India // Gujarat //

Arrival and information

The railway station and bus stand are close together in the west of town, within easy walking distance of most of the hotels. The airport is 6km northeast (around Rs50 by auto-rickshaw). Gujarat Tourism (Mon–Sat 10.30am–6pm, closed 2nd & 4th Sat of month; t 0265/242 7489) is a couple of kilometres from the station at C-Block, Ground floor, Narmada Bhavan, Jail Road. Cash and travellers’ cheques can be changed at the Bank of Baroda in Sayaji Gunj behind Kadak Bazaar, the Bank of South India opposite or the State Bank of India on RC Dutt (Racecourse) Road close to WelcomHotel Vadodara. The Trade Wings agency behind Hotel Amity in Sayaji Gunj also has an efficient exchange service. The GPO is off Raopura Road in the centre of town. Crossword at Annapurna Society in Alkapuri, in the west of the city, is an excellent bookshop, alternatively try Book World in Sayaji Gunj. For internet access, try New Speedy Cyber Café (Rs15/hr), opposite the Apsara hotel.

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