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Laxmi Vilas Palace

J.n.marg, Vadodara 390001, India
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Ranked #1 of 42 attractions in Vadodara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles
Owner description: Lukshmi Villas Palace is the Official residence of the Maharaja Of Baroda.The royal family still resides in this magnificent palace builtin 1889.A... more » Owner description: Lukshmi Villas Palace is the Official residence of the Maharaja Of Baroda.The royal family still resides in this magnificent palace builtin 1889.A part of the palace is open for visitors during the day 10 am to 5 pm. Mondays is the weekly off day. Weekends can get crowded , so best to come on any other day.The ticket cost Rs. 150 and it includes a complimentary audio tour guide in either english , hindi & marathi.Photographs inside the palace are not permitted. The tour takes about an hour. Water & other cold beverages are available at a charge for visitors. « less
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Vicenza, Italy
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132 reviews 132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We came here on the advice of friends and I am so glad we did! It was a serene oasis after the chaos and congestion of the streets outside the palace gate. The entry price included the headset with all the information. Outside it was very hot, but inside the palace was cool and fresh breeze. The gift shop had... More

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Howrah, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace with proper guide to explain about the palace. The Weapons section, The Hall where they used to gather (keep functions). Photo graphy inside is not allowed but from outside it is allowed. Ticket cost is little high.

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Chennai
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Hi, We went to the palace in July month. We went around afternoon 12 pm and it was too hot actually. But once we reached the Palace we got the tickets which is quiet costly. They will give you one headset to listen to the history of that palace and go around the palace in an order. The views outside... More

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Ghaziabad, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

oh my god 170 rs per person!photography not allowed arey Q bhai ??? kya ho jaayega :D yaar isse tumhe kta milega . better hota ki 50 rs. hota.qki aap itne bademehal ko is paise se to nahi chala rahe hoge :D

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Vadodara, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This palace has probably the most elaborate interiors amongst all the similar palace buildings which boast well-maintained mosaics, chandeliers and artworks. it’s set in expansive parklike grounds, including a golf course. A one-hour audio tour is included with admission. A must see place while in Vadodara....

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Vadodara, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Second richest king he was in india and do i need to say anymore about this place?? Impressive audio guide facility in palace, very understandable and entertainer audio guide is provided. You can listen in English,Hindi and Marathi. No guide is needed bcoz of this facility which makes the journey independent. Fine European art and sculpture is preserved in palace.... More

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Kanpur, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you are visiting Vadodra then you have to take out a couple of hours from your schedule to visit this massive palace of the Gaekwad dynasty. The Audio Guide is included in the Rs. 170 entry gate ticket and it guides you really well for 1.5 hours

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Chennai
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145 reviews 145 reviews
47 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This amazing palace was built in 1890 and is the largest private residence of the world. It is 4 times bigger than the Buckingham Palace and build in the middle of its 600 acre estate. I can assure you that this is be one of the only palace which has a golf course. It has its own railway system (... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Palace design and murals are fantastic. This is one of the biggest palaces I have seen. A nice place to relax in busy Baroda.

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Vadodara, Gujarat, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A beautiful structure built in the Indo-Saracenic school, 1890s is the dream of any student of Architecture. I have been visiting the Palace for the last 2 years...... but the changes that have been made to the palace make it a place one has to visit while in Vadodara. The grounds which were bereft of any vegetation are now green................. More

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