Vadodara is a city in Gujarat and it was earlier called as Baroda. It is one of the largest cities in the Gujarat state and it is a cosmopolitan city. The city has a population of more than 1.8 million people and it is commonly known for – Lakshmi Villas Palace, which is the home for Baroda state’s Maratha who belongs to the royal family of Gaekwads. The city is also the resident of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, which is the largest University of Gujarat. Vadodara is a famous city and it has many industries and institutes and people from other parts of the country also come and study in Vadodara.
Vadodara was earlier a Hindu dominant city in the early 812 AD. The province was divided by Hindu rulers until 1297. The first empire to rule this province was the Gupta Empire in the early CE. Later the Chalukya Dynasty took over the region and during this time the Muslim rule was spreading across India and all the reins and the powers were taken by the Delhi Sultans. The city then was ruled by the sultans for many years.
The people of Vadodara speak in Gujarati and that is their official language. They celebrate all the festivals with joy and excitement. The city is most famous for its palace. Being an industrial city, it is very famous for its textiles, handicrafts, textiles, and furniture. Vadodara is also famous because of its arts and culture as many painters and artists from this city have done a brilliant job and have also created magic by their work. The food of Vadodara is also very famous and there are many religious places that one can go to during their visit to Vadodara. The place is also perfect for shopping as you get amazing fabrics and designs at a low cost.