Friday, 2 November 2012

Laxmi Vilas Palace a Royal Heritage in India



Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara

Laksmi Vilas palces is beautiful building located in Vadodara of Gujrat. Actually this is a series of palaces which was build in Vadodara. This magnificent palace was build by great Sayajirao Gaekwads. This palace was build in Motibaug grounds. He is also build public places and collages too. Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara is one of the famous monuments in Vadodara that is high on tourist value. People visiting Vadodara make it a point to visit Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. A wonderful exemplification of the Indo-Sarcenic architectural.
This palace of vadodara is known for its amazing interiors. The interiors of the palace presents beautiful designs, marble mosaic, nice furnishing and fine stone work. One can come across a Darbar Hall, which is decorated with Italian mosaic floor. The palace is also known to showcase a rich collection of old armory and sculptures of terracotta, marble and bronze. 

Vijay Vilas Palace

This beautiful Palace is spread over an area of 700 acres. Among the building situated inside palace areae are Museum and Motibaug Palace. It is noteworthy that the Museum was constructed for educational purposes. It is specially built for Maharaja’s children. Presently, the museum houses various art works and articles belonging to the Royal family. One can also come across the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma in the museum. The palace also contains a zoo, which is inhabited by a number of peacocks and crocodiles. 

Vijay Vilas Palace long Distance View

Best Time to Visit Laxmi Vilas Palace

You can visit this palace any time of the year. But I think best time to visit the palace and Vadodara is October to February in winter, as the weather is cool and pleasant, unlike the summer. 

Mosaic Painting 1

Mosaic Painting 2

Painting at Palace


How to Reach

  • By Plane : You can get direct flight from Mumbai and Delhi.
  • By Rail : Vadodara is also well connected by railway on the Western Railway broad gauge line, connected with important cities and towns.
  • By Road : Vadodara is connected by motorable roads with Ahmedabad 118 Km.

Timing

  • The Lakshmi Vilas Palace remains open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and one needs to seek prior permit from the palace office before visiting the palace.
  • The palace remains closed on Mondays.




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