Top things to do in Vadodara (Baroda)

Top Choice North Indian in Vadodara (Baroda)


Rough stone walls, heavy wooden beams and hanging copper vessels conjure a northwest frontier feel at Vadodara's best restaurant, with loyal customers coming all the way from Ahmedabad and beyond. North Indian and c…
Top Choice Palace in Vadodara (Baroda)

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Still the residence of Vadodara’s royal family, Laxmi Vilas was built in full-throttle 19th-century Indo-Saracenic flourish at a cost of ₹6 million – an enormous sum back then. The most impressive Raj-era palace in …
Museum in Vadodara (Baroda)

Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery

Within Sayaji Bagh park, this museum houses a diverse collection, much of it gathered by Maharaja Sayajirao III, including statues and carvings from several Asian regions, fine ivory carvings from India, Japan and C…
International in Vadodara (Baroda)

That Place

A leader in Vadodara’s exciting dining scene, That Place is a bright and cool global culinary tour, with offerings from Persian lamb to African chicken poussin to creative pastas, Indo-Chinese burnt-garlic prawns, b…
Park in Vadodara (Baroda)

Sayaji Bagh

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,…
Indian in Vadodara (Baroda)


Hailed by many as the best thali in Vadodara, Aamantran's is an all-you-can-eat taste of Gujarat with up to 10 dishes and several breads piled onto the plate. À la carte dishes include a variety of veg tandoor selec…
South Indian in Vadodara (Baroda)


Kalyan is a breezy student hang-out serving healthy portions of South Indian food and less healthy attempts at Western fast food (though all dishes are vegetarian).
Historic Building in Vadodara (Baroda)

Tambekar Wada

This multistoreyed wooden town house is a typical Maratha mansion that was once the residence of Bhau Tambekar, diwan of Baroda (1849–54). Inside are beautiful but severely damaged 19th-century murals featuring scen…
Ice Cream in Vadodara (Baroda)

Dairy Den

Cool off with a few scoops – or a soft serve – at Vadodara’s best ice-cream parlour. Some of the flavours – such as French vanilla dipped in chocolate and nuts, or date and honey – would leave ice-cream traditionali…
Gujarati in Vadodara (Baroda)


A classy veg thali joint on the 1st floor of the eponymous hotel, with impeccable service and delicious food. The thali is bottomless and you can eat inside, or out on the terrace for the street view.