Itinerary from Mumbai to Vadodara for 1 day

Day 1 of the Itinerary

Mumbai (The City of Dreams)Vadodara (Gujarat’s Cultural Capital)

Stay time:8 hrs
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace

    Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara which is four times the size of Buckingham Palace is reputed for being the largest residence for royal family and was built during the time of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. It is a famous place of Gujarat as it encompasses creative work of multi-coloured marble, furnishing, opulent designs, Italian mosaic floor and a lot more. The architecture of Laxmi Vilas Palace is something that you will not stop adoring. The intricate archaic details of the palace enhance its beauty. It is now open for people to visit and have a look at the treasure of archaic beauty. You are stunned by the palm courtyard with the ornate fountain as you enter the palace and soon all the glasswork and artwork preserved in the palace will enthral you with its beauty and it will surely be a treat for your eyes. This piece of beauty is a must visit.

    Time to spend:
    2 hrs
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  • Sayaji Baug

    Sayaji baug is a garden located on the bank of river is a center of attraction for tourists visiting Vadodara. As the name suggests the garden was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad for the people of the city during his era. Sayaji baug/Kamati baug, spread across 45 acres is home to nearly 98 species of trees and so it is full of flora and fauna. Sayaji Baug is a lot more than a mere garden. It contains two museums, a zoo, a planetarium and play area for kids. The major attractions here are the operational toy train and the flower clock. The toy train gives a ride of 3.5km and allows you to adore the beautiful garden while it takes you around the garden. The flower clock is beautifully designed with various flowers and the machinery placed underground. The zoo and the museum are also a must visit. The garden is surely worth half of your day!

    1.5 hrs
  • EME Temple

    Eme temple of Vadodara which is run by the Army authorities is made out of aluminium and other alloys. This temple is famous for its concept of incorporating secularism. The Kalash depicts Hinduism whereas the Dome symbolises Islam. The tower represents Christianity whereas the golden structure above the tower stands for Buddhism and the entrance signifies Jainism. As the full form of Eme states “Electrical and Mechanical Engineering”, the temple was built by the corps of that field from aluminium sheets. The place is open from timing 6:30 am to 8:30 pm with strict entry rules and prohibited photography. Devotees visit this temple to worship Dakshinamurti, an incarnation of Shiva as an ultimate teacher. The temple is equipped with a holistic essence and the garden surrounding it adds up to the serenity. Truly, one should always put up Eme on their itinerary when at Vadodara.

    1 hrs
  • Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery

    Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery treasures a diverse collection that is known to be gathered by Maharaja Sayajirao III during his time. The museum houses a variety of statues and carvings from various Asian regions, some zoological exhibits and an Egyptian room. The gallery contains exemplary miniatures of Mughal which are adored by visitors. The Museum and the Picture Gallery are constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and are placed as two different bodies. The gallery is comparatively smaller in size and the design depicts the European brick style. It also contains Indian columns with open roof. The picture gallery houses some masterpieces which are appreciated by the visitors and are responsible for attracting the art lovers. Truly, this place is a reflection of the rich artwork of Vadodara and should never be missed.

    2.5 hrs
  • Sur Sagar Lake

    Sursagar lake which is also known as Chandan Talav is situated in the middle of Vadodara. The major attraction of this lake is the 120-foot tall statue of Lord Shiva which was installed by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan in 2002. Turning the pages of history one hears the stories of Sureshwar Pandya who renovated the lake which was later named after him. The lake is full of water all round the year and it is used for immersion of idols during various festivals. Sursagar lake is also used for boating and its view is phenomenal at night as the reflection of moonlight shimmers in the water. People of Vadodara enjoy their evenings while they sit on the concrete wall that rings the lake. Weekends are really special at Sursagar lake as beautiful lightings are done surrounding it. Sursagar Lake which is the heart of the Vadodara city is a must visit.

    3 hrs
  • Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum

    Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is located in the premises of Maharaja’s palace in the beautiful city Vadodara. This museum is a perfect place for the people who are fond of artwork and adore the historic beauties of art. The museum comprises of paintings of renowned legends like Raphael, Murillo, and Titan along with Indian and Western miniature art. Initially, this building of Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum was constructed with a purpose to serve as a school for the children of Maharaja but now it is a museum which can be visited by people on all days except Mondays and public holidays in the timing from 10 am to 5 pm. This museum contains a huge collection of sculptures made up of marble and bronze. People who visit this museum are left awestruck with the sight of rich artwork of the historic era of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III so it is a must visit.

    3 hrs
  • Travel back to Mumbai