(4 out of 5 based on 5 Ratings)
Pin-Code - 390001
STD Code - 0265
State - Gujarat
Famous for - Palaces, Parks, Temples and Museums
Best time to visit - Between the months of October and March
Places to visit - Laxmi Vilas Palace and Baps Swaminarayan Mandir
Weather - Summer temperature ranges between 25 to 40°C, Winter temperate ranges between 9 to 29°C
Altitude - 129 m (423 ft)
Official Language - Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English
Languages spoken - Gujarati, Hindi
Vadodara at Glance:
After Surat and Ahmedabad, it is the city of Vadodara which was earlier called as Baroda, which occupies the place of importance from touring point of view. A Vadodara tourism holds in store wide range of tourists places to the joy of tourists namely, number of historic place, museums, gardens and parks, royal palaces and so on.
Sightseeing in Vadodara:
One of the popular figures in history of India who had the active contribution in the war of independence, Aurobindo Ghose was born in city of Vadodara. The place he resided in is now christened as Aurobindo society. Visiting this place will enable the tourist to learn about number of things associated with the life of great philosopher by paying a visit to close by small museum. There are number of tourist places in Vadodara which incorporate in its list numerous historic royal palaces such as makarpura palace, Laxmi vilas palace, Pratap vilas palace and so on. Also, there are number of other tourist places to visit in Vadodara viz. Syaji sarovar and sayaji baug, nazarbaug palace, mandavi gate, mahatma Gandhi nagar gruh, lehripura gate, campaner and several others. There are numerous gardens and parks beautifully built that have been the abode to number of attractions for the tourists such as zoo and planetarium and the like. Laxmi vilas palace has been the place of residence of the kings of Vadodara in past. Tourists also can get to catch the sight of the traditional Guajarati havelis close to an area called as khanderao market. Paying visits to the museums and numerous art galleries and making the exploration of the glorious past of this city are some of the prominent activities to do in Vadodara. Lehripura Mandir bazaar, Teen darwaza, mandvi, raopura are some of the best places to shop in Vadodara. The articles to be bought while shopping in Vadodara are textiles and wide spectrums of handicraft furnishings. Also, wide varieties of modern kind of fashion garments can be bought. Wide varieties of hotels in vadodaracan be easily found in all ranges to suit all sorts of demands of the tourists.
When planning a trip to Vadodara, then make it sure that you do not go on this tour in duration of summer(April to September) as the days are unbearably hot with the temperature mounting to the level of 40 degree C. So, best time for Vadodara tourism would be during the frosty days of winter(October to march), as during the time the besides the climatic conditions being pleasant, there is an atmosphere of festivity thanks to number of Dandiya raas performed by the youngsters during Navaratri.