Vadodara, also known as Baroda is a city that is two thousand years old holding a spot in the- ‘one of the oldest cities of India’. Located on the banks of the Vishwamitri River, the river stream was named after the revered saint ‘Vishwamitra’. The city was ruled by several dynasties like the Mughals, Pathans, Maratha, and Hindus and has thus seen several religious transformations over the years. The place is known for its quaint ancient palaces, old markets, gourmet restaurants and modern shopping malls. Besides these, travelers visit this place because of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner and Pavagadh that’s in close proximity to the city.
Check out the places to visit in Baroda that are awe-striking;
- Laxmi Vilas Palace-
It is a majestic building that is filled with opulence and luxury. Built in the year 1890 by Maharaja Sayajirao, it is the residence of the Vadodara’s royal family. The entire palace was built in Indo Saracenic Architectural Style and the interiors with beautiful chandeliers, Belgium stained glass windows, and artworks are just amazing.
- Sayaji Baug-
Built in the year 1879 by Maharaja Sayajirao, it is the largest garden in the Western part of India that sprawls across 45 hectares of land that houses two museums, two zoos, a flower clock and an operational toy train. There is also a planetarium that is situated near the main gate and the zoo has 167 types of nearly 1000 animals.
- Aurobindo Ashram-
Founded by the famed Indian Freedom Fighter and Yoga Guru, the Aurobindo Ashram is a center where the travelers can come and relax from the city’s hustle-bustle. Though the main ashram is in Pondicherry, the ashram that is in Vadodara holds a library, sales emporium and study room.
Hotels in Baroda
Searching for the best hotels with a great deal is the most difficult task as when a trip is planned for days, the first thing that comes to mind at the end of the day is a comfortable room with well-equipped facilities. Baroda has hotels that suit travelers with different budget options. Some of the best hotels that offer great facilities are
- Ginger Hotel Vadodara
- Lemon Tree Hotel Vadodara
- The Gateway Hotels Akota Gardens
- The Fern Residency
Restaurants in Baroda
The people of Gurajat love their food especially the ‘thalis’ and so the cuisine is given much importance. It is seen that all the delicacies are lip-smacking and are loved by both the people of the state and the tourists. Some of the restaurants to binge in are;
- The Barbeque Grill
- Sasumaa Gujarati Thali
- Salsa Habanero
- Azure and
So, what do you think about this place? Enthralling isn’t it? So, book our Outstation Taxis and head to this city for an experience that’s unforgettable and charming.