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Baroda/Vadodara , Gujarat

Sayaji Rao Gaekwad had a dream for Baroda. To make it an educational, commercial and industrial sector. If the ruler had lived he would have seen his ream come to fruition. Baroda or Vadodara is the last word in being one of the most modern cities in India. Situated on the banks of Vishwamitri, this is a city which has always been quite historically important. Yet the greatness of this city is mainly derived from the Maratha rule. This is what gives baroda today ita main identity. AS surprisingly cosmopolitan city by nature, all the people of baroda like to tel its visitors that this is a very Sanskari Nagari (a cultured city). By and large most of the visitors agree. Baroda is truly a cultural hub with its rich traditions being actively promoted throughout the year. More or less every Indian community is settled here and help in enriching the culture of this place. During navratri, Diwali, Uttaratyan and Ganesh Chaturthi, this is quite evident as this very educated society of people include every ethnicity in their celebration thus increasing the joy a thousandfold. One of the most developing cities in Gujarat, Baroda enjoys a vey high levl of industrialism and has been one of the prime cities in India to surge in to the future with great prospects. As it is a big city there are a number of places for anygiven tourist to explore and they should.One place that brings intense peace and calm in this buoyant city is the Aurobindo Society which has shown this world a new way of living. With it fair share of religious places of worship and religious tolerance Baroda has only proved to be a broad minded city with a great vision. And that is exactly what you should go to Baroda for- to be a part of that very vision.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 70 mm 136feet 10335.0 /km2 Jan-Feb,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery

  • Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

    "The term Maharaja Palace actually refers to a series of palaces in Vadodara,Gujarat, India, constructed since the Gaekwad a prominent Maratha family started ruling the Baroda State. The first one was a building known as the Sarkar Wada. This building, not really a palace, was given up for the Nazarbaug Palace built in old classical style.\nAfter this the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic school, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 at a cost of GBP180,000. Major Charles Mant was the architect.\nIt is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. At the time of construction it boasted the most modern amenities such as elevators and the interior is reminiscent of a large European country house. It remains the residence of the Royal Family, who continue to be held in high esteem by the residents of Baroda.\nDarbar Hall featuring the Rajas Throne\nDarbar hall featuring the Ornate artwork\nIts ornate Darbar Hall, which is sometimes the venue of music concerts and other cultural events, has a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgium stained glass windows and walls with intricate mosaic decorations. Outside of the Darbar Hall is an Italinate courtyard of water fountains. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta by Fellici. The grounds were landscaped by William Goldring, a specialist from Kew Gardens. The palace is open to the public and an audio tour is available."

    Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

  • Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Vadodara

  • Sayaji Bagh

  • EME Temple


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