Vadodara - Places to Visit

Vadodara also known as Baroda, is the third largest city in the Gujarat State. The administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, 141 kilometres from the state capital Gandhinagar.

This city is also known as Sanskari Nagari (The cultural city) and Kala Nagari (The city of art) of India. The city is known for the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, the residence of Baroda States Maratha royal family, the Gaekwads, of the Gaekwad Dynasty. It is also the home of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. There are different places which you can only explore by bus through By travelling through bus, booking bus ticket online will be convenient for travellers. You can explore a lot while traveling through bus .

Laxmi Villas Palace

Laxmi Villas Palace is the Official residence of the Maharaja Of Baroda.The royal family still resides in this magnificent palace builtin 1889. Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the most majestic structures in India and was the private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Known to be the largest private dwelling of the size equivalent to four times of the Buckingham Palace, this magnificent palace is a must-visit when in Vadodara.


Sayaji Baug

It was Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III that built the Kamati Baug (or Sayaji Baug) in 1879 for the citizens of Baroda. It was constructed on the banks of River Vishwamitri as a beautiful backdrop to the greenery, museums and galleries.


Aurobindo Ashram

The Aurobindo Ashram, also known as Arvind Ashram or Auro Nivas, is the ashram that was the dwelling place of Aurobindo Ghosh during his stay in Baroda in the years 1894 to 1906. This was the first ever ashram to gain immense popularity and respect in the southern areas of the state.


Sursagar Lake

Built in the 18th century, the Sursagar is also known as Chand Talao. It marks the center of the city of Vadodara, surrounded by the thrum of commerce in the Old City. A tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is lit up on Maha Shivratri, works as a veritable beacon over the lake. The perennial lake has several gates at the bottom that are opened in case of overflooding. The water then pours into the Vishvamitra River.



At the heart of Champaner, is the Citadel, whose most impressive features are its 16th-century monumental mosques (no longer used for worship), with their beautiful blending of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The huge Jami Masjid, just outside the Citadel's east gate, boasts of a wonderful carved entrance porch that leads into a lovely courtyard surrounded by a pillared corridor.


Pavagadh Hill

At the summit of Pavagadh hill, 800 m above sea level, is the temple to Mother Kali, which is the oldest in the area, dating from the 10th-11th centuries. Hindu pilgrims were coming to visit this temple from long before the development of Champaner as a major city, and they continued for hundreds of years after its decline, right up to the present day.


Hathni Waterfalls

Hathni Waterfalls are surrounded by a variety of beautiful flora and fauna. If you find the peaceful sound of flowing water from streams and falls incredibly relaxing, then this is the spot for you.


How is night life in Vadodara?

Vadodara is one of the oldest and major city of state of Gujarat. It is 411 kms away from Mumbai and nearest metropolitan is Ahmedabad, 111.50 kms away from Vadodara.

Night life is very safe in Vadodara. The weather at night is comparatively cooler and travelers enjoy exploring its numerous restaurants and other fantastic thing that makes the nightlife in Vadodara special.

You can hangout with friends and family and you can visit cafes. You can also visit Ratri bazar, barbeque nation , where you can have fun time with your friends and family. One of the best way to enjoy nightlife is to watch movie with friends and family.