100 Places to visit in India
Lakshmi Vilas Palace
Four times the size of Buckingham Palace is the Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodra, Gujarat. The palace is an epitome of grandeur and luxury, and still serves as the residence of the royal family. The interiors of the building are inspired from European architecture, and the highlight of it is the opulent Darbar Hall, which plays host to musical concerts every now and then. There are a lot of artifacts in the palace belonging to the ancient times, which include armory, bronze sculptures and more. The palace also once had its own zoo. However, all that remains of the zoo today is a pond with crocodiles. You can also see a train engine at the entrance of the palace. The engine is part of the train which was ordered by the Maharaja to take his children from school to the main palace building and back. Talk of opulence.