About the location: Located within the sprawling Lakshmi Vilas Palace Estate, the museum showcases art pieces that belong to the illustrious Maratha family. European Renaissance and Rococo paintings, portraits, marble busts, and a collection of portraiture by Raja Ravi Verma (more than 30 original paintings) are part of the collection. Much of this art was commissioned by the Maharaja himself. Artefacts from different countries are spread over two floors and a fully functional toy train (world’s smallest locomotive engine) for the prince in the garden outside are worth your while.
Brief History: The Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum that lies within the compound of the Laxmi Vilas Palace was established in 1961. The building was earlier used as a school for the children of the royal family, but was later refurbished to convert into a museum.
By Road NH8 passes through Baroda, making it well connected by road as well.
By Train The city lies on the busy Mumbai-Delhi Western Railway Mainline and is well connected by premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani.
By Air Domestic flights connect Vadodara (BDQ) to major cities in India.