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Introduction

Vadodara also known as Baroda is the third most-populated city in the Indian state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat. Vadodara is famous for its palaces, parks, temples and museums. Vadodara is number one industrial city of Gujarat. Gujurat's cultural capital and is often referred to as “Sanskari-Nagar” or ‘Cultured City’.The area is linguistically and culturally very diverse.Vadodara has a rich historical background. The ardent historian can trace Vadodara's history over 2000 years and more. The first noted history of the city was of the early trader settlers who settled in the region in 812 A.D.

Area 148 sq km
Altitude 129 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-24.0C,Max.-46.0 C Winter,Min.-9.0C,Max.-30.0C
Language Gujarati, English, Hindi
STD Code 0265
Rainfall 93 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Vadodara MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The city has an airport connected with Mumbai and Delhi.
  2. Rail:- Vadodara is on the Western Railway Mumbai Delhi and Mumbai Ahmedabad line. It is 100 kms. from Ahmedabad, its narrowguage line operates from Pratapnagar Railway Station and Vishwamitri Railway Station.
  3. Road:- Vadodara is connected by road on National Highway No. 8 with all the major cities of India. Its is 436 kms. from Mumbai and 956 kms. from Delhi.

Places to Visit

Vadodara Museum Vrindavan Garden Kala Ghoda Kutubuddin Maquabara
Laheripura Gate Laxmivilas Palace Fatehsingh Museum Mural Paintings
Nazarbaug Palace Patel Planetarium    

Excursion

Pavagarh Champaner Kayavarohan Bodeli
Dabhoi Chandod    

Shopping

Textiles and the entire selection of handicrafts that Gujarat is so famous for easily available. The bulk of shopping is done in the shops at Raopura, Mandvi, Teen Darwaza and Lehripura Mandir Bazar. More modern shops selling contemporary fashion apparel and furnishings can be found at Alkapuri Arcade and National Plaza.

Accommodation

Welcome Hotel Vadodara Express Hotel Taj Residency Vadodara Hotel Surya
Express Alakpuri Hotel Surya Palace Hotel Hotel Airport Hotel Sayaji
Sagar Hotel Hotel Revival Hotel Savshanti Towers