Destinations Gujarat India

Vadodara : The Cultural City of Gujarat

In my last league of the Gujarat visit, I reached Vadodara from Bhuj. After visiting Vadodara I will be travelling to Ahmedabad to catch my flight back home. I travelled around 1600 kms in these 10 days and it was amazing!

My Travel Map

My Travel Map

Vadodara Railway Station

Vadodara Railway Station

Vadodara which used to be called as Baroda is the third largest city in the state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat. Its also known as the state’s cultural capital.

I started my day by visiting the Laxmi Vilas Palace. In order to get inside you need to pay 200 Rupees (approx. $3). The palace was built in the year 1890 by  Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad and said to have costed around £180,000 then.

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace

The next place I visited was the Dakshinamoorthy temple also called the EME temple which is run by the army authorities inside their campus hence I was not allowed to take pictures.

EME Army Campus

EME Army Campus

Dakshinamurthy Temple, Photo Credit:Laiju Lazar, Flickr

Dakshinamurthy Temple, Photo Credit:Laiju Lazar, Flickr

It was almost nearing 3pm and I was planning to go back to my hotel as I wanted to get some rest before travelling back home the next day. But before that I decide to visit the Baroda Museum as well.

Baroda Museum

Baroda Museum

From Museum I went to hotel and slept for couple of hours and then went out for an evening walk. I also bought some Gujarati sweets to take back home 🙂

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