In Year 1884, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III also erected another Palace just opposite to Lukshmi Villas Palace, which was known as Kalabhavan. In Year 1891, the Palace was ready. But in Year 1892, the Palace was then given to students who were studying Science and Technology as there was no building for them.

The Palace is spread over 25 acre area. This Palace was also designed by Major Charles Mant and R.F. Chisholm. It is Indo – Saracenic Style and has 60 big and 30 small rooms. The Building when view viewed from top, is in ‘E’ shaped. The porch and the beams give the master style to Palace. The stones which were used for constructing Lukshmi Vilas Palace are only used to build Kalabhavan. This Palace was built for Prince Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad who were the Eldest Son of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, but later, it was then given to Students.

Faculty of Technology and Engineering - MSU (Kalabhavan)

The building has reversed onion shaped dome. There are also small windows which are known as Hermes windows, which tells that the Palace was constructed for residential purpose. The design of Porch, windows are also excellent. There are many small porch & windows designed with lotus, crown and other flowers’ carvings.

The original building of Kalabhavan, which is situated opposite Lukshmi Villas Palace’s Gate, is now known as Senapati Bhavan. But when more courses and rise in technology, then Prof. T.K. Gajjar asked Maharaja for Big Building, then Maharaja gave the Palace to Institute of Industries and Fine Arts.

Source:  DivyaBhaskar