Vadodara-The City of Tradition
Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third most populous city of Gujarat state after Ahmedabad and Surat, located in the western part of India. The city gets its name from the large number of vad(banyan trees) in the city.Vadodara is also in the list of smart cities of Gujarat. Vadodara is the first non metro city to hold an international marathon with around 65,000 people participating in it. It is also known as the cultural capital of Gujarat. The language spoken here by the people is gujarati. People also speak hindi, marathi, sindhi, punjabi, english - the city is therefore called a multicultural city of Gujarat.
The east part of the city is old and the west part of the city which is, beyond Vadodara railway station, is the modern or recent developed area. The city covers a total area of 225 kilometres. There are many upcoming real estate projects developing by big and reknowned companies of India. The residential flats are available at a very cost effective rate. From the infrastructure point of view, the city is well organized and built in a very lucid but attractive manner. The city is 140 km from Ahmedabad. The railway station is the busiest station with 150 trains arriving daily. The transport facilities are also easily available here.
The city houses many famous industries like GSFC, IOCL, ABB Limited, Siemens, L&T, GETCO, IBM, TBEA and many more. It gives employment to many students who come from outside for higher studies. There are many good colleges like MSU, Navarachna, Gujarat medical college and many more private colleges incorporating future engineers, doctors, CA.
The approximate population of the city is nearly 2,065,771. The city is supplied on an average 53.2 million gallon of water per day. This supply can be termed satisfactory. There are many large and small water bodies like Narmada, Ajwa, Vishwamitri, etc.
If we talk about the food stuff of this city the city is famous for many dishes like sev usal, vada pav, pav bhaji, dabeli, bhakharwadi, samosa, leelo chevdo and many more delicacies. The native Gujarati thali is the attraction for many nri people who come to the city and enjoy the mouth watering food of the city.
There are tourist spots that will drive you to the authentic culture and religious art of the city. The EME temple, Neelkanth dham, Sursagar lake, Laxmi vilas palace, Sayaji baug, Inorbit mall, Planetorium and many such beautiful places will give you the artistic feel of this city. Due to the beauty and serenity of these places,the city is also known as Sanskari nagri and Kala nagri. You will be really amazed by the architecture of this city.