Our Concierge desk arranges a customized city tour and day trips based on your interests. From historical monuments and beautiful lakes to modern entertainment spaces for the entire family, Vadodara has something for everyone. For architecture lovers, we recommend visiting the Hazira Maqbara, a double-domed Mughal-style mausoleum which has a vav (stepwell) that is typical of the region. The Dakshinamurti or EME Temple (run by the Indian Army Authorities) has an unusually modern structure that houses symbols of all religions. Explore Vadodara’s multi-faceted culture further at the serene Auro Nivas, former residence of India’s finest philosophers and freedom fighters Shri Aurobindo. Shop at the bustling markets near Mandvi Gate in the centre of the old walled city, before spending a lovely evening boating at Sursagar lake. For longer excursions, treat your family to an exciting day at Aatapi Wonderland, Gujarat’s biggest theme park. Towering above everything, of course, is the Statue of Unity. Just 100 kms from Vadodara, this colossal sculpture of Indian statesman activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was inaugurated in 2018 and is the tallest in the world, at a lofty 597 ft.