At the banks of river Vishwamitri lies the ancient city of Vadodara or Baroda as the local people like to call it. The Vadodara Railway station lies in the middle of the city and divides it into the old city at the Eastern side and towards the west lies the modernity.
The city had been industrialized during the ancient era only and is known worldwide for its cotton textiles. The city narrates its tales through its cosmopolitan culture and numerous palaces and tombs scattered throughout the city.
What Vadodara Has to offer?
Whether you are a foodie, a historian, a party animal or all of it, the city will never leave you disappointed. You can dance on the dandiya beats or stuff yourself with the mouth-watering jalebi-fafda, it is totally up to you how you wanna live each and every second to the fullest in the city. Here are a few things that you can explore in the city:
The city is full of palaces and temples, some of which are listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These include the Sayajirao Palace, the Kirti Mandir, the Laxmi Vilas Palace, the tomb of Qutb-ud-din Muhammad and the Makarpura Palace.
The city has a rich Gujju cultured spread deep within its roots. The Dandiya and Garba nights dazzle the streets of the city. The worship of Goddess Durga is quite popular. The colorful traditional dresses provide life to the city.
The simple yet flavorsome Gujrati cuisine is served in the platter cheerfully that will make your heart fill with joy. The delicious khandwis, dhoklas and theplas are just a few dishes in the plate.
The city is full of traditional shops where you can find beautiful handicrafts and wonderful traditional dresses and jewelry. The city also houses a number of malls where you can satisfy the inner fashionista.
The nine-day celebration of Navratri is the highlight of every Gujarati city and Vadodara is no exception. The streets are full of bright colorful attires and music dazzles the entire city as the dandiya nights fill the residents with an enthusiasm to dance and celebrate.