Pratap Vilas Palace – Vadodara
Pratap Vilas palace was built in 1914 A.D. and is designed in Renaissance architecture. The entrance is adorned by exquisite carvings and the palace is noted for its architectural grandeur highlighted with columns and arches. Carvings of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals on the columns make the palace lively. It has columns and arches drawn from South India, Central India, North India and Islamic tradition.
The palace now houses the Railway Staff College. This is the main training ground of Indian Railways. In fact, a mini railway model can be seen inside the palace.
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