Baroda(Vadodara) Tourism
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Baroda(Vadodara) Tourism

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Baroda(Vadodara) Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 129 m
  • Pincode: 391110
  • District: Vadodara
  • Language: Gujarati,Hindi
  • STD code: 0265
  • Weather: Summer 18 to 40°C, Winter 10 to 30°C
Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is one of the popular cities in Gujarat along with Ahmedabad and Surat. The city is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri River, the water stream named after rishi Vishwamitra. Located at a distance of 120 km from Ahmedabad, the city is one of the important centres of western India.

The name Vadodara is a dedication to its former ruler, Sayajirao Gaekwad III (1875-1939 AD). It was called as Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then Viravati, which means ‘house of the brave’ and Vadpatra, as it featured plenty of banyan trees. The present name of Vadodara originated from Vadpatra.

According to historians, Vadodara's history is over 2,000 years old and the city has been ruled by Hindus, Pathans, Mughals and Marathas. The city houses different language speaking populace such as Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi and English.

Baroda saw the settlement of traders during 812 AD and was dominated by the Hindu kings until 1297. During the early years of the Christian era, the town was ruled by the Gupta Empire and was taken over by the Chalukya Dynasty. With the spread of Muslim rule in the country, the city was ruled by the Delhi Sultans who were later overthrown by Mughal emperors. Finally, the Marathas took over the region from the Mughals.

The best way to get around Vadodara is by an auto rickshaw. Apart from exploring tourist hotspots like the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Aurobindo Ashram and the Walled city among other attractions, tourists can also visit the MG University, which has made Vadodara one of the most sought-after educational hubs in the country.

Tourists visiting Vadodara can also visit the various shopping malls the city boasts of or indulge in some street shopping. They can shop for handicrafts, textiles and leather products from the various bazaars in the city, especially Nava Bazaar. As for eating out, apart from restaurants, street food available near MS University is worth a try. Hawkers serving egg dishes, vada pav and Indian-Chinese delicacies are quite renowned.

As the geographical location of the city is close to the Thar Desert, the city has tropical savannah climatic conditions. The summer temperature ranges from 45⁰ Celsius to 24⁰ Celsius. On the other hand, the winter temperature ranges between 31⁰ Celsius and 11⁰ Celsius. Keeping weather conditions in mind, the ideal time to visit Baroda is during March and April.

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S Sadhukhan
  • S Sadhukhan
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 8 Reviews

"A city with good climate" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
City is small but very well managed, void of cheaters and very enthusiastic. Climate is also very suitable for travel. Airport within 10km can't be thought of nowadays, well connected by rail/ air/ road.
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Dushyant Patel
  • Dushyant Patel
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 2 Reviews

"An amazing place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I loved this city and their people who are very friendly and traditional. I like beautiful cities of vadodara like kamatibug, nazarbug place, laxmivilas place and many more. I visited very well known university maharaja sayaji rao university that was fantasitc. Overall I enjoyed a lot. This city is beautiful and very well known as "kalanagari".
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Ankush Sunkale
  • Ankush Sunkale
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 22 Reviews

"Good Tourist and business destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The right time to visit is winter season. Weather is cool. There are a lot of choices for quality Gujarati Thali and Vegetarian food. Hotels are reasonable and not very costly. I was on a business visit so did not have time to do sightseeing . This is well connected by railways and road.
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Virendra Agrawal
  • Virendra Agrawal
  • Lives in Vadodara
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  • 16 Reviews

"Better place to visit in Gujrat"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2014
I think it is one of the best cities in Gujrat. Wide roads, less traffic, cleanliness, very nice people, nice malls, shopping centres, decent pricing of goods, normal city to live. People are very good and above all it is very safe, girls can move around in late evening time.
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Jalpan Upadhyay
  • Jalpan Upadhyay
  • 37 Reviews

"One of the best city in Gujarat"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2014
The city is so nice and I must say the green city with a number of gardens. You can come here for shopping and family trip to go around too. The city is safe and not that much of costly as far as food & Accomodation concern. You can find good hotels, shopping mall, picnic spot, gardens etc.
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Rashesh  bhagwati j
  • Rashesh bhagwati j
  • 29 Reviews

"Good city with high temperature!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 3, 2014
Vadodara (or Baroda as it's also known as) is a good city but characterised by high temperature. So, summers can be extremely sunny with the mercury easily reaching 40+. However, one can't blame the city for that as it's nature! Overall, the city is good (although, I stayed in this city for only 1 night and hence, didn't get much chance for sight-seeing!). Try the Chorafali (crispy, spicy deep fried lentil fingers or in any shape) served with chutney) outside Ginger hotel near a Catholic church (sorry, can't remember the Church name) and bhel.
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Saravanan Mk
  • Saravanan Mk
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 9 Reviews

"Summer will not be favourable"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2014
Vadodara has excellent climate except summer. Even though the city small, there is no efficient public transport. City is well connected by train with Mumbai and Delhi due to geographical advantage. It is very hard to stay during rainy season due to traffic jam by heavy rain, thanks to poor drainage system.
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Dhruval Patel
  • Dhruval Patel
  • 2 Reviews

"A grown up city"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2014
Vadodara is the best city in all the aspects. Like different types of famous thing and sightseeing are present in Vadodara. Like Raj Mahel, The world famous Maharaja Sayajirao University. All the famous festivals are celebrated happily and with the feeling of brotherhood. There are many over bridges constructed in last 2 year, so traffic problems are so less.
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Inturi Sivanaraya
  • Inturi Sivanaraya
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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 8 Reviews

"No accommodation problem near the railway station"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2014
We planned this journey with one of my friends family. We had booked hotel before reaching there. But it was not required as we can get many hotels near by the railway station. But from airport, near by hotels are not available and transportation was also difficult. Overall, we enjoyed a lot. The food was very delicious. Sayaji Bagh and MS University are must visit places.
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Saurabh Sharma
  • Saurabh Sharma
  • 1 Review

"Nice place, good people"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2014
This is such a lovely place. The place is really clean and proper. The people here are well behaved and they like to greet people with smile. The food that you get here is very good and tasty.
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