Home » Places of Interest » Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara

Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara

·  Summer: March-May (30°C - 41°C)
·  Winter: November –February  (29°C -12°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October – March

Opening Time: 9:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 5:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 25
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 150
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Lakshmi Vilas Palace is a luxurious building constructed in Indo-Saracenic school of architecture during the reign of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890.
The palace is set in an expansive estate of over 700 acres and was originally the royal residence of the Gaekwad family. It holds the distinction of being the largest private dwelling built anywhere in the world till date. It is over four times the size of Buckingham Palace and has all the amenities such as elevators when it was constructed.  The palace complex also houses many other buildings including the Moti Baug Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building.

The prime attraction of the palace is its highly ornamental Darbar Hall, which is embellished with Belgium stained glass windows and Venetian mosaic floor and an Italinate courtyard of water fountains outside. The pillars are decked up with marble stones of various hues, which add up to the regal charm of the structure.  The palace is a treasure trove of various sculptures and armoury. The palace is open to the public and an audio tour is available.

Road: This palace is by the side of Jawaharlal Nehru Marg and is easily accessible by taxis or auto-rickshaw.

Railway: The nearest railway station to The Lakshmi Vilas Palace is Vadodara railway station, which is very close by.

Airway: Vadodara airport, which is at a distance of 4 km. is the nearest airport. Taxis are convenient options to reach the palace