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Vadodara Gujarat Travel Guide

Vadodara also known as Baroda is cultural capital of Gujarat state of India. Vadodara city is located on the shores of the Vishwamitri River in the southeast of Ahmedabad city. The city is very well-known for Lakshmi Vilas Palace, residence of Royal family of Vadodara state of Maharajas. And Palace also houses Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, the largest university of Gujarat. The History of Vadodara starts when decades ago Maratha general Pilaji Gaekwad conquered Songadh from the Mughals in 1726. After the Maratha defeat in the in the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, control of the empire by the Peshwas weakened as it became a loose confederacy, and the Gaekwad Maharajas ruled the kingdom until it acceded to Independent Republic of India in 1949. The golden period in the Maratha rule of Vadodara started with the accession of Maharaja Sayajirao III in 1875.

Vadodara is the cultural capital of Gujarat where all traditional festivals are celebrated in a unique way. Vadodara is also known as Sanskari Nagari. Vadodara houses many palatial palaces, monuments, buildings, Museums and gardens. Vadodara is visited by many tourists and to reach here Vadodara Houses Airport which is well-connected with Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Vadodara Junction Railway station Gujarat's busiest junction with almost 150 trains passing through every day and Vadodara is well-connected via road transport.

Tourist Attractions in Vadodara

  • Laxmi Vilas Palace