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Travel Guide for Vadodara

Vadodara or Baroda is a small town in Gujarat. This simple city has many landmarks and tourist attractions that pull numerous tourists to this region. Although the region might be small, it is an IT hub and has numerous resources for a stress-free vacation.

Vadodara is very famous among tourists for its archeological park. If you are looking for a luxurious way to scale the town, you can choose Deccan Odyssey of India.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Vadodara vacation

Vadodara is an important destination of Hidden Treasures of Gujarat itinerary of Deccan Odyssey. On the second day of the trip, the tourists are taken to Vadodara for sightseeing trip.

The trip includes archeological park, Laxmivilas palace, Jama masjid and others. Later, the cultural activities are presented along with tea in Laxmi Vilas palace until late evening.

How to reach Vadodara ?

  • By Air:

    Vadodara has a domestic airport which receives flights from a very few regions including Mumbai and Delhi. From the airport, you can find numerous road transportation to reach the town. The nearest international airport is located in Ahmedabad, which is around 100 km away from Vadodara.

  • By Train:

    Vadodara has a busy railway station that receives numerous trains from various parts of the country. This includes sleeper trains, high-speed trains, local trains and even luxury trains like Deccan Odyssey. From the railway station, you can find numerous autos and cabs to reach desired destination.

  • By Road:

    Vadodara is served by NH8, which connects the region with Ahmedabad and other regions. You can find cabs, government buses and private buses serving Vadodara from various parts of the country.

What to see and do in Vadodara ?

If you are looking for sightseeing spots in Vadodara, you ought to visit

Top attractions to see in Vadodara are

  • Fateh Singh museum and the Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • MUS
  • Pavagadh Champaner archeological site
  • Tribal academy

Pilgrimage sites to enjoy in Vadodara are

  • EME temple
  • Pavagahkalikamandir
  • Jama Masjid

Top activities to enjoy in Vadodara are

  • If you are travelling with small children, visit zoo to spot some wild animals.
  • There is a small water park near Vrundavan Garden for wave pools, water slides and other attractions.
  • You ought to enjoy mehndi tattoos (preferred by women) from any authentic shops.
  • Shopping to buy camel leather articles, colored stone works, handicraft items and others in market near Bajar area.
  • Take a food tour and enjoy the street food of this region.

Best time to visit Vadodara

The attractions in the town are at prime beauty throughout the year. However, the harsh climate of the region makes it harder to enjoy sightseeing during summer season, which begins in March and ends in end of June.

The monsoon season starts in July and ends in October. Although the temperature reduces considerably, it becomes harder to find transportation or to scale all the attractions without a mess.

The winter season is the best time to visit Vadodara. The climate will be cool and humidity will be less. This is the peak season for tourism in Vadodara.

Festivals and traditions of Vadodara

Almost all Hindu festivals are enjoyed with a blast here. Among those, the top festivals to enjoy are

  • Navratri – garba dance, bucolic tunes, unique rituals and exotic cultural activities.
  • Makar Sankranti – delicacies, kite flying, cultural activities and rituals.
  • Diwali
  • Chhatrapati Shiva ki Maharaj Jayanti
  • MahaShivratri
  • GudiPadwa
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