Sayaji Bagh

Gujarat & Diu

The centrepiece of the city, Sayaji Bagh is a wonderful landscaped park with trees (some labelled), lawns and flower beds. But for the less green-fingered there's plenty else of interest, including a toy-train ride, balloon sellers, the wide-ranging Brado Museum and even a zoo and aquarium. In the evenings it's packed with strolling locals.

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