The city is also known by the name of Baroda and is located in the state of Gujarat. It is the third largest populated city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat
The history of Vadodara has many interesting and hidden facts. The city was ruled by various emperors starting from the Guptas to the Marathas and finally by the Britishers. Though Britishers had a hold in the city, but it always remained a princely state till independence.
A Jain writer in the medieval period described Vadodara as “Tilak on the brove of Lata”
Vadodara – A city of rich architecture, art and culture and a business hub
The city is famous for its palaces and museums that are a source of major tourist attractions. The palaces unfold the history of Vadodara with interesting facts about the same. The city is also emerging fast as a business hub.
The city is referred to as the most cultured city because of the broadmindedness of the people and the quality education offered. Majority of the people are Hindus and the festival which is celebrated with great pomp and show is Garba during Navratras.
The city also celebrates other festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Gudi Padwa etc. with equal enthusiasm
With the establishment of Gujarat refinery and Indian Oil Corporation ltd. in 1962, Vadodara gain momentum in the industrial segment along with education and cultural sector. There are various major large scale industries in Vadodara which offer lot of employment opportunities to the people living there.
In the fields of sports, Vadodara has its own professional cricket team which has won Ranji Trophy six times.
Even in the field of education also, Institutes of Vadodara offers quality education to its students.
Climate and best time to visit
Tropical and savannah type of climate is seen in Vadodara with a variance in climatic conditions. The best time to visit Vadodara is from October to March.