Raopura Tower - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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The Maharani Chimnabai tower, commonly called as Raopura tower is one of the major landmarks of the city erected in 1896. It is a five storied structure hat still dominates the skyline of the city. The fourth level features a huge clock fitted on all four sides of it. It was recently restored by the authorities of the city.

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Attractions Near Raopura Tower

Sur Sagar Lake

Sur Sagar Lake

0.48km from Raopura Tower

Sur Sagar Lake also known as the Chand Talao is a lake situated in the middle of the city of Vadodara. The lake was rebuilt with stone masonry in the 18th Century. The water in this lake remains in it for the whole year. A concrete wall surrounds the lake on which the people use to sit. A 120 ft tall statue of Lord Shiva built by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan stands in the middle of the lake. There are many underwater gates in the lake that empty the lake if it overflows.

Nyay Mandir

Nyay Mandir

0.97km from Raopura Tower

Built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in the memory of his wife, Nyaya Mandir in Vadodara is a spectacular monument designed by the Robert Chisholm. Nyaya Mandir comprises a central hall with mosaic tiles and a statue of Chimnabai, wife of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of the Gaekwad dynasty of the Marathas. This ancient building is now a district session court.

Kirti Stambh Vadodara

Kirti Stambh Vadodara

0.97km from Raopura Tower

One of the most popular landmark of Vadodara, located near the polo ground was built in 1935 to commemorate the 60 years rule of the Maharaja Sayajirao 3rd. The sthambha is made out of pink Songadh stone.

Kirti Mandir Vadodara

Kirti Mandir Vadodara

1.08km from Raopura Tower

Built-in 1936 as a royal mausoleum of the Gaekwad dynasty, Kirti Mandir now stands as a glorious monument of Vadodara. The grand building, situated in the heart of the city, was set up in the honor of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III's silver jubilee celebration. This E-shaped building features beautiful elements like balconies, terraces, tombs, domes and a brilliantly carved 35 meters high central shikhara.

Mandvi Gate

Mandvi Gate

1.11km from Raopura Tower

Mandvi Gate, often termed as the North gate of the Royal Enclosure, is one of the major landmarks in Vadodara dating back to the Mughal period. Built by Sultan Muzaffar (1511-26 AD), this square-shaped pavilion features three bold arched openings on each of its four sides. Marked by a market place in today’s time, this gate separates the two intermingled streets into four that meet in the centre.

Nazar Baug Palace

Nazar Baug Palace

1.18km from Raopura Tower

Nazar Baug Palace was the Gaekwad's royal palace in the city of Vadodara, The Nazar Bāgh Palace' was built in 1721. It had three storeys and is the oldest palace in Baroda. It was constructed by Malhār Rāo Gaekwad in the late 19th century. This palace was used on ceremonial occasions by the Gaekwads. Till recently, it housed the royal family heirlooms. It had solid gold and silver guns, each barrel weighing over 100 kg. The grounds also contain the Shïsh Mahal, a Palace of Glass.

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