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The City 

Vadodara is the second largest city of Gujarat state, located in the western parts of India. Also known as kala nagari (city of art) and sanskari nagari (city of culture) of Gujarat, the city is known for its rich cultural heritage. 


Previously known as Baroda, it was capital of one of largest and richest Indian princely states during the rule of British Empire, governed by Gaekwad dynasty of former Maratha empire. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the ruler of Vadodara from 1875 to 1939, was a great socio-economic reformer and a patron of arts, architecture, and music. He initiated many socio-economic reforms, that led to the establishment of banks, markets, schools, public libraries, parks, museums and university in Vadodara. He invited several British architects to design and execute these buildings along with several private palaces and gardens in the city. 

ISVS 11, SEDA, Navrachana University

30th Sep, 1st & 2nd Oct 2022




Explore the culture & heritage of Vadodara city 

Walking Tours offered during ISVS 

  • Old city of Vadodara  

  • Works of Robert Chisholm in Vadodara 

  • Wadas and Akhadas of Vadodara  

  • Parks & Gardens of Vadodara 

  • Champaner – The UNESCO world heritage site 

  • Laurie Baker in Vadodara  

  • Narrow-Gauge Railway Heritage of Vadodara  

 Registration for walking tours will start soon

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Reaching Vadodara

By Road 
One can get a taxi or bus to reach Vadodara from all major cities of Gujarat. Cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, and Indore have direct connections by bus.

Available Online booking services:

Bus travel: Red bus, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC)

Taxi: Ola, Uber, MakeMyTrip

Ahmedabad to Vadodara  - 2 hr. - 116 km. 
Mumbai to Vadodara  - 7hr. 48min. - 412 km.
Delhi to Vadodara  - 18hr. - 1003 km. 

By Air

The Domestic airport of Vadodara has direct flights from many cities in India. The other nearest airport is Ahmedabad, which has more frequent flıghts from all major cities in India. The nearest international airports are Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Available Online booking services:

MakeMyTrip , Indigo, Yatra, Goibibo, Cleartrip etc.

By Indian Railways
Vadodara railway station is very well connected by train with major cities of the country.  

Available Online booking services:

IRCTC  eTicketing System, MakeMyTrip etc. 

Reaching Navrachana University 

Distance from Railway station & Bus station - 8.6 km.

Distance from airport - 13.9 km

Navrachana University is conveniently reachable by bus, taxi and auto rickshaw.

Available Online booking services:

Ola, Uber, Jugnoo


Listed below is the suggested list of hotels for stay in Vadodara

Premium Hotels

Hyatt Place Vadodara - Gotri Vasna Road, Vadodara, Gujarat

Welcome Hotel - RC Dutt Rd, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat
Grand Mercure Vadodara - Opp. Parsi Agiary, Sarod, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat
Vivanta Vadodara - Akota Garden Main Rd, Pratham Avenue, Akota, Vadodara, Gujarat
The Baroda residency - 6 Opp C H Jewelers, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat
Eastin Residences Vadodara - 78, RC Dutt Rd, Sampatrao Colony, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat
Royal orchid central Akota -Mujmahuda Rd, Pratham Avenue, Akota, Vadodara, Gujarat


Budget Hotels

The Oasis Hotel -Opp. BBC Tower, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat
Hotel Marigold -Opp. BBC Tower, Sayajiganj ,Vadodara, Gujarat
Hotel  Yuvraj -Station Road, Near Central bus station, opp. to railways station gate 2, Sayajiganj, Vadodara

Ginger Hotel - Saffron tower- Faehgunj, Vadodara 

Accommodations can be booked through online booking services such as OYO, & MakeMyTrip etc.

University Hostel (Off-Campus)

Accommodation is available for delegates in the Navrachana University Student hostel at subsidized rates. Interested delegates can send the request to the ISVS email for booking the accommodatiıon. 

Vasna-Bhayli Road, Vadodara - 391 410 . Gujarat, India.

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