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Aurbindo Society in Vadodara

Maharshi Aurobindo Ghosh who one of the eminent freedom fighters and also a renouned philosopher resided in Vadodara from 1894 to 1906 as a private secretary to Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. He also worked as vice principal and professor of English in Baroda college. His residence popularly known as Aurobindo Society is situated in Dandia Bazar area is the only national memorial. Yoga and meditation are taught here regularly. Surrounded by a nicely maincured garden this magnificent building provides an opportunity to pass a few minutes in solace. Various useful articles prepared at Pondichery are sold in an emporium on the ground floor. A nicely displayed small museum on the life of Shri Aurobindo’s contribution can also be visited here.

Baroda Museum & Gallery in Vadodara

Considered as one of the most famous museums of the country it was built in 1894. The picture gallery which offers an excellent collection of originals by famous British painters Turner and constable and many others attract tourists from every part of the country. The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale are major attractions for those who visit the museum.Other treasure includes the famous Akota bronzes dating the 5th Century A.D., A collection of Mughal miniatures, a full fledged gallory of Tibetan Art and oils by several European masters.

Darbar Hall in Vadodara

Considered as one of the most famous museums of the country it was built in 1894. The picture gallery which offers an excellent collection of originals by famous British painters Turner and constable and many others attract tourists from every part of the country. The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale are major attractions for those who visit the museum.Other treasure includes the famous Akota bronzes dating the 5th Century A.D., A collection of Mughal miniatures, a full fledged gallory of Tibetan Art and oils by several European masters.

EME Temple in Vadodara

Considered as one of the most famous museums of the country it was built in 1894. The picture gallery which offers an excellent collection of originals by famous British painters Turner and constable and many others attract tourists from every part of the country. The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale are major attractions for those who visit the museum.Other treasure includes the famous Akota bronzes dating the 5th Century A.D., A collection of Mughal miniatures, a full fledged gallory of Tibetan Art and oils by several European masters.

Khanderao Market in Vadodara

This is a palatial building erected by Sayaji Rao ||| in 1906-07 at a cost of about Rs. 5 lakhs. It was presented by him as a gift to the Municipality on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of his administration. The Municipal Offices are located in this building. The main entrance resembles in architecture with that of the gate of Dabhoi Fort. The perforated stone perapers are after style of the Agra Screens. allory of Tibetan Art and oils by several European masters.

Kirti Mandir in Vadodara

Kirti Mandir is situated on the north of the statue of Prince Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad near the Vishwamitri Bridge. With a cluster of shiva temples it was built to commemorate the cremation of the members of the Gaekwad family. This “E” shaped large magnificent stone building with domes, terraces, balconies and central sikhara rising to about 33 metres.

Champaner in Vadodara

It is situated 47 kms from Vadodara. The town of Champaner was subjugated by Sultan Mehmud Begara in 1484 and made it his new capital. Champaner lies at the foot of Pavagarh fort. The ruins of its mosques and palaces reflected in the lake are some of the most picturesque sights in India. Citadel of Mahmud Beghada is a perfect rectangle about three-quarters of a mile long and 280 yards broad, the citadel is enclosed by a wall of massive blocks of freestone, known as Mahmud Beghada’s Wall. It is strengthened by bastions at regular intervals and beautified by small carved balconies in the best Islamic style. Jama Masjid, on account of its massive grandeur and perfect finish, the Jama Masjid is one of the grandest Islamic monuments in Western India. Nagina Masjid is also called the Jewel Mosque as it is built of pure white stone.

Lehripura Gate in Vadodara

Built as the western gateway to the old city in 1558, Lehripura Gate is an impressive structure with beautiful arches.

Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara

The Royal Family’s residence is an extravagant building in Indo- Saracenic style. The palace built by Maharaja Sayajirao in 1890 is till date the residence of the royal family. Its ornate Darbar Hall has an Italian mosaic floor and walls with mosaic decorations. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta.

Makarpura Palace in Vadodara

A beautiful palace designed in the Italianate style, the Makarpura is now used as a training school of the Indian Air Force.

Mahatma Gandhi Nagar Gruh in Vadodara

This is the city’s town hall and was constructed in 1954. It is used for various cultural functions.

Maharaja Fatehsinh Museum in Vadodara

The museum has the royal collection of art treasures and works of old masters like Raphael, Titian and Murillo as well as modern western and Indian paintings, Graeco-Roman exhibits, Chinese and Japanese art, and a large collection of contemporary Indian art.

Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara

The erstwhile ruler of Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad built Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University, also known as MSU, over a hundred years ago. The University is one of the bigger universities in Western India and the only one in Vadodara. The notable faculties here are the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Performing Arts

Mandvi Gate in Vadodara

This imposing structure was built during the Mughal period and was restored in 1736 A.D. by the Governor, Malharoa Maloji under the orders of Damaji Roa II (1732-1768 A.D.).

Maqbara (Hajira) in Vadodara

Constructed in the memory of Kutub-ud-din the general of Akbar’s army, it is the only existing Mughal monument of the city. There is also a step well in its vicinity.

Nazarbaug Palace in Vadodara

Built in old classical style, the palace was used on ceremonial occasions by the Gaekwads. The royal family heirlooms are on display.

Nyaymandir in Vadodara

The Nyaya Mandir, temple of justice, is a unique piece of Byzantine architecture. It houses the District Court of Baroda.

