Sayaji Gardens, Baroda(Vadodara)

Sayaji Gardens

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Sayaji Gardens
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About Sayaji Gardens

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM

Sayaji Gardens, popularly known as Kamati Baug, is the largest garden in Western India, spreading over 45 hectares of land. The garden is named after Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, who built it in 1879 on the river Vishwamitri. Besides the rich flora of more than 98 species of trees, this park encompasses two museums, a zoo, a planetarium and a flower clock. A toy train for children is also operational within the park.

Built in 1894, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery within Sayaji Baug preserves a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography and ethnology. Major attractions of this museum include Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale. The picture gallery, which was opened in 1921, exhibits art works of British painters.
The Sardar Patel Planetarium, situated near the main gate of Sayaji Baug, offers daily public shows as well as special shows to educational institutions. In 1879, a zoo was opened inside the park, on both the banks of the Vishwamitri River. The Sayaji Baug Zoo features 167 types of 1103 animals, most popular of which is the Asiatic lions. An aquarium containing 45 species of fish was added to the Sayaji Baug Zoo in 1962.

The Floral Clock standing erect inside the park is the first of its kind in the state. The machinery of the clock is underground, and its hour, minute and seconds hands move on a 20 ft diameter dial. Another attraction of this park is the toy train that serves as a ride for children below 12 years of age. Running on a small track width of 10 inches along a distance of 3.5 km, this toy train allows the children to explore the entire park.

Located opposite the main entrance of the railway station, the Sayaji Baug is easily accessible from the city via local conveyances such as buses and auto rickshaws.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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5 traveller reviews for Sayaji Gardens

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Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 80 Reviews

"Huge with lots of greenery"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is a huge park with lots of greenery. Very pleasant and well located, and reasonably well maintained. Very good place equally for quiet relaxation or active walking. Perhaps the best neighbourhood in Vadodara.
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  • 10 votes

Gudavalli Srikanth
  • Gudavalli Srikanth
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 11 Reviews

"Good park for whole family"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It has a very good park with lots of fun activities. It is having a museum, zoo, toy train, car race etc. It needs a full day to visit all these and you can see lot of love couples in and around gardens. White peacocks are the real attractions here.
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  • 11 votes

Mayur Bumb
  • Mayur Bumb
  • 8 Reviews

"Nice Garden to visit"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
This is one of the tourist destination & place you cannot miss to visit while you are in Baroda. Since it is in the city, you can get the food anywhere nearby & can have your dinner in one of the restaurants nearby.
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  • 10 votes

Vikrant Bhatt
  • Vikrant Bhatt
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 16 Reviews

"Fun to spend time here"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2014
It has Zoo, it has toy train, planetarium and lots of other activities to do. Just go and visit every part of the park as there is lot to do see around. Botanical garden, birds park and crocodile watch is also a nice activity to do.
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  • 9 votes

Chirag Panchal
  • Chirag Panchal
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews

"Place for kids to enjoy"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jul 19, 2014
I had visited Sayaji Gardens. You can do many activity like train ride, visit Fish section, Zoo section and children play area.
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  • 14 votes

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