India - Baroda or Vadodara City Information

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Baroda or Vadodara City Information

Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums. It is also known as Baroda and is the industrial and cultural capital of Gujarat.

Vadodara, originally 'Vadapadraka' means a village amidst the banyan trees. Baroda is called as the garden city of Gujarat.

Places of Interest:

Nazarbaug Palace - Built in old classical style, the palace was used on ceremonial occasions by the Gaekwads.

Lakshmi Vilas Palace - It is an extravagant building in Indo- Saracenic style and was built by Maharaja Sayajirao in 1890. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta.

Vadodara Museum - The museum boastd of an excellent art collection of works by Indian artists and European Masters.

Kirti Mandir - Meaning 'Hall of Fame', it is a memorial for the Gaekwad rulers designed in the Hindu style.

Makarpura Palace - It is a beautiful palace designed in the Italianate style and is now used as a training school of the Indian Air Force.

Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University - The erstwhile ruler of Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad built Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University. It is one of the bigger universities in Western India and the only one in Vadodara.

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary - The Sanctuary has abundant plant and animal life.

 

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