Join us on a trail through the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), the royal legacy gifted to the city of Baroda by the Maharaja. We will be witnessing the position of Baroda in colonial India through the metamorphosis of the built facades taking shape in the peculiar Indo-Saracenic style and transforming its stylistic character. The walk will unfold several niches of the domed structure which are testaments to Sayajirao III’s generous contribution to art as a patron and connoisseur.
MSU, apart from being a seat of learning, also adds to the spectacular heritage buildings of Baroda. The royal and eye-catching architectural expanse is not only a landmark of the city but also leaves the outsider smitten with splendour. The walk inside the campus will lead us into a world that is a historical amalgamation of architecture and knowledge.
Among other places, this walk will take the participant through the tastefully done, 100-year-old intricate woodwork of the railings and pillars, and the magnificent dome designed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm in a fusion of Indian and Byzantine architecture.
This guided tour is free.