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Vadodara Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Vadodara

  • Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara
Vadodara At a Glance
  • Average Climate:15°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0265

Vadodara Travel Guide

A Tours to Vadodara means breaking free from the monotony of the usual commercial ambiance of Gujarat. It is located on the shores of the sparkling and effervescent Vishwamitri River. In this erstwhile kingdom of Gaekwad, several exquisitely laid-out gardens will welcome you to the legacy of Maharajah Sayaji Rao III, a brilliant ruler, and a fantastic city planner. Famously referred to as the cultural hub of India, Vadodara has beautiful art galleries and museums that form an integral part of the city's tourist attractions.

Today Vadodara, which translates to mean 'City of Banyan Trees,' is commonly addressed as Baroda. To embark upon the Vadodara tour, you need to cover a distance of 100 km south of Ahmedabad and 392 km north of Mumbai. Many travelers love to take Tours to Vadodara because of its strategic location.

Places to visit in Vadodara

Vadodara, well-known for its regal kingdoms, illustrious customs, and glorious past, is a great weekend escape and a famous city with architectural magnificence. Take part in one of the well-known sightseeing excursions. At the same time, Vadodara comes to life during the Navratri celebrations, and be sure to stop by these must-see locations if you want to experience the soul of Gujarat truly.

  • Makarpura Palace
  • Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  • Sayaji Gardens
  • EME Temple
  • Vadodara Museum And Picture Gallery
  • Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary

Things to do in Vadodara

With its vibrant heritage and stunning architecture, Vadodara is a city in Gujarat that boasts an inspiring culture and rich history. While the city already has plenty of exciting places to explore, make your vacation even more fascinating by trying out these fantastic things to do in Vadodara.

  • Visit Kirti Mandir, this prosperous temple
  • Discover the charm of Nazar Baug Palace
  • Take a stroll around Sursagar Lake
  • Townhouse Tambekar Wada, a historic mansion
  • Explore a grand heritage at Laxmi Vilas Palace

Best time to visit Vadodara

The best time to visit Vadodara is from October through March. The widely celebrated Navratri Festival takes place in the city during this time. Vadodara experiences the hottest summers, with temperatures up to 42°C and heavy rainfall; hence, there are better times for sightseeing than April to September. However, if you do not mind a little rain, you could visit Vadodara during the early monsoons. Also, it is recommended to book your accommodations in advance.

How to reach Vadodara

Vadodara is easily accessible by road, rail, air, and water. It has its aerodrome operating domestic flights only. Use Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, 100 km away, for international flights. Buses are available from the STC bus station near Vadodara Junction. The Vadodara Junction Railway Station is one of India's busiest and most significant railway stations. Vadodara can also be accessed by boat from Savli on the river Mahi. Read more

Accommodations in Vadodara

Gujarat's cultural capital, Vadodara, is also a significant industrial and academic hub in Western India. Even the best hotels in Vadodara are affordable, making this cosmopolitan city an excellent option for a trip that will not break the bank. You would be overwhelmed by the selection of star hotels in Vadodara, which provide superb cuisine and service. Some of the most lavish hotels in Vadodara include WelcomHotel Vadodara - ITC Hotels, The Gateway Hotel Vadodara, and others.

Where to eat in Vadodara?

Tourists in Vadodara do not have a limited selection of restaurants that serve traditional Gujarati thalis and other cuisines. However, there are more vegetarian eateries in this city than nonvegetarian ones. Gujarati food, on the other hand, is very diverse. Gujarati cuisine has been dubbed "the haute cuisine of vegetarianism" by renowned Indian British cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey due to the wide variety of vegetarian foods available. Restaurants like Mandap, Peshawri, Rajputana, Pizza Meo, etc., are among the top ones in Vadodara. 

How to get around in Vadodara? 

Intracity transportation is easy and affordable. Buses and auto rickshaws are widely available and cheap. VITCOS City Buses cover all parts of the city, and the VITCOS Bus Stand is opposite the Railway Station. These buses charge INR 1 per 1.2 km.

Travel tips

  • Do not wear revealing clothes while visiting a religious place.
  • Respect the local culture.
  • Learn some local phrases to interact with the locals better.
  • If visiting during the summer, keep yourself hydrated and wear sunscreen lotion.
  • Your experience will vary depending on your chosen accommodations, so book wisely


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