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Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

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Town or city  Vadodara
Completed  1890
Phone  085111 16908
Country  India
Opened  1890
Client  Sayajirao Gaekwad III
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Address  Gate No.2 Laxmi Vilas Palace Estate, J.N.Marg, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001
Hours  Open today · 9:30AM–5PMTuesday9:30AM–5PMWednesday9:30AM–5PMThursday9:30AM–5PMFriday9:30AM–5PMSaturday9:30AM–5PMSunday9:30AM–5PMMondayClosed
Architectural style  Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Similar  Sayaji Baug, EME Temple, Baroda Museum & Picture G, Maharaja Fateh Singh Mu, Nazarbaug Palace

The term Maharaja Palace actually refers to a series of palaces in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, constructed since the Gaekwad, a prominent Maratha family, started ruling the Baroda State. The first one was a building known as the Sarkar Wada. This building, not really a palace, was given up for the Nazarbaug Palace built in old classical style.

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After this the Lukshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 at a cost of GBP180,000.

Overview

It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. At the time of construction it boasted the most modern amenities such as elevators and the interior is reminiscent of a large European country house. It remains the residence of the Royal Family, who continue to be held in high esteem by the residents of Baroda.

Movies

Prem Rog in 1982 , Grand Masti , Balgandharva, Rang Rasiya and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was also shot here in 2015

References

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara Wikipedia


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