Sunday, November 2, 2014

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

Laxmi Vilas Palace,  Largest Private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace.  This Indo Saracenic styled Palace was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890. Main architect is Major Charles Mant and costed GBP 180,0000.

Visitors need to pay the entrance fee at main gate and allowed from backside of this palace. This is as we entered the main gate. 

Check the beautiful Jali works and ornate designs on windows and pillars.

Back mini door take us to small varandha and mini garden of Palm trees.

Upper part is used by Royals.

This is the entrance to Palace office, where we'll get Audio guide and Weapons Museum.

Photograph is strictly prohibited inside. Two such off guard clicks.

Inside the Darbar Hall

Frontal View

Check the artifacts diplayed here, life size bronze statues.