Baroda was the capital of one of the most powerful princely state prior to independence. Baroda now called Vadodara is a pleasant, medium sized city with some interesting museums and art galleries and a fine park etc.
Situated on the south of city of Ahmedabad lies the city of Vadodara. Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums. It is also known as Baroda and rises from the banks of River Vishwamitri. Vadodara is the industrial and cultural capital of Gujarat. Vadodara, originally 'Vadapadraka' means a village amidst the banyan trees. Baroda is known as the garden city of Gujarat. In the centre of Vadodara town is a huge lake.
Vadodara also known as Baroda is situated at the bank of Vishwamitri river. Vadodara is located in southeast of Ahmedabad. Vadodara is famous for its palaces, parks, temples and museums. Vadodara is number one industrial city of Gujarat. Vadodara is also called as 'Sanskari Nagari' for its rich culture traditions. Vadodara is one of india's most cosmopolition cities.
Vadodara is also famous for education. MS University of Baroda is the only university in Gujarat with English as the medium of instruction. It has 13 faculties and 17 residential hostels, 4 of them for girls. The university caters to over 30,000 students
Vadodara is known for its palaces, museums and parks. The Sayaji Bagh is a big well-laid park and an important tourist attraction. Vadodara Museum and Art Gallery is also attractive place for tourist.