Vadodara, a town in Gujarat in India, also known as Baroda, is named for the Vad (banyan) trees that flourish in the area. Archaeological research shows humans exploring the area around the river Vishwamitri from pre-historic times. There was first a small settlement near a grove of Akola trees so it came to be known as Ankottaka, now called Akota. Tourist attractions Vadodara lays bare the natural splendor and glorious history of this culturally historical city.
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Museums in Vadodara abound, with numerous historical relics and precious artifacts to satisfy your curiosity. Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is situated within the complex of the LaxmiVilas Palace which is one of the most eye-catching sites within the palace premises. It is a multi-purpose museum that houses the exotic collection of the royal Gaekwad family.
Khanderao market was established by Sayaji Rao III in the year 1906. Various cultural celebrations take place within this complex. The entrance gate of this great building is exquisitely structured in the likeness of Dabhoi Fort.
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Visit the Fatehsingh museum and Laxmi Vilas Palace, to view several Raja Ravi Verma originals - the royal family of Baroda has a notable collection of his works. Apart from these, there are many art works of masters collected and commissioned by Maharaja Sayajirao. If you are art lover, keep aside a day for the palace and museum. The museum itself is in the palace premises.
The EME temple in Vadodara is quite serene. It has been built by the Military and one can enjoy a pleasant hour in its premises.
Vadodara has an excellent golf course- "The Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club".
The world famous Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) is in Baroda and has one of the largest campuses in Gujarat.
Travel to Sankheda near Baroda to see the making of lovely lacquer coated furniture.\
Travel to Pavagadh-Champaner to be at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the remains of medieval mosques and a medieval city whose architecture is special because it was islamic buildings executed by Hindu and Jain workmen...a very unique style.
Pavagadh Kalika mandir is a must see place.
Tribal Academy at Tejgarh.
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