After viewing the interior of the palace, we came outside for viewing something for which we came, the palace exterior. Outside the palace the viewing area for the visitors are restricted with a small barrication. You will find few security staff always monitoring and whistling if you are trying to cross the barrication or even stepping on the grass lawn.
As I told before, there were guest invited by the palace owner and to welcome them there was a small stage set in front of the palace with lot of chairs, where visitors movement was restricted. Next to this wedding/event tent construction was in full swing.
For a tourist point of view there is not much to see and do at Lakshmi Vilas Palace. Please bring your own headphone to listen the audio guide even though they are providing headphone. Photography is not allowed inside the palace. Outside the palace photography is allowed only from mobile phones. Cameras are not allowed anywhere outside the palace weather DSLR, Point and shoot or action camera. If you bought your camera, you can carry it with you. There is no locker facility. There is a small souvenir shop next to the reception. There is nothing much to expect but check out if you are interested in the palace miniature models. The owner is renting the place for Banquets, special occasions or maybe they have invited their own guests. It may be possible that some parts may not be accessible for visitors which is generally communicated at the ticket office at time of purchasing the ticket. Allocate at least 2 hours for the palace, to listen the history and admire its beauty.
All these things living little room for the visitors. I realized that I should be at the place where tent construction was going on after small barrier for getting the palace in a single frame in my mobile camera.
Things to know before visiting
10 AM to 4:30 PM every day except Monday and Public Holiday
Entrance ticket cost ₹ 225 for Indian citizens and ₹ 400 for Foreign nationals. Kids below 10 years are free without audio guide. If they need audio guide they have to pay for full adult ticket.