Vadodara Tourism

Vadodara, formerly called Baroda, is a major city in the Indian state of Gujrat. The state’s third-largest, Vadodara is located on the banks of Vishwamitri River. For years, Vadodara was the residence of Baroda State's Maratha royal family, the Gaekwads and their presence in the city is evident through many architectural marvels that they built during their rules.

A Hindu-dominated city through centuries, many kingdoms like the Gupta Empire and the Chaulukya dynasty rules this city before the Delhi Sultans took over only to be thrown over by the Mughals. Vadodara's more recent history talks about how the Maratha general Pilaji Gaekwad conquered the city from Mughals in 1726. This has resulted in Vadodara having many Hindu and Jain shrines and a few Mughal Islamic fort.

Vadodara City is also called the cultural capital of Gujarat and the Sanskari City of India. The city celebrates many festivals all throughout the year with great joy and pompous. Religious sites like Pavagadh Fort and Early Temples, Sikander Shah's Tomb and Sakar Khan Dargah at Halol, and Mosques of Champaner are quite popular. Then there are many ecotourism and heritage sites near Vadodara as well.

Essential travel information and Vadodara tips for your visit

  • Time zone: India Standard Time (GMT +05:30)
  • Currency: India Rupee (INR)
  • Electricity: The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. In Vadodara, the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, and M.
  • Languages: Gujarati is widely spoken in Vadodara. Other languages spoken include English, Hindi, Marathi, and Sindhi.  
  • Internet: Most hotels and restaurants will provide you Wi-Fi access.
  • Know the pollution level of Vadodara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58.64 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.99 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.04 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 49.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 54.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.26 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Vadodara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vadodara.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.54 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.59 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.34 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.73 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 23.81 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.1 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.82 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.24 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.55 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.09 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25.81 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.48 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 32.81 (Low)
    • Safety Index 70.11 (High)
    • Pollution Index 64.66 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.8 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.45 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.41 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 60.78 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vadodara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.26 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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