Top 10 Things to do in Vadodara, India

April 1, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Vadodara (Gujarati pronunciation: [ʋəˈɽod̪əɾa]; formerly known as Baroda) is the third-largest city in the Western Indian state of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, 139 kilometres (86 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar. The railway line and NH 8 that connect Delhi and Mumbai pass through Vadodara.
Restaurants in Vadodara

1. Laxmi Vilas Palace

J.N. Marg | J.N. Marg, Vadodara 390001, India +91 265 241 1022
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Lukshmi Villas Palace is the Official residence of the Maharaja Of Baroda.The royal family still resides in this magnificent palace builtin 1889.A part of the palace is open for visitors during the day 10 am to 5 pm. Mondays is the weekly off day. Weekends can get crowded , so best to come on any other day.The ticket cost Rs. 200 And it includes a complimentary audio tour guide in either english , hindi & Marathi.Photographs inside the palace are not permitted. The tour takes about an hour. Water & other cold beverages are available at a charge for visitors.

Reviewed By anupama68 - Mumbai, India

What a well organised tour of the palace. So very majestic and grand. The audio guide enables and exposes the visitor to the history of each and every artefact displayed. The palace is absolutely unique and historical in so many ways. The only downside of the visit to the palace was the WASHROOM. They were filthy and had a strong stench of urine. The stench in fact was so strong that one could get it right upto the cafeteria. Since the palace was so well maintained and the tour so well organised, this came as an absolute shock. Therefore be prepared to be bowled over by the magnificence of the palace and the disgust upon wanting to visit the washroom in the palace.

2. EME Temple

Vadodara 390002, India +91 72220 15635
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4.5 based on 395 reviews

EME Temple

Reviewed By rohanpillai1 - Vadodara, India

A great architectural temple. The temple is quite big and definitely attracts a lot of tourists. Had a great time during my last visit. Definitely worth visiting.

3. Vadodara Central Bus Station

Maharaja Sayajirao University, Pratapgunj, Vadodara 390020, India +91 265 279 4700
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

Vadodara Central Bus Station

Reviewed By Virendra R - Vadodara, India

Very convenient location.Newly constructed complex includes multiplex,food zone,shopping and outstation bus terminus.A Bit congested,but essentially meets all the requirements of a travellers in rush.
Entry and exits need to be managed well as they are always crowded by road side autos.Same true for passengers coming out of complex.

4. Inorbit Mall Vadodara

Gorwa Road | Opp. Alembic school, Vadodara 390023, India +91 265 235 2525
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

Inorbit Mall Vadodara

Reviewed By vinod v - Udaipur

Visited on 27th Dec 2017, impressed with ambience and clean environment. When it comes to food, shocked to see ordinary food with full of oil in vegetables and extremely sweet desserts served. Basundi and Gulab Jamun. Both were having 200% sugar.
Service of the staff is just ok. Overall disappointed and would not go again and not recommended as well looking at the price they are taking quality served.
This is in Inorbit mall where tourist may prefer to go for shopping.
This restaurant does not washroom even and small kid felt like vomit, it was done in dining area.

5. Sayaji Baug

Kala Goda Circle, Vadodara, India +91 94411 43740
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4.5 based on 517 reviews

Sayaji Baug

Reviewed By KrishanGopal - Vadodara, India

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.

6. Maharaja Fatesingh Museum

Laxmi Vilas Palace Estate | Next Motibaug Cricket Ground, Vadodara 390001, India +91 265 242 6372
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Maharaja Fatesingh Museum

Reviewed By SundarRam54 - Hyderabad, India

You want to see nice collection of paintings? Come to this museum which is hidden away in Laxmi Vilas palace compound. It has a large collection of Raja Ravi Verma paintings,collection of mughal miniatures and paintings from Europe.At Rs80 entrance fee it is fairly priced.

Sayajibaug, Vadodara, India +91-265-793589
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4 based on 171 reviews

Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery

Reviewed By PuneTravelbud - Pune

It is located inside Sayajibaug. It is having many sections where lot of collection from Sayajirao Gaikwad is displayed. It shows his taste and liking for art and culture. Must see for art, history lovers. You require good time to see it in total (2-3 hours). So keep good time in hand. Extra charges taken for camera here.

8. Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple

Vadodara 391770, India +91 261 252 0804
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple

Reviewed By Shubham G - Vadodara, India

I had a great experience visiting Poicha Swaminarayan Temple.
Although I missed the "Sawari" as I was late by 15 mins, but fortunately I attended the "Shyan Aaarti" which was done at 6.45 PM that day instead of 8.30 PM.
It's a place to relax, enjoy and more importantly to get blessed.
Recommended to visit in evening, you can enjoy the lighting as well.

9. Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Vadodara, India +91 265 279 5555
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Reviewed By Nikhil P - Vapi, Daman and Diu, India

One of the historical places located near the vadodra station, it’s a good place for history lovers as much of the outer structure is still in its original shape. Good for taking pics from outside as the security staff doesnt allow one to enter premises easily.

10. Baps Swaminarayan Mandir

Vadodara, India
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Baps Swaminarayan Mandir

Reviewed By NIL_MODI - Mehsana, India

Good Swaminarayn Temple operated by BAPS. Neat and clean. Peaceful atmosphere in temple. Food court is also there where you will have a hygienic food.

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