The Laxmi Vilas Palace is the most famous palace in Gujarat as it is 4 times larger than the Buckingham Palace in London. This palace was built by a Maratha Family who was known as the Gaekwad family in the year 1890. The palace was designed by Major Charles Mant and was built according to the Indo-Saracenic architecture style. The residency of the royal family is also located in the same palace but in a different complex.
Now the Laxmi Vilas Palace is used for various purposes; Banquet hall, convention centre, Museum and many buildings are located within the palace. Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is also located within the premises and is known for possessing artefacts, paintings, sculptures, and other historic artefacts from the Maharaja Fateh Singh's reign. This museum is open to the public and many tourists visit the museum along with the palace during their stay in Vadodara. A golf course is also located within the premises of the palace; therefore a tourist will be able to enjoy a pleasant stay in the Laxmi Vilas Palace and will be able to enjoy the royalty like service in the heritage hotel.
Laxmi Vilas Palace and Museum open at 10:00 AM to 05:00 (Mondays Closed)
Entrance Fees (Museum)
60 INR for Indian Nationals; 150 INR for Foreign Nationals; 40 INR for childrens and Rs 400 INR for a group of 20 school childrens
Entrance Fees (Palace)
200 INR per person