Located in Gujarat India, Sayaji is a beautiful garden in Vadodara dedicated in 1879 to the local community by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III.
Also known as Kamati Bau, Sayaji Garden occupies a total land area of 113 acres and lies by the pleasant river Vishwamitri. It has earned a reputation as being the biggest garden in Western India. This attractive garden boasts an extensive range of flora of over 98 species of trees.
Sayaji Garden is not merely a garden to wander about; it is a place where one can enhance knowledge and enjoy at the same time. The garden features a zoo, museum, gallery, a museum for health and hygiene, a toy train for children, a floral clock, and various types of fun rides, artificial ponds, a planetarium, a bird’s avenue, a bridge and numerous stone structures.
Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Science Museum of London, Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery at Sayaji Garden was built in 1894. This well known museum preserves a large collection of important sculpture, art, ethnography and ethnology. The museum’s highlights include work created by the renowned British painters Turner and constable, the Egyptian mummy and the remarkable skeleton of a blue whale. The air conditioned planetarium positioned near the main entrance of Sayaji Garden can accommodate a total number of 200 people. Apart from Thursdays, this unique planetarium offers 3 shows in the evenings throughout the week.
The toy train at Sayaji Garden has become a favourite amongst its younger visitors. Running on a relatively small track, the train ride covers a distance of 3.5 kilometres. The distinctive Floral Clock, Zoo and Aquarium are also some of the most loved attractions at Sayaji Garden. This charming garden and its amazing attractions can be explored at ease by staying at any of the nearby Hotels in Vadodara. Ideal for business meetings or even private events the well situated The Gateway Hotel Akota Gardens Vadodara is a perfect choice for those who wish to further explore the delightful Sayaji Garden.