Monday, December 7, 2015

Pratap Vilas Palace, Vadodara

Pratap Vilas Palace at Vadodara is presently Railway Staff College. Built in 1914 A.D. it is named after the last ruler of Baroda State.



Designed by Charles F. Stevens, the architecture of the palace represents a fine blend of South Indian, North Indian and Islamic architecture. The palace is noted for its exceptionally designed columns and arches. 



The central part of the palace has beautifully carved dome. 



The palace is adorned with carvings of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals. 



This palace which has been residence of the royal family in those days was also known as ‘Lal Baug Palace’.

28 comments:

genie said...

I would certainly like to live here. This is a beautiful palace. What is Railway Staff College? Is it a regular school of higher learning?

krishna said...

really incredible architecture..

rupam sarma said...

Awesome Palace, Amazing photos

Mary Cromer said...

What extraordinary, lovely architecture~

Rat said...

Interesting architecture. Nice clicks.
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Donna said...

A beautiful palace...with some western influences from earlier centuries.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, Another display of lovely Indian architecture, though a bit more modern than the usual. Is this used by students or staff?

Al said...

That is an exceptional building, very attractively constructed.

Sylvia K said...

Such an amazing building and terrific captures for the day!! The details of the building are superb!! Thank you as always for sharing the beauty and history of your world, Rajesh!! I hope you and your family have a great new week!!

Wandering Wren said...

Wonderful Palace, what a fabulous place for a staff college!
Wren x

ladyfi said...

What stunning architecture!

Indrani said...

Looks sober, but sturdy architecture.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful palace and images. Have a happy week!

Sharon Wagner said...

It is a masterpiece. So Ornate.

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVELY architecture!

Melody Steenkamp said...

Impressive..... would love to visit it

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Roger Owen Green said...

impressive structure
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beataboutthebook said...

Impressive architecture.

Rajesh said...

genie: It is a training college to train the employees of Indian Railways.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Lovely...blend of many architectures

photowannabe said...

That Villa is huge. I see that it is a training college now. Beautiful architecture.

Trubes said...

Visually stunning,
Thank you for sharing these magnificent photographs with us.
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Photo Cache said...

Impressive building. I would love to tour that.

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Joy said...

I like its mix of styles.

Easwar Arumugam said...

Awesome pictures

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

lovely place and captured nicely.

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful pictures of the palace :)

i b arora said...

nice pics