Vadodara, the Sanskari Nagri of India! Also known as Cultural Capital of Gujarat is having a lot of places to visit and explore. Like any other city, Vadodara is beautiful and has it’s own historical and cultural importance. The present article is a compilation of Best Places to Visit in Vadodara, where we will take you on Walk a Through Cultural Capital of Gujarat!

Be it places of Historical importance or places for recreation, Vadodara has it all! These are the places, you can visit with friends, family, kids and also as a solo traveller. Go through the list and live through the life of a Barodian!

Best Places to Visit in Vadodara

Here is a list of Best Places to Visit in Vadodara. Go through the list and plan your trip to Vadodara with ease!

1) Sindhrot

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Also known as the lovers’ point of Vadodara, Sindhrot is all about Natural Beauty. Here you will find yourself in the lap of the river Mahisagar. With the hilly terrain nearby and beautiful river in the background, Sindhrot is must-visit for having fun in the water and for photography lovers!

Timing: Any time of the Day

2) Rasulpur, Savli


Another in our list of Best Places to Visit in Vadodara is in the lap of river Mahi, Rasulpur is another favourite destination for youngsters of Vadodara. Located at a distance from the city, you can find many groups and couples who are visiting this place for a peaceful time on the riverside.

Timing: Any time of the Day

3) Sayaji Baug (Kamauti Baug)

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A gift from Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III to all Barodian, Kamauti Baug is in the heart of the city! With the beautiful flowers, planetarium and zoo, you can easily spend your entire day at this place!

Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Except Thursday)

4) Lakshmi Vilas Palace

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Almost 4 times more than the size of Buckingham Palace in London, Lakshmi Vilas Palace is the crown for entire Vadodara. Still, a residence for the Royal Gaekwad Family, some of its parts are open for the public to visit and view the royalty of Gaekwad Family.

Timing: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Except Monday)

5) Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is having a splendid architectural setup. The designs are from both Hindu as well as Islamic Sculpture providing the travellers with a unique experience.

Timing: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

6) EME Temple, Fatehgunj

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Built-in the honour of Lord Dakshinamurthy, a form of Shiva as the supreme teacher. EME Temple is having contemporary army architecture. The garden of this temple is having a collection of 106 ancient ring statues from a period of 6th to 16th Century.

Timing: 6:30 am to 8:30 pm

7) Hajira Makbara, Pratapnagar

Hajira Makbara vadodara

A place for peace lovers, Hajira Makbara is having a good architecture and a beautiful garden in the surrounding. It is a beautiful place and you can spend your time reading books or watching birds.

Timing: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

8) Vadodara Museum & Picture Gallery

Vadodara Museum

The Vadodara Museum & Picture Gallery is a vast collection of objects from archaeology, geology, natural history etc. from the personal collection of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III.

Timing: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

9) Kirti Mandir

Kirti Mandir vadodara

Built-in the year of 1936 for remarking the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Kirti Mandir is the symbol of Maratha Glory.

Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

10) Nyay Mandir

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Earlier acting as the court of Vadodara, Nyay Mandir is the historic building of justice. Although the judicial administration has been transferred to another place, it is a place that has been a witness to many historic judgements.

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11) Mangal Bazaar

Mangal Bazaar vadodara

The visit to any place is incomplete without getting something memorable. If you are looking for one such memorable gift from Vadodara, then Mangal Bazaar is on our list of Best Places to Visit in Vadodara for shopping. From clothes to shoes you will find everything here!

Timing: 10:30 am to 9:00 pm (Except Monday)

12) Sursagar Lake

Sursagar Lake vadodara

Witness the large statue of Lord Shiva in the mid of the Sursagar Lake! After the ongoing renovation, this place will become more beautiful and you will also be able to walk till the statue on the pathway.

Timing: Any time of the Day

13) S-Cube Water Park and Ajwa Fun World

Ajwa Fun World vadodara

Who doesn’t loves Water Park? If you are a water park lover, then Vadodara is surely a delight for you. With these two beautiful water parks just half-hour away from the city, you will never feel short of fun when in Vadodara.

Timing: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

14) BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atladra

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir atladra vadodara

The beauty of BAPS Swaminarayan Temples can’t be expressed in just words! On our list of Best Places to Visit in Vadodara, we are having this beautiful temple in Atladra that attracts the tourists from across the world. Many devotees come here on a daily basis for offering their prayers. It is also having a Premvati restaurant nearby run by the temple. You can enjoy lip-smacking Gujarati food here.

Timing: 6:00 am to 8:30 pm

15) Iskcon Temple, Harinagar

Iskcon Temple, Harinagar vadodara

Another beautiful temple in the middle of the city is Iskcon Temple. This temple is having a farm with cows around, providing us with the glimpse of Lord Krishna’s Gokul. You will also find a Govinda’s restaurant in the campus of this temple serving delicious Gujarati and South Indian Food items.

Timing: Open for 24 Hours

16) Nilkanth Dham Poicha

Nilkanth Dham Poicha

Situated at a little distance from the city, Nilkanth Dham Poicha is becoming a popular destination for all the tourists visiting Vadodara. It is a cluster of 108 small temples of various Gods. You can spend your entire day here while visiting the temples, exhibitions and especially the light show!

Timing: 5:00 am to 10:00 pm

17) Pavagadh


Pavagadh is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas. At a distance of 40 kms from the city, it is a temple on the top of the hill. Pilgrims from entire country visit this holy place to offer their prayers. Nowadays, it is also becoming a popular site for photography lovers.

Timing: 5:00 am to 7:00 pm

18) Vadhwana Bird Sanctuary

Vadhwana Bird Sanctuary

Vadhwana Bird Sanctuary has situated nearby the Vadhvana Lake, Wetland and Eco Campsite. Just imagine How much beauty this place might be carrying for you? Vadhwana is nearby Dabhoi Taluka of Vadodara.

Timing: Open for 24 Hours

19) Zand Hanuman

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Amid the beauty of nature is situated this ancient temple of Lord Hanuman. Reaching this temple is itself an adventure. But you will love every bit of it after worshipping Lord Hanuman in his huge form!

Timing: 5:00 am to 7:00 pm

20) Kayavarohan

Having a connection with the Lord Shiva’s temple in Kashi, Kayavarohan is another temple with its own historical importance. When in Kayavarohan, you will find a divine Lord Shiva’s temple, small caves and a lush green campus to spend time with your family. Don’t miss the delicious food items you find around the temple’s campus.

Timing: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Finding this list interesting? Then you might be wishing to visit all these places! Plan your trip to Vadodara and enjoy at all of these wonderful places. Out of the list, which place you wouldn’t like to miss? Do comment on your opinions.

Visited these places already? Out of this list, which is your favourite place? Or are we missing any of the places? Do comment as well.