Monday, 30 December 2013

Maharaja Palace Vadodara India

MAHARAJA PALACE VADODARA INDIA: 

Maharaja palace is actually a series of palaces built by the Gaekwad family in Baroda. Among the several, the Sarkar Wada is the oldest. Post its construction, the Lakshmi Vilas Palace was built and is definitely one of the most ostentatious in the palace complex. It houses the royal family and shows extensive use of Italian flooring and mosaic decorations on the wall. The palace is the best place to catch a glimpse of the royal armoury and bronze, marble and terracotta sculptures. Several smaller buildings within the palace compound include the Motibaug Palace, the Moti Bagh Stadium and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. The palace also had a small zoo, where you can now only see crocodiles in a small pond. Occasional glimpses of peacocks and monkeys can be seen at the palace compound. Also worth watching is the Navlakhi Step-Well located north of the palace, and so named because it is believed to have the capacity to hold 9 million gallons of water! More modern here is the gold course set up for the locals.


Maharaja Palace Vadodara India

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