Laxmi Vilas Palace

J N Marg
Vadodara, GJ - 390001

Type: Landmarks
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Laxmi Vilas Palace, located in Vadodara, Gujarat, is one of the most magnificent royal residences in India. Built-in the 19th century by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of the Gaekwad dynasty, the palace is an architectural masterpiece that blends Indian, European, and Indo-Saracenic influences.

Spread across an expansive area of over 700 acres, Laxmi Vilas Palace is four times the size of Buckingham Palace in London, making it one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace complex features a stunning array of architectural styles, including intricate carvings, ornate balconies, and grand facades adorned with sculptures and decorative motifs.

One of the highlights of Laxmi Vilas Palace is its Durbar Hall, a majestic chamber with a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows, and a 19th-century organ with gold leaf-covered woodwork. The hall served as the venue for royal receptions, state banquets, and ceremonies during the Gaekwad era.

The palace also boasts a remarkable collection of art, artifacts, and antiques, including paintings by renowned artists such as Raja Ravi Varma, European masterpieces, and an impressive array of sculptures, textiles, and decorative objects.

In addition to its architectural and artistic splendor, Laxmi Vilas Palace is surrounded by lush gardens, landscaped lawns, and serene lakes, creating a tranquil and picturesque setting for visitors to explore and enjoy. The palace grounds also house the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, which showcases the royal family's possessions, vintage cars, and a fascinating display of artifacts reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Today, Laxmi Vilas Palace stands as a symbol of Vadodara's rich history and royal legacy, attracting visitors from around the world who come to admire its beauty, learn about its history, and experience the grandeur of India's princely past.

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