Cultured and clamorous in equal parts, Vadodara will take you by surprise with its many identities. The sprawling urban spaces of today’s Vadodara, still carry signs of the legacy and splendor of the Baroda of past. Boasting of an undeniably phenomenal history, the city is enriched by a prosperous heritage. Emerging as one of the fastest developing cities in India, it is far from being consumed by the tide of the blaring chaos that comes with it. Instead, the fascinating depth of its marvelous culture engulfs the city. As you walk through its plush neighborhoods and swanky roads, gazing at the age-old reminders of its glorious history, you cannot help but be charmed.
Vadodara, also known as Baroda, derives its name from the ‘Vad’ or Banyan trees, found here in abundance. With origins dating back to the 9th century, Vadodara boasts of a rich history. Ruled by many powerful dynasties, it later became the stronghold of the Gaekwads. Known as the cultural capital of Gujarat, it boasts of a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Vadodara also owes much of its development to the illustrious Gaekwad rulers who paved the path for modernization and progress.
Known as the cultural capital of Gujarat, Vadodara has plenty of experiences to offer. With a thriving culture at its heart, it is a delight to any traveler. Fondly known as 'Sanaskari Nagar', Vadodara will excite and amaze you at every step. A cosmopolitan city in the truest sense, its culture binds the different ethnicities that call the city home. The rich legacy of its magnificent past can be seen in the form of the ancient monuments adorning the city. Art is an inseparable part of the city, evident in the numerous art galleries that can be found here.
Vadodara has also gained repute as an educational city. Some of the topmost universities in India can be found here. Indeed, the educational tradition of Vadodara is an integral part of the city's very identity. With such a strong base of academics, it is only natural that the city is also among the fastest emerging industrial and commercial centers in the country. A tour of its many industries including those manufacturing cotton textiles and pharmaceuticals can be very helpful in understanding the city's commercial tradition. But in addition to the large manufacturing units, Vadodara is also home to many small-scale and cottage industries that foster its economic development. Shoppers can buy some of the best works of art and the finest of handspun khadi cloth at Vadodara.
Auto-rickshaws and taxis can be easily hailed from the streets and as convenient as well as affordable. The city buses are favored by the locals and though crowded, can be an excellent opportunity of enjoying the local flavor of the city. For a more comfortable, but expensive alternative for traveling within the city, you can also hire a private car or taxi.
On a daily basis there are approximately 14 flights that operate at Vadodara Airport.Air India and IndiGo are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Vadodara through train.Vadodara Jnis one of the most popular train stations in Vadodara.On an average about 300+ trains pass through Vadodara on a daily basis.Surat to Vadodara, Ahmedabad to Vadodara, Mumbai to Vadodaraare some of the most popular routes to Vadodara with 327, 308, 274 trains weekly respectively.
By road Vadodara is surrounded by Borsad, Anand, Halol which are 18.87 km, 21.23 km, 23.66 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Vadodara has a total of 57 hotels.There are 57 hotels in Vadodara with the popular ones being Surya Palace Hotel, The Taj Gateway Hotel Akota, Ginger Vadodara, Royal Orchid Central Akota, The Fern Residency, Hampton by Hilton etc.
'A reminder of Vadodara’s glorious past, the Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the citys most prized monuments. It is here that the ruling royal family of Vadodara, the Gaekwads lived. The palace was bu...Know More →
'The Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is located within the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace itself. It houses an excellent collection of art and paintings from across the world, including the personal collecti...Know More →