Pratap Vilas Palace at Lalbaug in Vadodara

Built as the residence of the royal family, the Pratap Vilas is an extravagant and flamboyant building in the Indo-Sarcenic style. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armory and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta. The palace is a riot of columns and arches drawn from South Indian, Central Indian, North Indian and Islamic traditions. Its porticoed entrance has excquisite carvings and is embellished by stuffed tigers. The Darbar Hall however is the piece-de-resistance with mosaic floors, seven domes, 12 chandeliers, intricately sculpted cedar balconies and a silver throne. It is spread over an area of 720 acres with gardens and a golf course. One can visit Shastragar to see the Royal armory.

Sayajibaug in Vadodara

Sayaji Baug (the famous park) is situated on river Vishwamitri and was built by Sayajirao III in 1879. Sprawling over 113 acres, it also includes an excellent zoo, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, the Museum of Health and Hygiene and the Sardar Patel Planetarium.A major attraction for children is the 3.5 kms joy ride through the park on the toy train.

Sayaji Sarovar in Vadodara

he Sayaji Sarovar or Ajwa lake, 22 kms away from the city is the principal source of water. It is formed by damming the Surya river and Vaghali Nala. Work on the scheme was started in 1885 and was completed in 1890. The gardens at Ajwa are patterned after the famous Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. The illumination of fountains is a major attraction for tourists.

Sayaji Sarovar in Vadodara

he Sayaji Sarovar or Ajwa lake, 22 kms away from the city is the principal source of water. It is formed by damming the Surya river and Vaghali Nala. Work on the scheme was started in 1885 and was completed in 1890. The gardens at Ajwa are patterned after the famous Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. The illumination of fountains is a major attraction for tourists.

List of Malls in Vadodara

Vadodara Central Mall

Address – 19, Genda Circle, Sarabhai Road, Gorwa, Vadodara – 390016

Centre Square Mall

Address – Opp Vadodara Central, Nr Hdfc Bank, Nr Gendigate Circle, Sarabhai Circle, Alkapuri, Vadodara – 390007

Landmark Ltd

Address – Monalisa Centrum, Nr Inox Multiplex, Race Course Circle, Race Course Road, Vadodara – 390007

Sevenseas Mega Mall

Address – Gaurav Path, Fatehgunj, Vadodara – 390008

Cine Mall

Address – Nr Natubhai Circle, Race Course Circle, Race Course Road, Vadodara – 390007

M Cube The Mall

Address – Nr Chakli Circle, Jetalpur Road, Vadodara – 390005

Ganesh Vasan Bhandar

Address – Udalpur Chowkdi, Timbagam Road, Savli, Vadodara – 391150

Nanubhai Leisure World

Address – Opp Mehsana Nagar, Nizampura, Vadodara – 390002

Shreem Shalini Mall

Address – Nr Alkapuri Petrol Pump, Rc Dutt Road, Vadodara – 390005

Spencers Retail

Address – 30-Taux Banglo Vasana Road, Vasona Road, N/R Manisha Chokdi, Vasna Road Vadodara, Vadodara – 390015

Spencers Retail Ltd

Address – Nr Genda Circle, Wadi Wadi, Sarabhai Chemical Road, Alkapuri, Vadodara – 390007

List of Theaters in Vadodara

Aradhana Cinema

Address: Kothi Road, Salatwada,, Karelibaug, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001

Prince Cinema

Address: Sursagar, Kothi Rd, Mandvi, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001

Alpana Cinema

Address: Pratap Nagar Road, Navapura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390004

INOX

Address: Race Course Road, Gopal Baug, Ellora Park, Vadodara, Gujarat 390007

Apsara Cinema

Address: R Tagore Road, Pratapnagar, Pratapnagar, Vadodara, Gujarat 390004

INOX – Seven Seas Mall

Address: 4th Floor, Seven Seas Mall, IPCL Circle, Fatehganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002

R & S Cinemas

Address: Rajshivalay Road, Lotia Bhagol, Anand, Gujarat 388001

List of Party Plot in Vadodara

Shubham Party Plot

Address: “shubham Party Plot” , Nr. samrudhi duplex, Vasna Rd, Vadoda, Vadodara, Gujarat 390014

Gokul Party Plot

Address: Sainath Road, Vasna Road, Opposite Om Society, Near Santam Square, Saiyed Vasna, Vadodara, Gujarat 390015

Kalayan Party Plot

Address: Vasna Rd, Krishnadham Society, Saiyed Vasna, Vadodara, Gujarat 390015

list of Restaurants in Vadodara

Urban Spice

Address: Beside Inox Cinema, Above Bata Showroom, 3rd Floor, Race Course Road West, Vadodara, Gujarat 390007

My Restaurant

Address: Manisha Circle, Old Padra Road, Opp. New Alka Restaurant, Vadodara, Gujarat 390015

New Alka Restaurant

Address: Vraj Square, Old Padra Rd, Manisha Cross road, Opposite L & T, Vadodara, Gujarat 390015

Zaika Restaurant

Address: G/F 1, Saran Building, Opposite Bhadralok Apartment, Old Padra Rd, Vadodara, Gujarat 390005

list of Gardens in Vadodara

Sayaji Baug

Address:Vadodara

Sahyog Garden

Address: Gorwa, Vadodara, Gujarat

Triveni Park

Address: Akota, Vadodara, Gujarat

Jubilee Baug

Address: Mandvi Gate , Vadodara, Gujarat

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