Baroda is the capital town of the previous Gaekwad monarchs. It is a significant cultural center of India, as it is recognized for its art galleries and museums. Baroda has a good number of palaces and beautifully done up parks that draw the attention of the tourists.
Baroda is to be found in the eastern portion of the state of Gujarat, in the western area of India. Vishvamitra River runs through the town of Baroda. It is nearly100 km south of Ahmedabad and approximately 392 km north of Mumbai. The climate in Baroda is humid and hot. Though it is located near the Arabian Sea, summers in Baroda can be too hot and winters are extremely cool. The most excellent time to holiday in Baroda is in winters, between the months of October and February.
The most basic record of Baroda city is to be found in a land grant dating back to AD 812. In the grant, Baroda is passed on as Vadapadraka. It was also recognized as Chandanavati, after the name of a local Rajput king. The town experienced a intermittent renaming, from Varhavati, Vatpatraka, and in 1971, to Baroda.
Baroda is very famous for its palaces, museums and beautiful parks. The Sayaji Bagh is a full-size well done up park and a significant visitors attraction. Inside this park, one can see the Baroda Museum and Art Gallery and get acquainted to the facts and figures of the history related to Baroda. The Museum has a good quality compilation of artifacts, which not only includes Indian monument and very old manuscripts, but also has the collected works of Egyptian antiquities, while the art gallery has Mughal miniatures and some exceptional works of European masters. The Sayaji Bagh also has a planetarium and a undersized zoo inside it. Maharaj Fateh Singh Museum, placed in the southern part of the town, is a significant traveler spot. It has the majestic collected works of copies of European masters. This museum also has a superior and an excellent collection of Far Eastern Art and modern Indian works. The Laxmi Vilas Palace, north of the Maharaj Fateh Singh Museum, has a excellent collection of artifacts. As this museum is not usually open for community viewing, advance booking has to be done if you want to have a peaceful visit. The Naulakhi Well, a very good example of a step well or baoli, and the EME temple, an exceptional temple with an aluminum roof, are wo