Makarpura Palace was a Royal Palace of Gaekwads. The three-storeyed palaces’ main feature was its Japanese styled 130-acre garden, which was designed by architect of Royal Botanical gardens, Kew, William Goldring, with a swimming pool and lake with swans. The garden had Italian styled ivory fountains which were activated to welcome the king. The Palace has two Parts, both the Palaces has more than 100 rooms combined. The Italian styled building has ornate brick rooms with frame arch balconies and a wooden staircase leading to the first floor. A portion of this palace was also destoryed.

Currently the Palace is home of the Indian Air Force that lies beyond military grounds.

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