The royal mausoleum of the Gaekwad dynasty, Kirti Mandir, is one of the most stunning but understated buildings in Baroda. Situated in the heart of the city, it was built in honour of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III’s silver jubilee celebration in 1936. The building is E-shaped and features beautiful architectural features like balconies, terraces, tombs, domes and a brilliantly carved 35 metres high central shikhara. The interiors have murals by Nandalal Bose, based on themes like Gangavataran, Life of Meera, the battle of Mahabharat and Natir Poojan and some rare paintings from the famous artist Raja Ravi Varma.
How to Reach:
Vadodara is connected by various domestic airlines to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Daman, and Pune.
Vadodara is a major railway junction is located on the Western Railway, which connects Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
Vadodara, 112 km from Ahmedabad and 420 km from Mumbai, is located on National Highway 8.