Motibaug Palace is a small Villa situated in the Grounds of Lukshmi Villas Palace. The Villa dates back from the reign of Maharaja Ganpatrao Gaekwad.
It was built as a guesthouse to compliment the Lukshmi Villas Palace, which is, in fact, an older monument than the famed Lukshmi Villas Palace itself. It was built initially to house all the British Architects & Engineers who built Lukshmi Villas Palace. It is said that Motibaug Palace was also the residence to HH Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad in the Year 1950-60s. This 15,000 sq ft home has now been converted to become the Main Club-House of Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club (GBGC).
Likewise Motibaug, there were also many more small Palaces in Grounds which were built by Past Maharaja’s which included Vishram Baug, Mastu Baug, and Chiman Baug.
Moti Bagh or Motibaug is a Cricket stadium located inside the compounds of Lukshmi Villas Palace. The ground form part of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace building complex – a sprawling 700-acre (2.8 km2) complex, lies in the heart of the city.
The Palace and the Stadium earlier belonged to the former rulers of Baroda and the Patrons of Cricket in Baroda – The Gaekwad(s).
The Palace is now Used for Many Events and Occasions. It is also the Building for the Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club‘. The Motibaug Ground is Claimed as one of the Oldest Cricket Grounds in Asia.