Vadodara, also known as Baroda ranks as the 3rd largest city in Gujarat. The name Vadodara is derived from its old name “Vadpatra”. The city was known as “Vadpatra” due to the abundance of banyan trees on the banks of Vishwamitri. Besides this, Vadodara is also known as “Sanskari Nagari – The city of culture”. It is situated at the banks of river Vishwamitri River and is famous for its sightseeing places along with museums and gallery. It has a unique distinction of being one of the 10 fastest growing cities in India and has numerous tourist attractions. Baroda has a rich historical background with its rulers of the Gaekwad dynasty. This holiday, sneak out and enjoy some of the best places to visit in Vadodara.
Sayaji Baug situated on the banks of the river in the center of the city was dedicated to the citizens of Vadodara by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad ||| in 1897. It is considered as the largest garden in western India. It consists of more than 98 species of trees and three major attractions; Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, The Sardar Patel Planetarium and the Sayaji Baug Zoo. It takes almost full day to explore 45 hectares of garden ground, 2 museums, a zoo, a planetarium, a flower clock and a toy-train.
EME temple popularly known as Dakshinamurti temple is a Shiva Temple run by Indian Army Authorities in the city of Vadodara. This incredible temple was built by the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering troop. This temple has a unique concept, design and structure and is built entirely using aluminum sheets and with holy symbols from various religions.
Lakshmi Vilas Place
Lakshmi Vilas Palace is one of the famous monuments in the Vadodara. It was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad ||| in 1890 at a cost of GBP 180,000. It is renowned as a largest private dwelling built till date and is four times the size of Buckingham Palace. The palace has a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta. The Museum building, displays a large number of works of art including portraits of the Royal family and Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings based on Hindu mythology.
Tapovan Temple situated in the Petrochemical Township of Vadodara. It’s a must visit temple in Vadodara with scenic beauty. The architecture of the ceilings is unique with its prefect color combination which is a treat to our eyes. The temple consists of all Gods and Goddesses of India, also its ceilings are painted with Gods. The temple is surrounded with lush greenery.