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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 60.45 (High)
    • Water Pollution 61.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.42 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50.4 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.36 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.47 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 49.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.58 (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 38.31 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.08 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.29 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.43 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.85 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.17 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.07 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.81 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.71 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.79 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.65 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.53 (Moderate)
  • Living in Vadodara - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 62.59 (High)
    • Pollution Index 65.76 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.11 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 20.86 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.72 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 74.98 (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 2.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.64 USD

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

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