Travel to Vadodara

Attractions in Vadodara

Laxmi Vilas Palace - It is designed in Indo-Saracenic style and was built by Maharaja Sayajirao III. Started in 1878 and completed in 1890, it is home to the royal family. The palace contains a collection of old armour as well as bronze and marble sculptures.

The Nazarbagh Palace - Situated in the old walled city near Mandvi Clock Tower, it is the oldest palace built in old classic style by Malhar Rao Gaekwad in the late 19th century. This palace was used on ceremonial  occasions  by  the  Gaekwads , for  long  the ruling family.


Today it houses the royal family heirlooms.

Maharaja Fatehsinh Museum - Fatehsinh Rao Museum, located on the palace grounds, houses the royal collection of paintings, sculptures and other objects of arts. It also has a collection of art treasures and works of old masters like Raphael, Titian and Murillo as well as modern western and Indian paintings, Greco-Roman exhibits, Chinese and Japanese art, and a large collection of contemporary Indian art.

Pratap Vilas Palace - Built as the residence of the royal family, the Pratap Vilas is an extravagant and flamboyant building in the Indo-Saracenic style. The palace has a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta. Today it houses the Railway Staff College, the main training center of the Indian Railways. The college is equipped with a beautiful mini-railway model room showing different types of railway operations including track signaling.

Kirti Mandir - Kirti Mandir, or temple of fame, was built in 1936 by Maharaja Sayaji Rao to commemorate the glorious memory of his beloved ancestors.

Makarpura Palace - A beautiful palace designed in the Italian style, the Makarpura palace is now a training school of the Indian Air Force.

Vadodara Museum (1887-94) and Art Gallery (1908-14) - Baroda Museum has impressive collections of art and archeology, natural history, geology and ethnology. The adjacent art gallery has great collection of European old masters, Veronese, Giordano, Zurbaran, some Flemish and Dutch school paintings, Turner and Constable, a collection of Mughal miniatures and valuable palm-leaf manuscripts of Buddhist and Jain origin. It has an excellent collection of art objects and paintings, including the famous Akota bronzes dating from 5th Century A.D. Other treasures include a full-fledged gallery of

Vadodara Museum
Tibetan Art.

Maharaja Sayajirao University - Established in 1949, MSU is one of India's excellent universities. With roughly 25000 students on its rolls, many of its departments are internationally renowned. The campus has several architecturally interesting buildings.

E.M.E. Temple - Unique in concept and design, the EME Temple is a geodesic structure covered with aluminum sheets. Run entirely by the army authorities, this temple is a major attraction for both tourist and devotees.

Sursagar lake - Earlier known as Chandan Talao, it was rebuilt in the 18th century with stone banks and masonry. It is now used for boating and is a splendid sight especially on moonlit nights.

Activities in Vadodara

Navratri - Baroda is a famous centre of music and culture, and many streets have their own garba mandals, or garba groups. For nine nights in the month of October, Vadodara comes alive with the festival of Navratri. This festival is dedicated to the beautiful mother-goddess, Amba. A bhavai performance is held at Baroda's Ambaji temple, during Navratri.
Quick Getaways near Vadodara

Ahmedabad - Located 100 km north of Baroda, Ahmedabad is known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi. The city offers to the traveler a unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles (Indo-Saracenic style of architecture). It is famous for its mosques and baolis.

Anand - The town of Anand, on the way to Ahmedabad from Baroda, is famous for its Amul range of dairy products. Anand is the hometown of the white revolution in India and the modern plant is worth visiting.

Dakor - Dakor, 50 km from Baroda and halfway to Ahmedabad, is famous for its Temple of Ranchodrai and is considered a sacred place for the followers of Lord Krishna.

Getting There & Away to Vadodara

Flights to Vadodara Baroda airport is 8 km northeast of the railway station and is linked with Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Pune.
Trains to Vadodara
Baroda railway station is located on the northwestern part of the city. As Baroda is on the main Ahmedabad-Mumbai line a number of trains pass and stop at Baroda.
Car and Bus Service to Vadodara
Baroda railway station is located on the northwestern part of the city. As Baroda is on the main Ahmedabad-Mumbai line a number of trains pass and stop at Baroda.

Getting Around in Vadodara

The most common modes of commuting in the city are metered auto rickshaws and taxis.
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