Baroda or Vododara is a city in the state of Gujarat. Sitting on the banks of the river Vishwamitri, it is the third largest city of Gujarat and also one of its most populous. Baroda is a major industrial and economically prosperous region. The city also enjoys the adulation of tourists, who throng to this culturally and historically rich region. The rich legacy of the region has lent the region the epithet of ‘the cultured city’. Some of the major attractions of the region include Fateh Singh Museum, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Makarpura Palace, Sayaji Baug and much more. For souvenirs tourists can shop for camel leather and hide vessels and other local handicrafts.
Baroda is a well-connected region by means of air, rail and roadways. The bus services offered in the region are world class and offer regular bus services to various major cities and towns of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The main bus station of Baroda is the STC bus station and most of the Non AC buses originate from here. The major bus routes from Baroda include Baroda to Ahmedabad
, Baroda to Bangalore
, Baroda to Jaipur
, Baroda to Mumbai and Baroda to Bhuj among others. Online websites like redBus.in allow convenient and hassle free bus bookings from Baroda for the ease and comfort of passengers.
Apart from the local attractions Baroda is flanked by numerous interesting destination that are worth a visit and make for an interesting weekend destination. Some of the popular destinations include Zarwani Waterfall (99kms), Kabirwad (80kms), Sardar Sarovar Dam, Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite, Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Surpaneshwar Wild Life Sanctuary, Pavagadh and much more.