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Sayaji Gardens

Baroda (Vadodara)

14.5/5(31 Ratings)

Sayaji Gardens Overview

Ranked 1 of 37 sightseeing in Baroda (Vadodara)

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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Nice place for family especially kids

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What travellers are saying about Sayaji Gardens

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

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
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Phone:
+91-265-793-589
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Famous for:
Gardens
Entry:
paid
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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Ashish Sehgal

Ashish Sehgal5.0/5

120 reviews

Great place for Jogging

I went there in the morning for my Jogging and will appreciate the way the garden has been maintained. It's very neat and clean with music as well. There is ample of space for persons to do jogging. I really liked this place as it gave me lots of energy right in the morning.

Sadanand gundelli

Sadanand gundelli5.0/5

10 reviews

Serene nature walk

Loved to be in Sayaji gardens after a long time to have my morning walk. It's a favorite place of nature lovers and morning walkers and joggers. You have the luxury of forest feeling with so many wild animals in your vicinity and proximity to the city for easy access. Ideally located on the bank of canal and palace it is a must visit to experience inner peace amidst cool breeze, tall trees. Rope bridge is one more attraction not to miss inside the park.

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Krishan gopal Malu

Krishan gopal Malu4.3/5

49 reviews

Sayaji baug

It was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad of Baroda and is also known as "Kamati Baug". It is the largest public garden in Vadodara sprawling over 100 acres. This garden is home to the Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, the Sardar Patel Planetarium, and the Sayaji Baug Zoo. There are three entrance gates for this baug. I must say a very clean and well maintained big garden ideal for morning walks and jogging.

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Devansh

Devansh4.3/5

3 reviews

Heavenly Place

Wounderful garden at the heart of vadodara is very attractive because of its beauty. A very well maintained grass, roses amusement rides for children and adults also. Worth seeing.

Ravindra desai

Ravindra desai5.0/5

6 reviews

Worth visiting

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.

Kamles patel

Kamles patel4.3/5

10 reviews

Well maintained garden

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..

Hemant Sant

Hemant Sant4.3/5

46 reviews

Baroda Royals Gift a Hyde Park to citizens 1878

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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  • Baroda Royals Gift a Hyde Park to citizens 1878
  • Baroda Royals Gift a Hyde Park to citizens 1878
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Rishabh Patel

Rishabh Patel4.3/5

1 review

Awesome and nice place

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..!!

Jayanta sengupta

Jayanta sengupta4.3/5

17 reviews

A good place to spend a Sunday with your kids

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

Sita Rajan4.6/5

1 review

Place where Bharmachari Song (chakke pe Chakka) was shot

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 animalsThe 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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Sayaji Gardens, Baroda (Vadodara)

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Sayaji Gardens
Sayaji Gardens, Baroda (Vadodara)

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Hemant Sant

Vadodara Municipal Corporation
Sayaji Gardens, Baroda (Vadodara)

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Hemant Sant

Sayaji Gardens