Padra is a small city located in the Vadodara district of Gujarat. Padra is around 16 km from Vadodara and 139 km from Gandhinagar. It is known for its traditional and beautiful gold jewellery and footwear. Since Padra is located close to Vadodara-a tourist destination, it gets its fair share of visitors who come here. There are many tours and excursions that tourists can undertake from here by getting hold of a travel guide to chart out an itinerary.
Places to Stay
Padra has limited accommodation options. Nearby Vadodara, Dahej, and Bahruch offer comfortable and budget friendly hotels such as Rajdhani Hotel in Vadodara (Tariff – Rs. 800), Lords Eco Inn in Dahej (Tariff – Rs. 2600), Reven Hotel in Bahruch (Tariff – Rs. 400), and Presidency Tower Hotel in Vadodara (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Padra is Gujarati. The other languages spoken here are Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, and English.
Diwali, Uttarayana, Holi, Eid, Gudi Padwa, and Ganesh Chaturthi are the main festivals which are celebrated with great fervor. Navaratri dandiya is the highlight of the festive season in October.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Padra such as Vadodara (16 km), Pavagadh (59 km), Champaner (64 km), and Anand (47 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Padra is the Vadodara Airport (19 km).
Vadodara Jn (BRC) (7.7 km) is the nearest railway station from Padra.
There are daily bus services to Baroda, Anand, Ahemadabad, Champaner, Pavagadh, Bahruch, Karjan, Petlad, and Anklav. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Manish Travels, Patel Travels, and Ronak Travels. Making use of bus ticket coupons are the best way to get discounts while booking your tickets.