Posted by : Prashant April 21, 2012
Vadodara Tourist attractions: Formerly known as Baroda, Vadodara is the third largest city in the state of Gujarat. This historical city of Vadodara is perched on bank of river Vishwamitri and is known for housing many places of interest in and around it.
Kirti Mandir: It is located to the north of a statue of Prince Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad. This E shaped monument was constructed to commemorate the cremation of member of Gaekwad family. This massive structure contains domes, balconies, terraces and central Shikhara with 33 m height. It was built by Maharaja Sayaji Gaekwad. Kirti Mandir houses several statues and photographs of member of the royal family.
Baroda Museum: Built in the year 1894, Baroda Museum in Vadodara is among few most famous museums of India. Collection of original paintings of British painter Turner is the prize possession of the museum. A huge skeleton of a blue whale and Egyptian Mummy are other major highlights of the museum. Akota bronzes of the 5th century, a fine collection Mughal miniatures and a gallery of Tibetan arts can also been seen in Baroda Museum.
Khanderao Market: It is an impressive historical structure built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. It was built in 1905 and later on was handed over to municipality of Vadodara to mark the silver jubilee of the administration of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. The architecture of the entrance of this structure draws similarity with those of the gate of Dhaboi Fort.
Besides, the city of Vadodara is home to many other places of attraction. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Makarpura Palace, Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum, Nazarbaug palace and Sayaji Baug are some of them.