Sursagar Lake : This lake is situated in the middle of the city of Vadodara. Originally it was a little pond called ‘Chandan Talav ‘ , which was built by Shri Sureshwar Desai, hence named after him as Sursagar. It was renovated and decorated time to time by different rulers of Vadodara. This lake remains full of water through out the year. There are many gates in the lake to manage water in case it overflows.
When it was built, it was out of walled city of Vadodara, but now it is in the middle of the city , in much crowded area. There are many temples on the banks of sursagar , out of which most famous and visited is Akkalkot Swami Maharaj Mandir and Hanuman Mandir adjacent to it. Faculty of performing arts , M.S. University , famously known as ‘Music College’ established by Sir Sayajirao Maharaja of Baroda is also situated in front of Sursagar.
Municipal corporation Vadodara has installed very beautiful and tall statue of Lord Shiva in the centre of lake. The lake is worth visiting and good place to hang out.
How to Reach:
Vadodara is connected by various domestic airlines to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Daman, and Pune.
Vadodara is a major railway junction 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. 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.