Laxmi Vilas Palace Information
Laxmi Vilas Palace History, Timings, Entry fees
The Laxmi Vilas Palace was built during1878 – 1890 AD by the King Sayajirao Gaekwad III. It took about 12 years to complete the construction. It is estimated that construction cost might be £180,000.(6 million). Major Charles Mant was hired as the chief architect of the palace. He designed the structured in Indo-Saracenic style.
The architectural style of Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara is Indo-Saracenic Revival. The entranceway of the palace is basically a palm courtyard with ornate fountain. Marble, tiles and various artworks are used in the interior. The Darbar Hall has Italian Mosaic floor, lovely stained-glass windows and walls with detailed mosaic embellishments.
The palace is spread over an area of 700 acres and has many structures in the premises, and also includes a golf course, a zoo (inhabited by peacocks and crocodiles) and a museum (Fateh Singh Museum).
In the 1930s Maharaja Pratapsinh created a golf course for use by his European guests. In the 1990s Pratapsinh’s grandson Samarjitsinh, a former Ranji trophy cricket player, renovated the course and opened it to the public.
Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara Entry Fee :
- Entrance Fee for the palace Rs. 170 per person.
- Museum Entrance Fee Rs. 60 per person.
Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara Entry Time:
10:00 Am to 4:30 Pm
- Except for Mondays and public holidays
Airport: Nearest Vadodara Airport
Railway Station: Nearest Vadodara Junction
Bus Station: Nearest Vadodara Bus Station .