Vadodara is a cultural capital of India, located within the state of Gujarat. Vadodara’s airport is a mere 8 KM from the city and is a growing tourist hub that often accommodates overflow from other airports in the region. Visiting Vadodara is a cultural experience that you won’t soon forget, but it can be a bit pricey unless you book your flight here with us at Skyscanner using our Flight Finder tool.
If you’re looking to travel to Vadodara, you can choose from the following carriers:
- Jet Airways
- Air India
When Should I Fly To Vadodara?
Flights to Vadodara are inexpensive, except during the seasons of festivals, which tend to coincide with the hottest months of the year. This means that from March to June, tickets to Vadodara will be quite a bit more expensive—and you’ll be as hot as 100 degrees upon your arrival.
If you’d rather visit Vadodara cheaply, August through February are the cooler months when there aren’t any major festivals. These months tend to be extremely rainy, so pack accordingly.
What Should I Expect From Vadodara Airport?
Vadodara’s airport has one domestic terminal and lacks many accommodations that you may be used to like free Wi Fi, baggage handling, and potable water. Be sure to purchase bottled water from one of the vendors, and check to ensure that the bottle hasn’t been opened.
To get to Vadodara itself, you’ll need to hire a taxi. Agree on the fare beforehand, and don’t be alarmed if several others hop into your car with you—they’re likely going to similar areas, and they may be dropped off before you.
Exploring Vadodara and Gujarat
Once you’ve arrived in Vadodara, you can get around using the train and bus system. The train system is mostly for regional transport around Gujarat, but can also take you as far as Delhi if you buy the most expensive ticket.
Vadodara is the spiritual home of all Gujarat and has many festivals throughout the year. For those who are unfamiliar, Gujarat is known for its beautiful palaces, a powerfully performing cricket team, and beautiful Indian landscapes, which Vadodara shares. Be sure to check out Vadodara’s natural beauty at sites like the Sursagar lake.
If shopping is more your thing, the Khanderao Market is a must-visit, combining gorgeous ancient Indian architecture with modern glitz and a uniquely Indian sellers’ aesthetic. Be ready to haggle, and keep your eye out for counterfeit goods. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, the Khanderao Market’s street barbers are known for their speed and efficiency.