Popularly known as Baroda, Vadodara is great travel destination for history buffs and art enthusiasts. The town is known for the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace and the Fatehsingh Museum (both located in the same premises). Do keep aside an entire day if you are fond or art and culture since the palace is huge and deserves that kind of time. You can also visit Sayaji Baug, a lush, refreshing garden in the middle of the city. It is the perfect place to visit if you are travelling with children since it has a small kid's zone, a cafeteria, a small museum and a zoo. If you are in the city for more than a day, do visit Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum since it houses numerous rare and beautiful paintings, sculptures and murals from all over the world, collected by the royal family. Vadodara may not be a traveller's perfect destination, but it does have its fair share of history, culture and art.
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Lakshmi vilas palace Vadodara
It is the face of Vadodara. The Gaekwar kings built this majestic palace and it is now open to public with its weaponry, paintings, courtyards and lobbies and the main sitting darbar section. Its a dip in history, art, culture and royalty. A must-visit when in Vadodara
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.
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.