Vadodara

THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF GUJARAT

VADODARA

Vadodara, Gujarat's third largest city, is situated on the banks of the river Vishwamistri and is famous as the cultural capital of Gujarat as well as a centre of educational activities. 
Vadodara was originally known as Vadapradaka, which means a village amidst Banyan trees. Archaeological findings show that there was human habitation here from pre-historic times. Vadodara passed through the hands of the Imperial Guptas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Solankis, Sultans of Delhi, the Mughals and finally the Marathas. Present day Vadodara owes its grandeur to Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, a great ruler, a socio-economic reformer, a patron of arts, architecture and music. It was he who visualized the development of Vadodara. Today Vadodara is a city of palaces, gardens and industrial giants.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Vadodara is situated on the Vishwamitri River. Pavagadh Hill, graced with a combination of Hindu and Jain shrines, towers over Champaner, the 15th century pre-Mughal Islamic fort, representing the diversity of religious influences that have pervaded Gujarat. A mixture of many eras, with a reputation of being the ‘Cultural Capital’, Vadodara gives you many reasons to plan a trip here. 

DEEP DIVE IN VADODARA

HOW TO GET HERE?

Air

Vadodra Airport is well connected by flights with major cities in India.

Rail

Vadodara Junction Railway Station is one of the busiest railway stations in the State, well connected with other cities and towns.

Road

Vadodara is connected by good motorable roads with major cities and towns in the country.

DESTINATIONS NEAR VADODARA

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