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Ajwa Nimeta Garden, Vadodara – Spend Weekend Evening With Musical Fountains

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February 9, 2016

Ajwa Nimeta garden is an excellent destination to spend leisure weekend near Vadodara. Ajwa Nimeta’s USP is a row of musical fountains which makes an evening vibrant and colorful as ever.

My trip to Ajwa Nimeta musical fountains materialised in very last semester of B.Tech in Computer Engineering.

Though, during school trips too, Ajwa Nimeta had always been a stop. Ajwa garden is for people of all ages. Kids can play cheerfully and oldies can soothe themselves watching their grandchildren have fun. 🙂

Sharing experiences of my trip to Ajwa Nimeta Gardens…

Ajwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Hello? What’s up?

So it started like this. I was in last academic semester of engineering and was already
placed. Dark clouds of future weren’t hovering over the head.

It was Sunday. I called Rahul & Smit, the other two members of our RSD squad. 😉
(Rahul, Smit, Darpan).

Me: “Hey it’s Sunday. What you’re up to?”

They: “We’re about to leave for Vadodara.”

Me: “Hold on! I’m joining too!”

And there we were, on good old CBZ!

Parking area of Ajwa Nimeta gardenAjwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Drive to Ajwa Nimeta

It took us one and a half hour to reach to Ajwa Garden from Anand. Roads are top notch and straight forward.

Ticket counterAjwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Decoding Ajwa and Nimeta

Maharaj Sayajirao Gaekwad III built dam in 20th century in Ajwa.

Ajwa = Reservoir / Lake / Sarovar formed by the dam.

Nimeta = Water treatment plant on the reservoir.

 

Over the time, they bound firmly with each other and now they are known as nothing but Ajwa Nimeta. 🙂

The water treatment plant provides water to lacs of citizens of Vadodara city.

One fact I didn’t know about Ajwa Nimeta Garden and Musical Fountains: The garden has been cultivated by taking reference of Vrindavan Gardens, Mysore. See photos of Vrindavan Gardens: here.

Ajwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

List of Points at Ajwa Nimeta

1. Ajwa Nimeta Garden

2. Ajwa Nimeta Musical Fountain

3. Ajwa Fun World Water & Amusement Park

4. Ajwa Dam & Reservoir

5. Nimeta Water Treatment Plant

 

As far as I know, entry to Ajwa Dam and Nimeta Plant is restricted due to some accidents happened in past. You need to take prior permission before visiting them.

Nice quote!Ajwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Bheegey Hont Tere!

As soon as we entered into garden, we found ourselves listening to an exotic Bollywood song!

Bheegey Hont Tere…Pyaasa Dil Mera…

I halted for a moment and looked around. Spotted some love birds having good time
in corners. Oh! What a perfect setup! 😛

A place to enjoy moments!Ajwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Timings and Best Time To Visit

Due to personal work, we left Ajwa in late afternoon. Nevertheless, I see no point visiting Ajwa Nimeta if not for musical fountains. They are, in fact, the unique point of this garden.

Ajwa Nimeta can be visited anytime during entire year.

Garden is mostly non crowded in afternoonsAjwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Ajwa Musical Fountain Timings: Saturday, Sunday Monday

They are also operated during public holidays like, Independence day, Republic day, Christmas, Ramzan-Id, Sharad purnima, Gaurivrat (Jagran).

Photo: scrapboktravelblog.blogspot.com

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Timings:

Month Regular Fountain Musical Fountain
November to February 6 PM to 8 PM 6.30 PM, 7.15 PM, 8.00 PM
March to October 7 PM to 9 PM 7.30 PM, 8.15 PM, 9.00 PM

 

Photo: scrapboktravelblog.blogspot.com

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Entry Fees

Above 12 yr: ₹ 20
5 – 12 yr: ₹ 15
Below 5: Free

Ajwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Food

Visitors are allowed to take food inside garden. (This was true when I last visited, August 2015).

Many stalls and hotels are present on the nose of garden. Though, do carry your some if possible. I personally felt like the bottled water there was risky.

Food setupsAjwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Beware of waterAjwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

Going off

Ajwa Nimeta garden and musical fountains is a complete weekend package for all.

A place to chillax from rushy hushy city life!

Chillax! Left – Me, Right – SmitAjwa Nimeta Dam Garden Vadodara, Gujarat - Musical Fountain Timing, Photos, Video, Contact Number, Map, Waterpark

 

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13 Comments
  1. Reply

    Meet Dave

    October 26, 2022

    Today 26 oct 2022 wed ( NEW YEAR) day , musical fountain show open ?

  2. Reply

    Ambica primary school

    December 21, 2017

    We are planing to school tour for musical and fire fountaion
    Which day and time i see the fountaion ?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      December 21, 2017

      Hello,

      Please go through the timing details mentioned above in the post.

      Friday/Saturday/Sunday, after 7 PM should be a good time.

  3. Reply

    Ambica primary school

    December 21, 2017

    I want to Ajava Garden contect No

  4. Reply

    Krunal

    December 13, 2017

    is that musical fountain r available to watch at 14 Dec. Means that tomorrow.?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      December 13, 2017

      Hi, as mentioned above, Ajwa Musical Fountain is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

      The information may be outdated and thus wrong. If not then it will be a wise idea to plan on either of those days.

  5. Reply

    Darpan Dodiya

    May 29, 2017

    Ajwa Nimeta Garden’s fountain show is open on every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. As well as during public holidays.

    Show time depends on the season. As a rule of thumb, first show will start after it gets dark. So around 7 PM.

  6. Reply

    olk

    February 4, 2017

    Nice

  7. Reply

    Darpan Dodiya

    July 1, 2016

    Yesterday, I came across one update regarding Ajwa Nimeta Garden on TOI. To summarize it,

    – The work on the Vrindavan Gardens popularly called Ajwa Gardens will now be undertaken by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL).
    – Garden will house an entertainment zone touted to be the first of its kind in the city.
    – A theme park was planned on an area of 60 acres besides the entertainment zone on an area of 10 acres.
    – GSFC had already begun work on a laser show at the garden. Rs 10crore are to be spend on the show.

    If all goes well, then Ajwa Garden is sure to get major face lift!

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/TCGL-to-give-to-Ajwa-garden-Rs-60-crore-facelift/articleshow/52981916.cms

    • Reply

      Shaikh Naim

      April 1, 2017

      Thanks a lot. all information nice

      • Reply

        Darpan Dodiya

        April 2, 2017

        Happy to help 🙂

  8. Reply

    Trivedi A.

    May 6, 2016

    Nice blog!

    Keep writing!

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      May 6, 2016

      For sure. Thanks! 🙂

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