Laxmi Vilas Palace - Gujarat

Laxmi Vilas Palace

The architectural prowess of Gujarat shimmers in the Indo-Saracenic architecture of Laxmi Vilas Palace. It nearly took 12 years (1878 - 1890) to complete building Laxmi Vilas Palace, the erstwhile home of Maharaja Sayaji Rao III. Major Charles Mant was the architect behind this impeccable palace. A beautiful royal corridor that had implanted the idea of every religion in its palatial building.

Domes like the ones seen in Mughal’s architecture, towers that are similar to churches, Jain and Hindu motifs, and Gothic elements along with an elevator make Laxmi Vilas Palace a regal icon of unity in diversity. There are Belgian-style glass windows, Venetian mosaic floor, and armoury section showcasing Aurangzeb’s sword as well as Ravi Varma paintings. This place is four times the size of Buckingham Palace.

How to reach Laxmi Vilas Palace

Rail : Vadodara Junction Railway Station is the nearby railway station which runs superfast trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses, connecting Mumbai and Delhi.

Air : Vadodara has its own airport but only flies domestic flights and so Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad (100 km away) is the nearest international airport.

Road : Major states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh are connected to the excellent roadways of Vadodara, just under 4 km away from