Sayaji Gardens, Baroda (Vadodara)
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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:  1-2hrs
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Ankush Sunkale

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  • 62 Reviews
  •  240 helpful votes
  •  64539 readers
  • Posted Oct 7, 2016
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Ravindra desai

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  • 5 Reviews
  •  32 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is a very good place to visit where you can eat, enjoy and relax. The train is very nicely maintained and takes you right across the garden. The museum, plants, animal cages will not only make you happy and you get feeling of having quality time. This total are is well maintained and Very clean.
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Kamles patel

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  • 10 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Well maintained garden"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017
This is neatly maintained garden has lots of visitors.. People visit here for morning and evening walk.. There is a joy train ride here.. Speakers in the walkway where old hindi songs are played.. Play areas for children.. You could easily spend an hour or two strolling along the park..
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Hemant Sant

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  • Hemant Sant
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  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 84 photos
  • 45 Reviews
  •  82 helpful votes
  •  69620 readers

"Baroda Royals Gift a Hyde Park to citizens 1878"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 26, 2016
Unmissable Garden with Zoo and great Museum in the city centre. Pictures speak and invite you. Now even to a great mini train ride. Jogging track, Temple within, bandstand rainbow fountains, Planetarium, Aviary, Aquarium, Silent walks, Horse Cart buggies outside, Amul and other eatable stalls all invite you when in Banyan city of Vadodara. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad ji built it for his citizens in 1878. Most of it is as he built it. Health Museum and Art Gallery above it is seen as white building at Apex of great garden.
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Rishabh Patel

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  • Rishabh Patel
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 1 Review
  •  774 readers

"Awesome and nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 17, 2016
Very awesome and nice place...!! Nice place for getting relaxed. Lot many things for enjoying for both adults and children. Zoo is also nice. Different birds and all that..!!
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Jayanta sengupta

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  •  2 helpful votes
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"A good place to spend a Sunday with your kids"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2016
The Gardens are a great place to bring small children and/or grand children. If you're single and have a significant other, you must come here since there are lots of little nooks and crannies where you could get away from the prying eyes of the public.

The toy train, the zoo, the playgrounds, etc will keep the kids busy and entertained.

The Baroda Art Museum is housed inside the Gardens, and is well worth a visit. Please budget about a couple of hours for the Museum alone.
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Sita Rajan

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  • Sita Rajan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1093 readers

"Place where Bharmachari Song (chakke pe Chakka) was shot"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
A zoo, Garden, Museum, and a planetarium, all rolled in one, right in the heart of the city.

The Garden is great, lots of trees and well maintained. As indicated in the title, one para of the song chakke pe chakka was shot in the toy train.

The zoo is small, compact and good. One nice thing they have done (typical Gujarati enterprise) is that one can adopt an animal/bird and pay for it. The bird section is impressive.

Caretakers are taking good care of birds and animals

The museum will need more time. Nice collection, the usp being the skeleton remains of a whale washed ashore.

Planetarium has shows in the evening, it can cap a nice day outing. Entry is free in gardens, nominal charges in rest.

Winter is the best time, avoid it in peak summers. Need a full day ideally to cover all these.

Snacks are available inside, and lots of street food just outside. Good restaurants are also not far.
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Nisarg Shah

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  • Nisarg Shah
  • Lives in Vadodara
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  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1142 readers

"Garden with full of attractive rides"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2015
Sayaji Garden is one of the biggest garden of India. It was built during Gayakwad's time around 150 years ago. It has recently received beautification process which made it splendid.

It has new attractions that includes- toy train, fun park, Museum, gyms, running tract, cycling tract, go carting, amphitheatre, fountains, tamples, child play zones& much more.

Besides this it has a zoo that is amazing. If you are planning to visit Vadodara you cannot skip this place.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Lives in Baroda
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  • 503 Reviews
  •  251 helpful votes
  •  312454 readers

"Main attraction for kids and other people"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 9, 2015
This garden is main attraction for kids and other person. It is a very large garden. There the Toy Train is main attraction of kids. It is very good to look overall garden by this train. There are birds, animals and other water animals available here. There are very big garden and old songs are also played, so more and more people come to walk and have a relax feel. There are Lion, Tiger, Leopard and other jungle animal found there. There outside food is available. It is very good and enjoyable garden.
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Dimpy Patel

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  • 3 Reviews
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"Fun, Enjoyment, Train ride"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2015
I was amazed to see the crowd at the garden. We had lot of fun there. We enjoyed the ride of train. Visited the zoo and planetarium in the garden.
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Sayli Satam

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"Beautiful place with lot of surprises inside"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 17, 2015
Me and a friend of mine visited during day time, you'll require almost 3-4 hrs to visit completely as it also includes a museum, planetarium and a big wild zoo inside. Very well maintained and a fun place specially for children, good place to relax too.
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