Vadodara (IPA: /ʋə'ɽod̪əɾa/), which used to be known as Baroda, the Cultural Capital of Gujarat, is the third largest city in the Western Indian State of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, southeast of Ahmedabad, 139 kilometres (86 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar. The railway line and NH 8 that connect Delhi and Mumbai pass through Vadodara. As of 2011 Vadodara had a population of almost 2.2 million+ people. The city is the site of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, the residence of the Maharaja of Baroda and the royal family; and his erstwhile Darbar. It is also the home of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Vadodara), the largest university in Gujarat. An important industrial, cultural and educational hub of western India, the city houses several institutions of national and regional importance while its major industries include petrochemicals, engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, IT and foreign exchange services amongst others. Wikipedia
This is a comprehensive travel guide for Vadodara in India. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Vadodara like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Ahmedabad, India. Attractions in Ahmedabad include Sabarmati Museum, Kankaria Lake, Akshardham Temple. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Tour packages of Vadodara are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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