Welcome To Vadodara The Fastest Developed City Of Gujarat
Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is the third largest city of Gujarat. Quieter than the capital Ahmedabad, Baroda resides on the banks of River Vishwamitri. After taking over The British in Gujarat the Marathas took the city under them. The Gaekwad clan of the Marathas made Vadodara as their capital and Maharaj Sayajirao III laid the foundations of the modern Vadodara. It is also known to be one of the fastest growing cities of Gujarat and is also an institutional hub. Vadodara is said to be the cultural capital of Gujarat.
Vadodara Top Best Places Are :-
Laxmi Vilas Palace :- The royal home of the Gaekwads, Laxmi Vilas Palace is the largest private abode built till now. The size of the palace is about four times of the Buckingham Palace and has all the modern amenities. This architectural marvel dwells on both the Eastern and Western type of architecture. With the exteriors show casing the Indian touch the plush interiors match the European luxuries. One can admire the art and the architecture of the palace. With a lush golf course and with the ornate durbar halls, the palace speaks the splendid history.
Sayaji baug :- Sayaji baug built on the River Vishwamitri has 45 hectare garden and has an aquarium along with two museums. The garden is the largest in west India and houses close to 100 species of flowering plants. The beautiful garden has three entrance gates. The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery are built in the garden along with the Sayaji Zoo and Sardar Patel Planetarium. The major attraction of the garden is the floral clock.
Champaner and Pavgadh :- The world heritage sites of Champaner and Pavgadh are a major reason of tourists flocking to Vadodara. The place was civilized centuries back, a little miniature town of the bygone era, was then lost in the jungles and were only discovered few centuries back in a demolished and ruined condition. A palace, some mosques, the narrow streets which were once live now is an archaeological marvel. There are also Jain and Hindu temples that are well preserved and are amazingly constructed.
The Ajwa Nimeta Dam :- The Ajwa Nimeta Dam gets its name from Ajwa- the Lake and Nimeta- the Power Plant operating on the dam. The dam is built on the Vishwamitri River and fulfils the water requirements of the city people. The dam was constructed in the 20th century is about 5 km long. The Gardens of Ajwa Nimeta are a local attraction because of the colourful dancing fountains that are all along on the central line of the garden. The place also has a fun park and is hit amongst the locals.
Baroda Museum :- Resembling London’s famous Victoria & Albert and Science Museums the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery were built. The place houses some beautiful paintings of European painters and also has miniatures from the Mughal reign. Some paintings are a replica of the originals but are a masterpiece. The major attraction of the museum is an Egyptian mummy and a skeleton of a blue whale. Both the architecture and the possessions of the place are marvellous.
There are many places also to visit like Kirti Stambh , Nazarbaug Palace , EME Temple , Kadia Dunger Caves , Chhota Udaipur .
Hope You Like The Vadodara City if Gujarat.