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Here are the top 26 tourist attractions to see in Vadodara:

1. Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace

4.1

2 kms
from city center

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1 out of 26
Places To Visit in 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 Nazar...

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2. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

3.1

41 kms
from city center

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2 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Being included in the elite list of the World Heritage Sites across the globe, this marvelous archaeological park set in the heart of the city of Champaner and amidst the Pavagadh hills is one of the most sought after places in Gujarat.

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3. Sayaji Gardens

Sayaji Gardens

3.4

1 kms
from city center

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3 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Sayaji Gardens, as the name suggests is dedicated to Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III himself. It is the largest garden in the western region of India with a sprawling 45 hectares of land.

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4. EME Temple

EME Temple

3.6

3 kms
from city center

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4 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

EME seems to be a strange name for a temple. It stands for Electrical and Mechanical Corps, in honour of the people who built the temple. A symbol of the secularity practised in the Indian Army, the EME Temple in Vadodara is an aluminium-clad abode, constructed at the intersection of ancient and mod...

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5. Surya Mandir

Surya Mandir

3.6

2 kms
from city center

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5 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Sun Temple, Borsad is situated in the town of Borsad in Anand, Gujarat, dedicated primarily to the Sun God. The Sun Temple of Borsad is known to bestow divine grace upon those who visit and relives them from ailments which might cause them unhappiness. Hence, people from all over the world visit the...

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6. Khanderao Market

Khanderao Market

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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6 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

It pretty much seemed like Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, just needed a random reason to build an edifice. The Khanderao Market is an extravagant building built under his supervision in 1906 that was a gift to the municipality on the completion of 25 years of his authoritative administration.

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7. Nazarbaug Palace

Nazarbaug Palace

3.6

3 kms
from city center

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7 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

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8. Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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8 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Basically built as a residence to Aurobindo Ghose who was the private secretary to the then Maharaja of Baroda, HH Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Aurobindo Ghose was a multitalented man and during his tenure as a private secretary, he decided to follow his passion of teaching and was the Professor of Englis...

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9. Makarpura Palace

Makarpura Palace

3.0

5 kms
from city center

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9 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Makarpura Palace was initially constructed with the motive that it will serve as a summer palace for the royal family of the Gaekwads.

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10. Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery

Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery

3.4

1 kms
from city center

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10 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Constructed by the Gaekwads in 1894, the Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery is host to umpteen numbers of relics relating to a wide spectrum of fields right from archeology to geology.

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11. Kirti Mandir

Kirti Mandir

3.1

1 kms
from city center

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11 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III was so powerful and affluent that he had an entire monument built to commemorate the cremation of his family members. This monument was called the Kirti Mandir.

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12. Maharaja Sayajirao University

Maharaja Sayajirao University

3.6

1 kms
from city center

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12 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

The heart-wrenching separation from the Baroda College of Science in the year 1949, gave birth to one of the most elite institutions in India, the Maharaja Sayajirao University.

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13. Nyaya Mandir

Nyaya Mandir

3.1

3 kms
from city center

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13 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Nyaya Mandir, translates to 'Temple of Justice' is the District Court of Vadodara city in the state of Gujarat. Situated in the heart of the city, this marvelous piece of architecture was the brainchild of Madras architect Robert Fellowes Chisholm.

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14. Navratri Festival

Navratri Festival

3.0

0 kms
from city center

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14 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

You just cannot come to Baroda and miss out on its most extravagant festival - Navratri. Vadodara is considered the cultural capital of Gujarat, and the most sought after location for celebrating Navratri.

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15. Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum

Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum

2 kms
from city center

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15 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Originally built as a school for the Maharaja's children, the Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum now houses a wide range of antiques and art pieces that once belonged to the Maratha royal family. The exhibits range from portraits of the royal family and depictions of Hindu mythologies to flawless marble and...

