Baroda(Vadodara) Tourism

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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Baroda(Vadodara) Traveller Reviews

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Inturi Sivanaraya
  • Inturi Sivanaraya
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 8 Reviews

"No accommodation problem near the railway station"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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 2 months ago
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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Hitesh Shah
  • Hitesh Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews

"Baroda is a cool city"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Baroda is a cool city, not much hustle bustle though. Traffic is regular and traffic sense is good... there are many good places to visit like kamati baug, sayajirao fort, MS university and so on. Must visit destination during pre-monsoon season as the climate is cool here.
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Siddharth Buty
  • Siddharth Buty
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 9 Reviews

"Big city. Huge market..."

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2013
Baroda is good and clean city with huge market and good food. We used GPS and it helped a lot to get the perfect direction. The food is very much Gujarati style and very tasty. The laxmi vilas palace of Gaikwad is magnificent and must not miss. The market is good and reasonable.
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Siddhartha Vvarma
  • Siddhartha Vvarma
  • Highlander
  • 5 photos
  • 12 Reviews

"Beautiful Sanskari Nagari"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 1, 2013
A wonderful city with wonderful Gateways. There are many temples which are as old as hundred years. Try visiting Raneshwar Mahadev at Vasna Road, EME Temple which is made from a Fighter Jet's body. Do visit United Way's Garba during Navratri which is not to be missed if your in Vadodara.
Love Watching Freelancer Crocodiles: Visit Bhimnath bridge on river Vishwamitri during winters. you will find quite a hefty amount of crocs on banks of river Vishwamitri.
Food: Vadodara is famous for Sev Usal, Jagdish ni Bhakarvadi and Lilo Chevdo.
Connectivity: Vadodara is one of the most busiest railway station in India. So its not difficult to get rail connectivity.
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Vivek Sharma
  • Vivek Sharma
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 171 photos
  • 55 Reviews

"Great place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 1, 2013
Vadodara is a great place to visit. I been there for a month long duration due to official work. I visited almost all the must visit places nearby. And I retain the logo of must visit places on those locations. It starts with EME temple. Our guest house of company was near to this temple. So whenever we feel boredom we went to this place only. Other place I visited are :

Lakshmi Vilas Palace
Chandan Talav / Sursagar Lake
Sayaji Sarovar
Sayaji Baug
EME Temple
Kirti Mandir.
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Satish changrani
  • Satish changrani
  • 2 Reviews

"excellent city"

  • Posted Jul 5, 2013
Vadodara is city of culture. lots of places to roam in and around varodara. lots of new malls have also come up in vadodara. lots of places to eat.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is excellent

Activities & things to do: eat and roam

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: train is the best mode next best mode is air
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Shailesh Doshi
  • Shailesh Doshi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted May 29, 2013
Baroda is a fast developing city in Gujarat and has attracted many multinational investments. Over and above that, it is a nice multicultural city with cosmopolitan atmosphere, and culturally oriented city.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Many speciality restaurants and ethnic food places for Gujarati Thali, Kathiawadi food etc

Activities & things to do: One can visit historical places like museum and palaces, and university which has many historical buildings in the middle of lot of greenery

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: On mainline from Mumbai to Delhi and well connected by flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai etc - either direct or connecting.
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Manuhari singh
  • Manuhari singh
  • 2 Reviews

"Real enjoyment."

  • Posted May 14, 2013
It was nice experience. Food was very good. We enjoyed a lot there. I would like to visit again.Worth the money

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight-seeing and shopping was very good.

Activities & things to do: Nice Activities & things

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By Car
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Mahendra Jadhav
  • Mahendra Jadhav
  • Cityslicker
  • 30 Reviews

"Star pleasures at budget price,"

  • Posted Apr 18, 2013
Baroda is historical place, the seat of erstwhile king Gaekwad. the king contributed to the city by giving it school, college and univerisity. the palace and musium must be visited to understand the history of the city

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Gujarati food, shopping malls

Activities & things to do: shopping, Dandiya during dusshera

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: well connected by train, plane and road
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