Top Places To Visit In Vadodara

1. Laxmi Vilas Palace

2 kms
from city center

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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 Nazarbaug Palace built in old classical style. (br) After this the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic school, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in the year 1890.

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2. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

41 kms
from city center

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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

1 kms
from city center

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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

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Vadodara

Built and run by the Indian Army authorities, this temple is made out of aluminium and other alloys. It is a place of absolute harmony where Dakshinamurthi, a form of Lord Shiva finds his devotees. One may say it is quite a modern-looking temple. The idol of the main deity is said to be facing south and imparting knowledge in that direction. A lush green garden surrounds the temple, making it a truly peaceful and holistic experience.

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5. Surya Mandir

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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 Sun Temple enthusiastically. The history behind this temple is quite of a vague kind, which dictated that the temple is built at the instance of God himself.

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6. Khanderao Market

2 kms
from city center

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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

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Vadodara

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8. Aurobindo Ashram

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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 English and vice-principal of Baroda College.

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9. Makarpura Palace

5 kms
from city center

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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

1 kms
from city center

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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

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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

1 kms
from city center

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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

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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

0 kms
from city center

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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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