This park was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III in the year 1879 and it was named after him. The local people also call this park the Kamati Baug and it is just on the banks of the river but also in the middle of the town. The location is such that you can reach this place from any part of the town. This park has soft green grasses, fountains, 2 museums, a flower clock and also an operational toy train. You need at least an hour and a half to finish exploring each and every part in detail and then can enjoy the light and sound shows in the evening.
Lakshmi vilas palace Vadodara
The Maharaja Palace is a group of palaces in Vadodara, Gujarat. This series of grand constructions was done for the prominent Maratha family, which governed Baroda state. The Laxmi Vilas Palace is part of this extravagant complex and was built in an Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Four times the size of Buckingham Palace, Laxmi Vilas is touted as the world's largest private dwelling as it continues to be the home of the royal family.
Once we were done with the major landmarks of Bhuj we decided to visit Mandvi. . Its just an hour drive from Bhuj and the journey is no less than a painting wherein a traveller had painted his imaginations in the form of roads, windmills, birds, perfect blue sky. Every bit is worth stopping and capturing it forever.After reaching Mandvi we had decided to have lunch at– OSHO. The hunger was at its peak and so was the thali in terms of delicacies and authenticity of taste. The huge thali had everything right Puri, pakora, roti, aalo ki sabji, mix vegetable, kadi, daal, paneer, papad, fryms, salad, chaanch, garlic chutney, green chutney and green chilly. It was one hell of a meal and we were pumped up to explore Mandvi.Places we covered in Mandvi were:1) The famous Vijay Vilas Palace from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. A beautiful palace with even more beautiful view from the top. Its worth spending some time overlooking the Mandvi beach with a cold breeze and the sense of tranquillity.2) Mandvi Beach – A beautiful clean beach with a series of windmills on the other side. A perfect place to end the day with serenity and calmness spread till infinity.
Canara Coffee House
Located in the Dandia Bazaar region, this is one of the oldest eateries of the town and is just in the heart of Vadodara. The restaurant is an old style café and still maintains the charming, old look as well as the authentic taste that people have talked about years ago. The signature dish of this place is the Poona Missal, which is made with cereals and pulses garnished with onions, farsan, sev and sweet chutney. The decor is very simple and it is a peaceful place.