Best Places to Visit in Vadodara
Vadodara is the third most-populated city in the Indian state of Gujarat after Ahmadabad and Surat. Vadodara is famous for its palaces, parks, temples and museums. Vadodara is also called as ‘Sanskari Nagari (city of tradition)’ for its rich culture traditions. There are lots of Best Places to Visit in Vadodara. It has lots influence of Marathi culture Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum, Nazarbaugh Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Vadodara Museum and Gallery etc are the famous places to visit in Vadodara.
One of the best places to visit in Vadodara is Ajwa Nimeta Dam and Garden It is an earthen dam that was built early 20th century by the then ruler of Vadodara, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Its main aim was to provide water to the residents of Vadodara. Adjacent to the dam are the famous Ajwa gardens also called as Vrindavan Garden, which are an adaptation of the famous Vrindavan gardens located in Mysore. It is very famous especially in the evenings for its coloured fountains and a musical fountain.
Other best places to visit in Vadodara is EME Temple this temple, built by the Indian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) corps entirely out of aluminum sheets, worships Shiva as an ultimate teacher. This uncommonly modern-looking temple is, however, built with holy symbols from various religions. It is open from 6:30am-8:30pm.
There are plenty of other places to visit n Vadodara but the most famous is its Lakshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic school, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built in the nineteenth century and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. At the time of construction it boasted the most modern amenities such as elevators and the interior is reminiscent of a large European country house. Palace also boasts of a zoo and a museum.
One of the best place to visits in Vadodara is Sayaji Baug (the famous park) where Sprawling over 113 acres, it also includes an excellent zoo, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, the Museum of Health and Hygiene and the Sardar Patel Planetarium.A major attraction for children is the 3.5 kms joy ride through the park on the toy train.
Other then this there are plenty of things to visit in Vadodara like Sardar Baug, Jubilee Baug, Lal Baug, Kirti Stambh, Kala Bhavan, Motibaug Palace, Vadodara Central Library, ABS Tower Art Gallery, and Sindhrot Nature Park etc. Besides the places Vadodara is one of the best city to live where one kind enjoy all the festivals to the fullest whether it is Ganpati festival or Navratri or Diwali, People here are so enthuastic that they need small reasons just to bring the joy out of their hearts.