Laxmi Vilas Palace Overview
The private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III,  Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the grandest places to visit in Vadodara. Known to be the largest private residence in the world, the Palace is four times the size of the Buckingham Palace and spreads across an area of nearly 500 acres. The Palace premises houses the Moti Bagh Palace, a Banquet Hall, and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, which contains an extraordinary collection of paintings done by Raja Ravi Verma along with many other artefacts.

In the 1930's, Maharaja Pratapsinha established a golf course within the premises for the entertainment of his European guests, and the same was made open to the public in the year 1960. The architecture of the Palace was designed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival style. The Darbar Hall in the Palace has a Venetian mosaic floor and Belgian-style stained glass window. Outside the hall is an Italian style fountain courtyard. The Palace also houses several different sculptures of bronze and terracotta, making Laxmi Vilas a wonder to marvel at. 

Location: J N Marg, Moti Baug, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001

Timings: 09.30AM-05.00PM on all days of the week.

Entry fee: For palace: Rs. 200 per person.

Best time to visit: October to December is the ideal time to visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace. The pleasant weather during this time makes it the best time to enjoy the palace outdoors.
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