Baroda (Vadodara)

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Raj lad

Raj lad5.0/5

1 review

Neelkanth sham very beautiful place to visit

Neelkanth sham near vadodra it's very nice holy place to visit one can get mental peace over there. It is lord Swaminarayan Mandir and very beautiful place to visit
  • Neelkanth sham very beautiful place to visit
  • Neelkanth sham very beautiful place to visit
  • Neelkanth sham very beautiful place to visit
  • Neelkanth sham very beautiful place to visit

Ashish Sehgal

Ashish Sehgal4.3/5

37 reviews

Peaceful City

I really like visiting this city as it's very peaceful and has got lot of open places and great restaurants to have food. I find this city to be well paced for leading a peaceful life I visited Sayaji Garden and found the place to be extremely well maintained with lot of greenery and lots of persons were doing the Wollongong. For kids there was a Fun train which was going around the garden and they were having fun. Eateries were also there in the garden which makes it easy for the persons who visit to have the food while they are visiting the garden Also food at Sayaji Hotel, kalaghoda was also very nice. It was very tasty and was worth the value which I paid for that great food. I will recommend to stay in this hotel.

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Baroda (Vadodara) Video Reviews

Sayaji Gardens  Video Review

Sayaji Gardens

Nice temple  Video Review

Nice temple

Baps Swaminarayan temple very nice  Video Review

Baps Swaminarayan temple very nice

Entrance of Laxmi Vilas palace  Video Review

Entrance of Laxmi Vilas palace

Manvi gate Vadodara  Video Review

Manvi gate Vadodara

Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir  Video Review

Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Nice location and view  Video Review

Nice location and view

Nice temple  Video Review

Nice temple

Nice temple at a nice location  Video Review

Nice temple at a nice location

Laxmi vikas palace entry  Video Review

Laxmi vikas palace entry

Baroda (Vadodara) Overview

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 45 to 24 degree Celsius. On the other hand, the winter temperature ranges between 31 to 11 degree Celsius. Keeping weather conditions in mind, the ideal time to visit Baroda is during March and April.

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