Ajwa Garden - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Vadodara): 23 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours

Place Location: On The Banks Of Ajwa Dam

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

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.

Park Entry Timings: 10 AM - 8 PM

Musical Fountain: 6 PM - 8 PM (November to February) & 7 PM - 9 PM (March to October)

Entry: Rs. 20 for Adults & Rs. 15 for Children