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16. ISKCON Baroda

ISKCON Baroda

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Places To Visit in Vadodara

Spanning over a whopping 2500 ft in the city centre of Baroda, the ISKCON temple has been preserving Vaishnavism for decades now. Seek Lord Krishna's blessings at the Darshan Mandap which is adorned by tasteful traditional art on all sides. Right outside is a pure vegetarian restaurant - Govindas, t...

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17. Sursagar Lake

Sursagar Lake

2 kms
from city center

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17 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Decked with lush greenery on all sides, the Sursagar lake is an example of exemplary architecture and mesmerising beauty. Enjoy paddle-boating in these jade waters and go around the majestic 120-foot statue of Lord Shiva that looks upon the lake. Relaxing on the boundary wall under the starry night ...

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18. Mandvi Gate

Mandvi Gate

3 kms
from city center

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18 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Believed to be used to collect tolls from merchants and traders, the Mandvi Gate in Baroda is an important testimonial of the celebrated Mughal era. Resting at the centre of the city, this square-shaped pavilion screams regality with it bold arches on all four sides. The entire structure is illumina...

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19. Kabirvad

Kabirvad

61 kms
from city center

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19 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

An awe-striking grove of banyan trees, Kabirvad, awaits you on the banks of River Narmada. This banyan grove is believed to have sprouted from a measly Datoon, and now spreads over more than 3 kms. Believed to have sheltered the famous poet Kabirdas for many years, this banyan grove holds tremendous...

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20. Nadalay Temple

Nadalay Temple

3 kms
from city center

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20 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

A Vaishnav Hindu Temple dedicated to Shrinathji, the Nandalay Temple is the perfect destressing destination in Baroda. Chanting slow and peaceful hymns in unison with the crowd as the tranquil aura of the temple calms you will revitalise you from within. Be sure to visit during morning or evening aa...

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21. Baps Sri Swaminarayan Mandir

Baps Sri Swaminarayan Mandir

4 kms
from city center

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21 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Adorned with immaculate architecture, flawless design and awe-striking grandeur, the BAPS Sri Swaminarayan Mandir is like the palace of the lord. The tranquil vibe of the temple instils a revitalising and deeply energising calm within you. Right outside the temple is a small and clean eatery that se...

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22. Ajwa Nimeta Garden

Ajwa Nimeta Garden

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22 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Decked with green manicured lawns and adorned by towering palm trees, the Ajwa Nimeta Garden is the perfect destination to plan your leisurely weekend at. The crowd-puller here is the 100-meter row of perfectly aligned musical fountains that mesmerise us with coordinated water shoots in the backgrou...

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23. Sardar Patel Planetarium

Sardar Patel Planetarium

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23 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

All your curiosities about outer space are waiting to be answered right in Sayaji Baug at the Sardar Patel Planetarium. With awe-striking video clips of space, state-of-the-art sound systems and a curved projection screen that imitates reality, this planetarium plays an hour-long session about the s...

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24. Hazira Maqbara

Hazira Maqbara

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24 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Housing the tombs of Qutubbuddin Muhammad Khan- the tutor of Emperor Akbar's son; and his own son Naurang Khan- an influential administrator of Emperor Akbar's dynasty, is the Hazira Maqbara in Baroda. Displaying typical Mughal architecture styles with ostentatious arches and octagonal platforms, th...

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25. Zarwani Waterfalls

Zarwani Waterfalls

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25 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

If you’re a nature lover but have never been in an authentic wildlife setting such as the ones depicted in popular franchises like Tarzan or The Jungle Book and have also not enjoyed yourself amidst the distant hooting of birds, the serene flow of a waterfall along with the wide expanse of green can...

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26. Hathni Waterfalls

Hathni Waterfalls

59 kms
from city center

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26 out of 26
Places To Visit in Vadodara

Jambughoda is home to one of the most breathtaking and magnificent waterfalls you can visit in the Indian subcontinent. About a 100 metres in length and flowing with rich greenery, Hathni Waterfalls are surrounded by a variety of beautiful flora and fauna. If you find the peaceful sound of flowing w...

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