Baroda - Sayaji Nagari (Town of Sayajirao Gaekwad) OR Sanskari Nagari (Cultural City)

Baroda Travel Guide

Baroda, also known as Vadodara, is one of the main cities in the state of Gujrat.  It is also one of the historical cities known for its great achievement in History and before country became independent, it was the capital of princely Gaekwad State that gave rise to the great rulers like Maharaja Sayaji Rao III. The great person provided a dissimilar look to the city and today it is reputed as a pleasant city that offers some interesting museums and art galleries. It’s also known for its university and its faculty of fine arts, an institution which has been responsible for the emergence of the vadodara School of fashionable Indian painting and as a blossoming industrial Centre.

The city is also known for a number of historical monuments. Here is a list of some of the renowned places.

Sayaji Bagh Sayaji Bagh (Baroda Museum) : Populary know as kamati baug, the garden is the hearthrob of the city. It Was built by sayajirao iii in 1879 a.d. a purpose built museum in sayaji Baug between 1887 and 1894, it was shortly joined by its sister " the Picture gallery " ( 1908 - 1914 ) the collection of indian miniatures, Sculpture, textiles, objects from japan, tibet and nepal, indian and Foreign coins, wide array of items of study of science and natural history Earns for this museum a place of its own.

Maharaja Maharaja Fateh Singh Rao Museum : Located in the palace grounds, the museum offers royal art collection. It includes European works by Raphel, Titian and Murillo and examples of Greco-Roman, Chinese and Japanese art and collections of Raja Ravi Verma. A visit to the museum is sure to give you a deep insight into the various art forms that stand apart.

Laxmi Villas Palace Laxmi Villas Palace : Supposed as one of the most exclusive buildings built in the 19th century, the ornately designed Laxmi Villas Palace presents a fine illustration of the excellence of Indo-Saracenic architectural styles. It has carved cedar ceilings, a silver throne and Italian mosaic. Outside are three pleasant courtyards filled with palms, European statuary, Italian marble and stained glass.

Kirti Mandir Kirti Mandir : Built by maharaja sayajirao - iii in 1936 a.d. to perpetuate the glorious Memory of his beloved ancestors, it is an ' e' shaped builing with domes, Terraces, balconies and a central shikhara built in hindu style.

Tamberkar Haveli Tamberkar Haveli : The haveli is famous for its fresco paintings that display scenes from the great epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

In addition to this, there are also a number of other major attractions in the city keep travelers enticed for a long time. The city boasts of some very important historical as well as Cultural Heritage Tour sites. These sites are spotted all over the town and therefore they can only be covered via private cabs. Baroda city in Gujarat closely reflects the heritage of Maharajah Sayaji Rao III who was a dynamic ruler and a great city planner. Successive rulers added palaces, lakes and parks, making the city one of the most charming urban centers in the region. Baroda is a major tourist zone with stress to catholicity modern outlook and its cosmopolitan culture. Contemporary Baroda is important as a growing industrial city and a prominent centre for academics. The College of Fine Arts is recognized as one of the best in the country.

There are number of Baroda tourist attractions. You can take a trip to the famous monuments of Baroda or visit the stunning gardens in Baroda. Monuments in Baroda feature great architecture and speak of the glorious past. These monuments erected in memory of some great heroes have made great influences upon human life. A visit to the monuments in Baroda will transport you to the past. book now