One of the most cosmopolitan cities in India, Vadodara (formerly Baroda) is a favorite destination of travelers with its many art galleries, museums, palaces, parks, and festivals. Vadodara also sits on a major rail and road network, making it a great jump off point to tourist attractions in Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, and Chennai. High-end to mid-range Vadodara hotels are found near the railway station, while budget hotels are located on the western outskirts of the city near the Vishvamitra River.
With a strong presence of multinational companies in the city, many hotels in Vadodara cater to the needs of business executives on the move. High-speed internet, fax services, and car rentals are standard, with a few even offering private jet services. By combining efficient business facilities with well-appointed rooms and world-class amenities, these hotels are also your home away from home.
A Memorable Vacation for Art Lovers
Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, you can make your stay a memorable one by visiting some of the city’s interesting sights near your Vadodara hotel. One that you shouldn’t miss is the huge Sayaji Bagh park, home to the Baroda Museum and Art Gallery. It has a great collection of Indian sculptures, ancient manuscripts, Egyptian antiquities, Mughal miniatures, and European masterpieces. Also located within the park are a planetarium and a zoo, perfect for keeping your kids busy.
A little farther down south is the Maharaj Fateh Singh Museum where the royal collection of copies of European masters is kept. Marvel at the aluminum roofing of the Dakshinamurty Temple or step into the Naulakhi Well, an ancient step well.