A Day Out to Sayaji Garden- a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city

A garden located in Gujarat India, Sayaji Garden is dedicated to the people of Vadodara in 1879 by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III. It is the largest garden in Western India that stretches over 113 acres sheltering more than 98 species of flora. The garden also contains the Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, a planetarium and the Sayaji Baug zoo. When planning a visit to India, you could consider a stay at a Vadodara Hotel such as The Gateway Hotel Akota Gardens Vadodara that provides you with comfortable accommodation and 24/7 services.

The key attraction of the gardens is the flower clock that consists of hour, minute and second hand, the machinery that operates the clock is underground providing a natural appearance to this floral clock. Apart from the beautiful fountains and pavilions the garden hosts a gallery and a museum that was built to bear a resemblance to Victoria & Albert Museum London and is home to a collection of art & sculpture from many Indian and British artists. The children who visit the garden are treated with a fun filled toy train ride covering 3.5 kilometres that gives them an entire view of the garden. You could also consider visiting the Zoo in the premises that has over 167 species of animals and the aquarium houses over 45 species of fish. Those who like to learn more about the universe can visit the planetarium enjoy a 30 minutes show and later on visit the next door astronomy park and have a look at the ancient Indian astronomical instruments. Visit this beautiful garden during the months of October to March and enjoy the winter climate.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


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