The tour of the palace is great, you get to see lots of memorabilia and truly you go through a journey with the Gaekwads. The sculptures and mosaics are mind blowing. The sculpture that caught my eye was the one of the lady carrying baby Moses. The audio takes you down memory lane and you get to experience the old glorious days of the Royal family and their daily activities. A must visit
One of the best place I have seen.. they are having museum too besides it . They give a earphone which direct you through out the palace with the information of each & every statues & antics. Behind the palace there is a huge greener zone . Worth the time & money place .