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Baroda(Vadodara) Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 129 m
  • Pincode: 391110
  • District: Vadodara
  • Language: Gujarati,Hindi
  • STD code: 0265
  • Weather: Summer 18 to 40°C, Winter 10 to 30°C
Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is one of the popular cities in Gujarat along with Ahmedabad and Surat. The city is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri River, the water stream named after rishi Vishwamitra. Located at a distance of 120 km from Ahmedabad, the city is one of the important centres of western India.

The name Vadodara is a dedication to its former ruler, Sayajirao Gaekwad III (1875-1939 AD). It was called as Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then Viravati, which means ‘house of the brave’ and Vadpatra, as it featured plenty of banyan trees. The present name of Vadodara originated from Vadpatra.

According to historians, Vadodara's history is over 2,000 years old and the city has been ruled by Hindus, Pathans, Mughals and Marathas. The city houses different language speaking populace such as Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi and English.

Baroda saw the settlement of traders during 812 AD and was dominated by the Hindu kings until 1297. During the early years of the Christian era, the town was ruled by the Gupta Empire and was taken over by the Chalukya Dynasty. With the spread of Muslim rule in the country, the city was ruled by the Delhi Sultans who were later overthrown by Mughal emperors. Finally, the Marathas took over the region from the Mughals.

The best way to get around Vadodara is by an auto rickshaw. Apart from exploring tourist hotspots like the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Aurobindo Ashram and the Walled city among other attractions, tourists can also visit the MG University, which has made Vadodara one of the most sought-after educational hubs in the country.

Tourists visiting Vadodara can also visit the various shopping malls the city boasts of or indulge in some street shopping. They can shop for handicrafts, textiles and leather products from the various bazaars in the city, especially Nava Bazaar. As for eating out, apart from restaurants, street food available near MS University is worth a try. Hawkers serving egg dishes, vada pav and Indian-Chinese delicacies are quite renowned.

As the geographical location of the city is close to the Thar Desert, the city has tropical savannah climatic conditions. The summer temperature ranges from 45⁰ Celsius to 24⁰ Celsius. On the other hand, the winter temperature ranges between 31⁰ Celsius and 11⁰ Celsius. Keeping weather conditions in mind, the ideal time to visit Baroda is during March and April.

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Priyank Soni

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  • Priyank Soni
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 1 Review
  •  225 readers

"Nice place to go!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Vadodara is a very good place. Nice to move around very clean city many places are there to visit the Kamatibaug, The maharaja sayajirao Gaekwad palace, the hajira, many places are there Ajwa dam a natures creation. A place were such atmosphere is there with mother nature.
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Vivek .

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  • Vivek .
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  548 readers

"Known for its cultural capital"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Vadodara was just a rest over for me while visiting Champaner-Pavagadh. I utilized few hours left in evening after visiting Pavagadh and later I regret it wish I had one more day to explore the city. The city is known as cultural capital of Gujarat and indeed it's worth the title. Tour to Laxmi Vilas Palace takes you to days of royal Gaikwad's. The museum in vicinity of palace exhibits original creations of Raja Ravi Varma along with other art pieces. There are few great cuisine corners in city as well if you want to enjoy Gujarati food.
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Bhanu Garg

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  • Bhanu Garg
  • 1 Review
  •  183 readers

"Famous city in India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is the so great place of India, I visit this place 4 year ago. I enjoy this city very much. The people of this city is so sweet. It is also very clean city. I also enjoy in Narmada river near this place, I have a great fun here. I never miss this place.
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Jigar Vanjara

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  • Jigar Vanjara
  • 1 Review
  •  200 readers

"Nice place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I first visit Baroda and was really very nice experience. Baroda is very nice city. I was journey by train. Really had lot of fun with guys. There was all Maharaja Syajirav Gaikwad Samrajay. Was traditional value system. Everything was amazing.
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Jayanta sengupta

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  • Jayanta sengupta
  • 11 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  960 readers

"Excellent - well up to expectations"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a most enjoyable, rewarding and enriching experience. I really had not enough time to do justice to Vadodara. Next time, I shall certainly make more time available, and would really recommend that any visitor should have at least 3 or 4 days for Vadodara and the surrounding places of interest.
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Hemant Sant

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  • Hemant Sant
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  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 84 photos
  • 42 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  44116 readers

"Educational and Cultural City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Vadodara, Baroda was a Gaekwad Maratha state under Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Maharaja spent all his life and citizen taxes to built facades, Parks, Museums Libraries, Palaces Colleges, Hospitals, Institutions education technical fine arts music women's emancipation hubs and anything which a world citizen expects even today anywhere in the world. Baroda got most of it from 1878-1939 till he ruled this Western Indian industrial educational cultural city of three millions. It has 100 organised gardens jogging and elders children parks within its bounds. Nyay Mandir was temple of Justice, Kirti Mandir a tribute to elders a Abbey. Kala Bhawan a technical institute where great Dada Phalke learnt primary skills of movie making. Music college a first, Great fine arts faculty, Women's education training of all kinds. Today a cosmopolitan city celebrates Navratry Garba longest biggest ladies dance festival plus Kite Flying day which ends as Fire cracker show from terraces around this multicultural city. Rock shows Classical feats to Bengal Sangha to Kerala Samajam Arangetram all hues are in this garden city.
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  • 3 votes

Hetu Patel

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  • Hetu Patel
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 2 Reviews
  •  431 readers

"Crowded place but good for its food"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's all about food! Food here is great, you should try this at least once in a life, and yeah its a small city but good place to have fun. It doesn't have traffic issues though it may sometime get crowded you can plan to visit adjacent places around the city.
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Trikam Patel

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  • Trikam Patel
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  642 readers

"Awesome City - Baroda"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
This the place where I had lived before I suggest you to visit this city because this city was awesome city than I ever had seen. In this city there so many things to see the most popular place to see is Maharaja sayajirao museum, garden, zoo etc this is the awesome place to visit. This place is best for colleagues student for studying. Just one time visit here I will sure you that definitely you like it.
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Raj Singh

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  • Raj Singh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  736 readers

"Nice experience at Baroda"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
It was a beautiful place. Every place is clean and beautiful. Every people are of nice thought and takes care of every people. Many place is there to visit like water park, shopping malls and worship place. And good place with good people we can say. I love that place and I wish again to go there.
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Parag c. Bari

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  • Parag c. Bari
  • Lives in Pune
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  3047 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2015
I was on office trip in this city. I stayed near to Sursagar lake near Dandia Bazar. It's main city area and very good place for shopping for both. I was really surprised when I saw the main bus stand for State transport. It was too good, clean and well-managed. I like this city.
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