5 Historical Palaces in Vadodara
The Hindu Royal maratha Gaekwad family ruled in Vadodara(Baroda) from 17th AD. The Geakwad Family built many Palaces in Vadodara that’s why Vadodara is well known for Palaces. There are 5 Palaces in Vadodara.
Let’s go ahead for knowing about the Palaces in Vadodara:
1) Lakshmi Vilas Palace
Lakshmi Vilas Palace is Located J N Marg, Moti Baug, Vadodara. It is Constructed by Maratha King Sayajirao Gaekwad – 3.
At that time of Construction is full of amenities such as elevators and the interior is Similar of a Large European Country.
It remains the residence of the Gaekwads Royal Family of Vadodara, a part of the palace is open for Visitors. There is an audio tour for an hour available in 3 languages(English, Hindi and Marathi).
How to reach Lakshmi Vilas Palace:
From Vadodara airport to Lakshmi Vilas Palace is around 7 km
From Vadodara railway station to Lakshmi Vilas Palace is around 4 km
From Vadodara bus station to Lakshmi Vilas Palace is around 3.5 km.
Outside Photography through mobile is available. Inside photography is strictly prohibited in the Palace.
For Indian : Rs. 225
For Foreigners : RS. 400
Free for Children below 10 years
Timings: 10 AM – 5PM (Closed on Monday)
2) Shiv Mahal Palace
The Shiv Mahal Palace is located in Chakli Circle near Race – Course area. The Palace is built for the Third son of Maharaja Sayajirao gaekwad -3.
It is a huge Structure which is known for its architecture, royalty and Luxury furniture.
Shiv Mahal Palace’s Charm is very different from other palaces.
At present time, Shiv Mahal Palace is used for organizing different social events like a Reception, Baby Shower, Wedding etc.
It is a perfect luxury accommodation for the tourists that visit the Palace for a short term Vacation.
How to reach Shiv Mahal Palace:
From Vadodara airport to Shiv Mahal Palace is around 8 km
From Vadodara railway station to Shiv Mahal Palace is around 2.7 km
From Vadodara bus station to Shiv Mahal Palace is around 3 km.
3) Motibaug Palace
Motibaug palace is Situated at Palace road, Kevdabaug area.
Motibaug Palace is a small villa at the grounds of Lakshmi Vilas Palace. At the time of Construction it was used by British Engineers as a residence.
The Geakwad family always sponsors cricket and its living proof is Motibaug Stadium. Nowadays this Stadium is used for training academy.
How to reach Motibaug Palace:
From Vadodara airport to Motibaug Palace is around 6.8 km
From Vadodara railway station to Motibaug Palace is around 3.2 km
From Vadodara bus station to Motibaug Palace is around 3.3 km.
Fees : NIL (Free)
4) Makarpura Palace
Makarpura Palace was also constructed by Maharaja Khanderao in 1870 AD. It was designed in Italian style. It was reconstructed by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad-3.
The Palace is now used as a training institute of Indian Air Force.
The Makarpura Palace is Situated at Himmatnagar, Makarpura area.
How to reach Makarpura Palace:
From Vadodara airport to Makarpura Palace is around 13 km
From Vadodara railway station to Makarpura Palace is around 9.7 km
From Vadodara bus station to Makarpura Palace is around 9.5 km.
Timing : 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fees : RS. 125
5) Nazarbaug Palace
Nazarbaug Palace is also the Royal Palace of the gaekwad family. It was constructed by Malhar rao Geakwad in the 19th Century. Still it’s housed the Royal family heritage. It had Gold and Silver Guns. The ground also had a palace of Glass (Shish Mahal).
After an alleged robbery, the ground is used for Car Parking. Visitors are allowed to walk there but aren’t allowed to Photograph there.
How to reach Nazarbaug Palace :
From Vadodara airport to Nazarbaug Palace is around 4.2 km
From Vadodara railway station to Nazarbaug Palace is around 4.6 km
From Vadodara bus station to Nazarbaug Palace is around 4.4 km.
For exploring these palaces you can hire a Local Guide or you can book a Car Rental Services for Vadodara.
Timing : 9:00 AM to 6:00PM
Best time to visit Vadodara(Baroda)
From October till March is the perfect time to travel in Vadodara. That is the winter time and so the temperature is between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius, not too hot and not too cold.
You can comfortably explore all the corners of Vadodara even. Many more exciting Places to visit in Vadodara.