Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums and considered by many as the de-facto cultural capital of Gujarat. Once the capital of the Gaekwads, the former rulers of Vadodara, it is also known as Baroda and rises from the banks of River Vishwamitri. Vadodara is also the industrial capital of Gujarat.
Archaeological findings indicate that human habitations existed here since prehistoric times. Vadodara passed through the hands of, the Guptas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakubas, Solankis, the Sultans of Delhi and the Mughals before passing on to the Marathas. It owes its present day grandeur to Maharaja Sayajirao, a great patron of art, architecture and music.
Pick up from hotel lobby in Ahmedabad at 08.00 am and leave for Vadodara 1.5 hour drive to visit the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum houses within the Maharaja's palace in Vadodara. You will see collection of sculptures in marble and bronze. From there visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace a majestic structure of the Indo-Sarcenic architectural style by visiting first building known as the Sarkar Wada
Stop for lunch at the Resturant at your own cost. After lunch continue on your drive to the Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery built in 1894 on the lines of Victoria and Albert and Science Museums of London. Here you will see rich collection of art, sculpture. Also famous British Painters work and collection displayed at picture gallery such as Turner and Constable and many others. Then move to visit the World Heritage Site Champaner where you will visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 50 Km from Baroda. Here you will see Heritage site from the hills of Pavagadh and other monuments of an archaeological, historic and living cultural. At the end of your journey at 5.00pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Ahmedabad.
Visit : Maharaja Fatesingh Museum , Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery , World Heritage Site Champaner , Champaner-Pavagadh
Duration : 8 Hrs / Full Day