Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is one of the major cities in the Gujarat state. The city nestles along the Vishwamitri River banks. Pre-independence, the state was recognized as a princely region. The city hosts and also is also located in close proximity to various interesting places. The city beautifully represents the mix of various historical sites and IT Parks & Industries. The city is also acclaimed as the cultural capital of Gujarat. As the city has been under the reign of various Kings and Maharajas, there are beautiful palaces located throughout the city. Some of the must visit are Nazarbaug Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Makarpura Palace and Laxmi Vilas Palace.
The list of attractions in the city also includes Aurobindo Ashram, Hazira Maqbara, Kanderao Museum, Mandvi City, EME Temple, Nyay Mandir Kala Goda, and more. The city also boasts for lovely gardens and state-owned museums that are counted amongst the popular tourist interest attractions. Some of them include Lal Bag, Sardar Bag, Sayaji Bag, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Maharaj Fateh Singh Museum, and many more.