Sayaji Bagh Vadodara is one of the most magnificent monumental structures built by Sayajirao III in 1879. The entire complex of Sayaji Bagh consists of art gallery, a zoo, museums, toy trains and rides. This tourist attraction is well known for Kamati Baug. The well-maintained gardens and lawns are also worth admiring. The Bagh is known for its splendid gardens, which are adorned with beautiful pavilions and fountains. The floral clock was the first of its kind in the state. It consists of an hour, minute and seconds hand that move on the 20 ft (6.1 m) diameter dial. The machinery moving the clock is underground, giving the clock a natural look.
Baroda Museum and Art Gallery, founded by the Gaekwads in 1890s, is situated inside Sayaji Bagh Vadodara. The museum houses various exhibits belonging to many different subjects, viz. natural history, archeology and geology. One can also come across ancient manuscripts written by the Jain and Buddhist preachers on palm leaves and Mughal miniatures in the museum. Baroda Museum and Art Gallery also houses ancient Jain sculptures. It remains open from 1000 hours to 1700 hours every day, except Thursday.
Sayaji Bagh at Vadodara also houses a planetarium that remains open throughout the week, except Thursday. It offers a 35 minutes show every day. The planetarium is named after the great freedom fighter, Sardar Patel. The planetarium is among the chief attractions of Sayaji Bagh. It attracts many tourists from the different parts of the country. It also attracts many foreign tourists coming to Vadodara.
The Sayaji Baug Zoo, situated on both the banks of the Vishwamitri river, in Sayajibaug the zoo was opened as part of the original park in 1879. The zoo offers 167 types of 1103 animals of various sizes and shapes. Asiatic lions are the most popular of the attractions. An aquarium was added to the zoo in 1962. It contains 45 species of fish.
The Toy Train is a ride for children below 12 years of age. It runs on a small track width 10 inches (250 mm) covering a distance of 3.5 km giving the entire view of the garden to the children. The ride was a gift to the children of Vadodara from the royal Gaekwad dynasty.
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