Ajwa Nimeta Dam Garden

At a distance of 23 km from Vadodara Railway Station, Ajwa Garden is a well laid-out garden situated on the banks of Ajwa Dam near Vadodara, Gujarat. It is an ideal weekend hangout for the people of Vadodara.

Covering an area of 130 acres, the garden is adorned with sprawling green manicured lawns and towering palm trees. It was developed by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan on the lines of the famous Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. The major attraction of the garden is the 100-meter row of perfectly aligned musical fountains that mesmerize visitors with coordinated water shoots in the background of lively colours. Fountains are operated only on every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and other public holidays i.e. Independence Day, Republic Day, Christmas, Ramzan, Sharad purnima, Gaurivrat (Jagran). Also, the park contains colourful flowering trees, palm trees and children play area.

The garden is surrounded by a number of attractions like water parks, amusement parks and hotels. Just adjacent to the garden is the Ajwa Dam, an earthen dam built in the early 20th century by the then ruler of Vadodara, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III to provide water to the residents of Vadodara. The dam is about 5 km long and can store water to the height of 211 feet. The reservoir has 62 gates and is connected to the Vishwamitri River which flows through the city of Vadodara, so that excess water in event of floods is dispatched to this river.

Even though weekends here are crowded, it is a perfect place to spend the time with friends and family. The best time to visit garden is evening to night, when light& sound of fountains show starts.

  • Location: Ajwa
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Distance from Vadodara city: 23 km (approx.)

How to get there

By Road: Vadodara, 112 km from Ahmedabad and 420 km from Mumbai, is located on National Highway 8. There are various state transport (ST) buses and private luxury coaches from all over Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan. Ahmedabad-Vadodara intercity buses take 2 hours and run every 15 minutes. There are also several private bus companies on or near Station Road. Tickets vary according to the type of bus, but the average rate is Rs 100/- to Ahmedabad and Rs 200/- to Mumbai. You can also rent a car with a driver to explore the city and its surroundings at the Express Hotel. Rates range from Rs. 650/- without air-conditioning to Rs. 2200/- for luxury vehicles, for 8 hrs or 80 km per day.

By Rail: Vadodara, a major railway junction is located on the Western Railway, which connects Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmedabad.

By Air: Vadodara is connected by various domestic airlines to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Daman, and Pune.

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