Vadodara is the third largest city of Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is considered as the state's cultural capital with some interesting museums, art galleries and a fine park. The city is mixture of many eras and its reputation as "Cultural Capital" dates largely from the late 19th century, when it was the capital of the princely state of Baroda. The city's Fine Arts College attracts students from around the country and abroad.

Vadodara has large base of industries. Indian Oil Corporation(IOCL), Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC), Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL, now owned by Reliance Industries Limited) and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) have come up in the vicinity of Gujarat Refinery to fulfill their requirements of fuel and feedstock. Other large scale public units are Heavy Water Project, Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) & Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). The city is also known as the a leading engineering centre housing many national and multinational engineering companies.

Vadodara has many places of interest including Laxmivilas Palace, Makarapura Palace, Pratap Vilas palace, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Kirti Mandir, Kirti Stambh, etc. The excursions from Vadodara have many impressive tourist spots including Pavagadh, Champaner, Ajwa, etc.

Tourist Places

Laxmi Vilas Palace

EME Temple

Sayaji Baug

Maharaja Fatesingh Museum

Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Sursagar Lake

Kirti Mandir

Dabhoi Fort


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (121 km from Vadodara Railway Station)
Vadodara Airport (8 km from Vadodara Railway Station)
Vadodara Railway Station
GSRTC Bus Stand, Vadodara (0.9 km from Vadodara Railway Station)
Local Cabs Available


Amee Deep Hospital
Balaji Hospital
Bankers Heart Institute
Esc Day Spa
Heaven on Earth Wellness Spa
Aura Thai Spa
Yep Spa
Thai Refresh Express - Luxury Spa

Shop & Eat

Ethnic Handicraft Shop
Garvi Gurjari Emporium
Garvi Gurjari Emporium
Damodardas Mohanlal Chokshi
Gandevikar Jewellers Pvt Ltd
Mangaldeep Store
Thakur's Sarees
Shree Kathiyawadi Khadki
Sasumaa Gujarati Thali
Rasthal Gujarati Thali
Little Italy
La Quello Mediterranean Kitchen
Fiorella Italian Restaurant