Places to Visit in Vadodara

Places to See in Vadodara

Tourist attractions Vadodara lays bare the natural splendor and glorious history of the cultural city of Vadodara. Tourist attractions in Vadodara are plenty and tourists come in huge numbers in order to view the city's treasure trove. Vadodara in the recent times has become an industrial region but it was originally the cultural capital of Gujarat state. Thus, art and historical museums abounds the city.

EME Temple
EME Temple Vadodara also known as Dakshinamurthy temple is one of the most popular holly shrines in the entires state of Gujarat. The temple has been constructed beautifully geodesic style. This temple worships the image of Lord Dakshinamurthy and Lord Shiva. The temple is located amidst lush green surroundings and there are 5 banyan trees encircling this holy shrine. The specialty of the temple is its architecture, which represents 5 religions which are namely the Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. Read More >>

Kirti Mandir
Kirti Mandir is known for its exquisite architecture and is known to be the resting place for the royal family of the Gaekwads. Within the complex of the Kirti Mandir art exhibitions are held. Read More >>

Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the most magnificent buildings located within the city. The palace has been built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III in an Indo-Sarcenic style. The palace floor is made out of pristine white marble. The palace is exquisitely furnished and is replete with various artifacts and relics. Read More >>

Khanderao Market
Khanderao market was established by Sayaji Rao III in the year 1906. Various cultural celebrations take place within this complex. The entrance gate of this great building is exquisitely structured in the likeness of Dabhoi Fort. Read More >>

Sayaji Bagh
Sayaji Bagh Vadodara is one of the most eminent monumental structures built by Sayajirao III. The entire complex of Sayaji Bagh consists of art gallery, a zoo, museums, toy trains and rides. This tourist attraction is well known for Kamati Baug. The well-maintained gardens and lawns are also worth admiring. Read More >>

Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum
Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is situated within the complex of the LaxmiVilas Palace which is one of the most eye-catching sites within the palace premises. It is a muti-purpose museum that houses the exotic collection of the royal Gaekwad family. Read More >>

Museums in Vadodara
Museums in Vadodara abounds in historical relics and precious artifacts. The museums are well-maintained by the tourist department of Vadodara. These museums display the glorious and rich historical background of Vadodara. Read More >>

Baroda Museum and Art Gallery
Baroda Museum and Art Gallery was constructed in 1887 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. It was designed by Major Mant in association with R F Chisholm. Being one of the finest example of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, the museum resembles the Victoria and Albert and Science Museums of London. Although the museum building was completed in 1894, the construction of the art gallery was accomplished in 1914. It was opened in the year 1921. The opening of the museum was detained due to the delay in the transfer of the exhibits from Europe during the First World War. The Mughal miniatures and masterpieces by renowned European artists are among the major attractions of Baroda Museum and Art Gallery in Vadodara. Read More >>

Tourist Destinations near Vadodara

Excursions can be made from Vadodara to the town of Champaner (Pavagarh) is 47 km northeast of Vadodara, famous for Jama Masjid, which is one of the finest mosques to be found in the state of Gujarat. It also has a medieval fort near it.

The town of Dabohi is 29 km southeast of Vadodara and is known for its 13th-century Hindu military architecture. Dakor, 50 km from Vadodara and halfway to Ahmedabad, is famous for its Temple of Ranchodrai and is a sacred place for the followers of Lord Krishna. Ahmedabad city, 100 km north of Vadodara is known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi. Famous for its mosques and temples, the city offers to the traveler a unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles known as the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The town of Anand, on the way to Ahmedabad from Vadodara, is the hometown of the White Revolution and is famous for its Amul range of dairy products. Bharuch, which is located on the main railway line between Vadodara and Surat city, is famous for its monuments and the River Narmada that flows through it.

Last Updated on: August 26, 2013