Vadodara or Baroda a famous place in Gujarat and well-known as the cultural capital of Gujarat. This beautiful town was nestled along the riverside of Vishwamitri river amid of greenery and tranquility. Vadodara is home to many tourist attractions in all categories like pilgrimage sites, historic monuments and palaces, IT parks, and a lot.
It looks like a small town but sounds hugely with many attractions and things to do a lot. And the journey to Vadodara through Deccan Odyssey train means its another great thing.
By the way, itinerary packages of Deccan Odyssey that will take you to Vadodara are:
- Indian Sojourn.
- Hidden Treasures of Gujarat
- Indian Odyssey
Places to see in Vadodara:
Laxmi Vilas Palace:
Laxmi Vilas Palace is an imperial structured palace in nearly 700 acres of land. This palace is the perfect blend of Hindu, Mughal, and Gothic architectural styles. Whenever you visit Vadodara, Laxmi Vilas is the must place to be visited and enjoy the charm of the palace through its attractions like Moti Baug Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Makarpura Palace, and a famous museum. In one word, Laxmi Vilas is a massive structural monument in Vadodara.
Fateh Singh Museum:
Fateh Singh Museum is a part of Royal Residence Laxmi Vilas Palace. Here, you can catch up with the collection of visual arts like Raja Ravi Varma, Titian, Raphel, Murillo, and the exclusive marble collection from different countries. Mainly, this museum is prominent for the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma depicting the royal family of Gaekwad. Fateh Singh Museum is enough to understand the grandeur and royalty of Gaekwad’s.
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park:
A well-known archaeological park in Vadodara and also recognized as cultural UNESCO Heritage Site. This famous archaeological park was built in the 16th century and it houses many Hindu and Jain temples, mosques, and ancient monuments which are the best examples of Hindu-Muslim architecture. Here you can witness the some oldest temples date backs of the 10th century. And also this beautiful archaeological park is a divine place for Hindus.
EME temple is a famous pilgrimage center in Vadodara which was dedicated to Lord Dakshinamurty. It is an architectural marvel of Vadodara with splendid architectural styles. In this temple, you will be admired with the wonderful different idols of dating back of long years back. The specialty of this temple is the top of the dome means ‘Kalash’ symbolizes Hinduism, the dome symbolizes Islam, and the tower will represent Christianity. A must visit place in Vadodara.
It is the oldest mosque is Vadodara located near to Mandvi Gate. A great thing about the mosque is it holds the biggest Quran in Asia which was written in Special Kajal ink and Golden water. Unfortunately, the Quran was damaged in the rains of 2005 but it was restored. However, Jumma Masjid is a must visit place to know the historic things.
Vrindavan Gardens is the best refreshment area in Vadodara with a pleasant and tranquil environment. Vrindavan Garden is located near the Ajwa Sarovar and it was designed in a way that resembles the Vrindavan Garden at Mysore. Here are the attractions are colorful fountains with lights, greenery around, and a musical fountain etc. Every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday illuminated fountains will be operated. Vrindavan is the right place to take rest in your journey.
Embark your journey to Vadodara and check out the fares of Deccan Odyssey train. It’s up to you in selecting the places above to be rounded in Vadodara. However, with the companion of these places, you will never feel bored in Vadodara.