Top 5 places to visit near Vadodara on your family trip

Top 5 places to visit near Vadodara on your family trip


Vadodara is a beautiful city on the banks of Vishwamitri and is nearest to the Mahi river. Vadodara is known as Baroda, and it's the 3rd largest city in Indian State Gujarat and 10th largest city in India as per the geographical area. Vadodara has rich historical value and its known Gaekwad dynasty rule, and the name of the king is Sayajirao Gaekwad III. These all things increased the curiosity in our mind and heart to know Vadodara city, and therefore we decided to explore it for all of you.

 

Best Tourist Places in Vadodara City

  1. Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery
  2. Sayaji Baug (Kamati Baug)
  3. Sursagar Lake
  4. Laxmi Vilas Palace
  5. Sindhrot Check Dam

 

Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery

Vadodara Museum


Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery was established by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in the year 1887. This museum is the best example of Indo-Saracenic Architecture in Vadodara, and they have a good collection of art, sculpture, ethnography and ethnology. In the museum, you will find 28 galleries exhibition with famous Egyptian mummies of Egypt gallery and a huge blue whale skeleton. Every day more than 600 people visit the in Museum daily and it is increased at the weekend and holidays. Timing is 10.30 AM-05.30 PM on all days of the week, and the Entry fee for adults is rupees 5 per person.

 

Sayaji Baug (Kamati Baug)

Sayaji Baug


Sayaji Baug is the biggest Garden in Vadodara city, and its name is dedicated to Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. It is located near Vishwamitri River and is only 2km away from Vadodara railway station and bus stop.The Sayaji Baug has famous tourist attractions like a zoo, a planetarium, two museums, and a flower clock. The toy train facility gives you the best option for you to explore the park with your family. Timing of the park is  05:00 am - 08:00 pm and entry fee is zero and this is the best place for couple photography in Vadodara city, so you must visit if you are interested in capturing the moment with your special one.

 

Sursagar Lake

Sursagar Lake

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Sursagar lake is the best waterside tourist destination in Vadodara, and it's located in the center of the city and also known as Chand Talao. It has a beautiful big lord Shiva statue in the middle of the lake installed by Municipal corporation Vadodara and surrounded by thrum of commerce.Why are people called Sursagar? Because it was built by Shri Sureshwar Desai. You can also visit famous temples situated near Sursagar that are Akkalkot Swami Maharaj Mandir and Hanuman Mandir. As per suggestion this is the best place in Vadodara to visit weekend hangouts.

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Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace

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Laxmi Vilas Palace is the beautiful tourist destination in Vadodara city, constructed in 1890 by the Gaekwad family, and its residence of MahaRaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III who ruled Baroda state. This palace is built in Indo-Saracenic architecture and is a mixture of  Hindu, Mughal and Gothic architecture. If you are a history lover then this place is the best destination for you because here you will find historical things like palace architecture design , and the living style of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III etc. Palace management provides the audio guide for tourist attractions and you will also find a big compound, cricket and golf ground etc. Entry fees are 250 per person and photography is not allowed inside the palace, and timing is Tuesday to Sunday Open between 9.30 am to 5.30 pm( Lunch time 1 pm to 1.30pm and Monday closed). As per our suggestion, you must visit this palace once in your life if you visit Vadodara city.

 

Sindhrot Check Dam

Sindhrot Check Dam

Mahi river


Sindhrot check dam is not a very famous tourist destination but it is known as an adventure tourist place in Vadodara city. This check dam is located in Sindhrot and on the bank of Mahi river. This place is 14km far from Vadodara main city and you need 2-3 hours in your hand to visit this tourist spot. You can reach here using 2 or 4 wheelers but as per our suggestion 2 wheeler is the best option because the parking area is too small. Summer and rainy seasons are the best time to visit here and its known as the best weekend tourist destination in Vadodara city.

 

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