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A former princely state on the banks of the Vishwamitri River, Vadodara blossomed as Gujarat’s cultural capital under the Maratha leadership of the modernist Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III.This vibrant city has a rich legacy of tradition and history.

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Uncover History
Open :9:00 AM-6:30 PM
The Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum was once a school for the king’s children. Comprising art collected by Maharaja Sayajirao III on his travels abroad, the museum showcases fascinating portraits of the royal family by Raja Ravi Varma among Indian and European art and sculptures.
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Immerse Yourself In Nature
Open :5:00 AM-11:00 PM
Built by Maharaja Sayajirao III in 1879, the tranquil gardens of Sayaji Baug are spread over 45 hectares. Stroll the broad, tree-lined paths and spend some time at the planetarium and museums.
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Block Some Prints
Open :10:00 AM-8:00 PM
The unnassuming but highly-regarded Sejal Handicrafts has a wide selection of block-printed fabrics and charming handicrafts to choose from. It is a great place from which to buy souvenirs.
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Buy Hand-Printed Fabric
Open :10:30 AM-8:00 PM
Shop for hand-printed ethnic fabrics and dress material at Baroda Prints. You will find an excellent collection of colourful designs, created by fine craftsmen, here.
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Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Open :8:30 AM-5:00 PM
The stunning Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies around an hour northeast of Vadodara. The ruins of the 16th century capital of Champaner lie amid a forgotten landscape of astonishing architecture, ancient mosques, temples and palaces and the Pavagadh fortress.
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Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Open :9:30 AM-5:00 PM
One of the most stunning Raj-era palaces in Gujarat, the Lukshmi Vilas Palace was built in the elaborate Indo-Saracenic style and is still the royal residence of the Gaekwads. Its interiors are opulent, replete with mosaics and chandeliers. The impressive grounds boast a golf course and museum.
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Vadodara Museum And Picture Gallery
Open :9:30 AM-5:00PM
The Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery was modelled along the lines of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and has an impressive and diverse collection of art and sculpture. You will find European paintings, Asian carvings, Mughal miniatures and Indian musical intruments.
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Treat Yourself To Designer Saris
Open :10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Browse through an exquisite collection of traditional and contemporary Indian garments in eye-catching colours and prints at Bodhi. This lovely boutique has saris, salwars, kaftans, stoles and scarves designed by alumni from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
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Marvel At Bygone Splendour
Open :9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Once the residence of Bhau Tambekar, the Diwan of Baroda, the wooden, multi-storeyed Tambekar Wada is a fine example of a Maratha mansion. The interiors are painted with beautiful murals depicting scenes from the Mahabharata, stories from the life of Lord Krishna, and the Anglo-Maratha War.
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