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Vadodara Travel Guide


Vadodara Travel Guide

One of the most important cities of the Indian state of Gujarat is that of Vadodara. This was also known as Baroda earlier on and is also one of the important commercial and business centers of the state. This is also the base of operations for important and well known companies like General Motors, Chevrolet, Larsen and Toubro, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Reliance Industries, DuPont, ONGC and IPCL among several others.

There is however much more to the city of Vadodara than its commercial association. This is also a city of palaces and monuments, buildings and museums. It is a city of travel and festivals along with its unique spread of cuisine. There is a high standard of hospitality services coupled with transport facilities that will enable you to have a great time while you spend a holiday here.

Take a look at the Vadodara Museum. It was built in the year 1894 and is a place of some of the most unique collected items from across the world. There are world famous paintings that are kept here as well as Egyptian mummies that are preserved. Another attraction of the place is a skeleton of a blue whale. There is another museum in the city that is known by the name of Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. This too forms an interesting background for the city and the history of its past.

Vadodara is also the place of the Vrindavan Garden at Ajwa. This is the most relieving and refreshing picnic spot amidst flowers and the Ajwa Sarovar.

Among the well known palaces of the city there are Laxmi Vilas Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Makarpura Palace and the Nazarbaug Palace. These are all marked by their special characteristics of architecture and collected items on display within their premises. They are regularly opened for public view and can be an enticing experience for you and your family.

There are plenty of other monuments and buildings too in Vadodara that are open for public visits and make for interesting knowledge and the historical background of the city. among these the popular ones are Kirti Mandir, Sri Aurobindo Niwas, EME temple and Kala Bhawan among several others.

There are some of the best of hotel accommodations available at Vadodara. These range from luxury accommodations to even budget hotels with standard facilities and amenities. You will also be served with the delightful varieties of cuisine that is available here.

And if you have the time and energy then there are ample opportunities to take small excursions from Vadodara to neighboring regions of interest.  There are Nature Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries at Shoolpaneshwar and Sindhrot. There are interesting places to see in Champaner as well and you could plan a daylong trip from the city with convenience. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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