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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.

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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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Facts and Stats for Vadodara*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vadodara

    Know the pollution level of Vadodara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.11 (High)
    • Water Pollution 61.4 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.47 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50.85 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.03 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 55.91 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 49.59 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.32 (Moderate)
  • Vadodara: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Vadodara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vadodara.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.22 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.64 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.07 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.96 (High)
    • Car Stealing 33.62 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.27 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.4 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.73 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.14 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.64 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.77 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.9 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.53 (Moderate)
  • Living in Vadodara - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.39 (High)
    • Pollution Index 66.58 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.06 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 22.35 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.71 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 74.58 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Vadodara

    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 2.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.97 USD

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

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