Baroda House, as the name suggests was built for the Maharaja of Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Fashioned after the other buildings in Lutyen's Delhi, the building features elements such as a dome inspired by Sanchi Stupa and semi-circular arches. Today, the Baroda House houses the Zonal headquarters of the Northern Railway after it was taken over by the government after Independence.
The building was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and it is said that he designed it on a train from Bombay in 1921. The construction of the building began in 1928 and it is said that it took 15 years to complete the edifice.