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India Untold

Meet the woman who lives in the world’s largest private home

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Radhikaraje Gaekwad

Lakshmi Vilas Palace is renowned as the world’s largest private home. And the owner of this palace is the Gaekwad family of Baroda.
 

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Gaekwad family

Radhikaraje belongs to the royal family of Baroda. She is married to Samarjitsinh Gaekwad, the owner of Lakshmi Vilas Palace. 
 

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Lakshmi Vilas Palace

Remarkably, Lakshmi Vilas Palace is four times larger than Buckingham Palace. 

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Radhikaraje's father

Radhikaraje’s father gave up royal privileges to become an IAS officer. Inspired by her father, she also wanted to make a career of her own. 
 

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Education and career

At the young age of 20, she began working as a journalist. She was the first woman in her family to pursue a career. While working, she also completed her master’s degree. 
 

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Gaekwads of Baroda

Radhikaraje Gaekwad lives in Lakshmi Vilas Palace with her family. 
 

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Family net worth

Reportedly, the Gaekwad family has a net worth of Rs 20,000 crore. 
 

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Lakshmi Vilas Palace

Lakshmi Vilas Palace was designed by Robert Fellowes Chrisholm, a British architect.

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