Vadodara or Baroda (as it was formerly known as) is the most populated and the third largest city in Gujarat. Thanks to its location on the banks of the Vishwamitri River and proximity to the important cities of Delhi and Mumbai Vadodara has always been a trading center. The place was once ruled by the Gupta Empire which was later replaced by the Chalukyas. Finally, the Solankis took over and established their kingdom there. Then the Delhi Sultans came to power and ruled over the region for many years before getting overpowered by the Mughals. During the British rule, like every other states of India, Gujarat including the then Baroda too came under their influence, but it somehow managed to still retain its princely state. One can experience Vadodara's past grandeur even today while visiting the city on a leisurely trip.
Coming to the lodging options available, there are many budget hotels in Vadodara and some luxury hotels too. The best hotels in Vadodara help their guests in planning their sightseeing activities in a much convenient way.
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English are the principal languages spoken here.
Nearest Airports: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport.
Best Time to Visit: October - March.
Emergency Contact Number: 108 (Police: 100, Medical: 102, Fire: 101).