Travel to Vadodara

Vadodara Tourism

It is a fascinating travel through Vadodara or Baroda, as it was earlier called, the former capital of the erstwhile princely state of Gaekwad. Baroda is an important cultural center of India and is known for its art galleries and museums. Baroda or Vadodara is also the industrial hub of Gujarat with many automobiles, engineering, chemical and other industries.

The tourist attractions in Vadodara are many as Vadodara is known for its palaces, museums and parks like the Sayaji Bagh, the Vadodara Museum and Art Gallery, the Maharaj Fateh Singh Museum, the Laxmi Vilas Palace and the Naulakhi Well are worth visiting. Excursions from Vadodara can be made to the town of Champaner, Dabohi, Dakora and Bharuch with history trapped in its temples and ruins of forts. Vadodara city, 100 km north of Vadodara is known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi.

How to Reach Vadodara

Vadodara, formerly Baroda, is the third largest and most populated city in Gujarat. The city is located 116 km southeast of Ahmedabad and 140 km from Gandhinagar, the state capital.

Major rail and road routes connecting Mumbai and Delhi, passes through Vadodara. It is easy to reach Vadodara by Air, Rail or Road.

By Air

The Vadodara Airport, also known as Civil Airport Harni, is located in Harni suburb around 5.7 km from the Vadodara railway centre.

It is a domestic airport and soon will attain international airport status once the new terminal which is currently under construction becomes operational.

By Train

The major rail junction in Vadodara is the Vadodara Railway Station. The station is located right in the city center. It is the state's busiest junction. From here major cities of India can be reached easily by train. Vadodara has five railway stations; they are Vadodara Junction, Bajwa, Pratapnagar, Makarpura and Vishwamitri.

By Road

Vadodara is on the National Highway No.8, which connects Delhi to Mumbai via Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Public transportation within the city includes buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws. Buses are operated by VTCOS city bus service as well as the private bus operators.
The main bus stands in the city are the Nizampura Bus Stand, Chhani Bus Stand, Laxmipura Bus Stand and Tarsali Bus Stand.

Distance to Vadodara
  • From Anand - 50 km
  • From Ahmedabad - 116 km
  • From Gandhinagar - 133 km
  • From Surat - 149 km
  • From Jamnagar - 367 km
  • From Indore - 344 km
  • From Udaipur - 310 km
  • From Mumbai - 411 km
  • From Delhi - 986 km
  • From hyderabad - 1095 KM
  • From nagpur - 866 KM
Vadodara Distance Chart

Shopping in Vadodara

Shopping in Vadodara will be a pleasure for the art connoisseur because Vadodara is the city of artists and painters and the MS University's Fine Arts College holds regular art exhibitions. For shoppers interested in silver jewellery, Raopura, Teen Darwaza and Mandvi offer a range of oxidized silver. One can check out the local Khadi Bhandar center for handicrafts, fabric and readymade handspun cotton clothes.

If you visit Ahmedabad, the city of fabrics then you can buy a range of cotton garments. Gurjari, the Gujarat State Crafts Emporium, has some of the best products not only from Ahmedabad but also from Gujarat.

Places to See in Vadodara

Last Updated on: August 28, 2013