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Vadodara

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Overview Palaces Religious Important institution Park and Museum
How to get there:

By Airways:

Vadodara is connected by various domestic airlines to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Daman, and Pune.
By Railways:
Vadodara, a major railway junction is located on the Western Railway, which connects Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
By Roadways:
State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect Vadodara to various towns and cities of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan. Vadodara is 112 kms. from Ahmedabad and 420 kms. from Mumbai.
History

Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums and considered by many as the de-facto cultural capital of Gujarat. Once the capital of the Gaekwads, the former rulers of Vadodara, it is also known as Baroda and rises from the banks of River Vishwamitri. Vadodara is also the industrial capital of Gujarat.
Archaeological findings indicate that human habitations existed here since prehistoric times. Vadodara passed through the hands of, the Guptas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakubas, Solankis, the Sultans of Delhi and the Mughals before passing on to the Marathas. It owes its present day grandeur to Maharaja Sayajirao, a great patron of art, architecture and music.

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Palaces :   The Laxmi Vilas Palace Nazarbagh Palace, Makarpura Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace at Lalbag

Religious :   Kirti Mandir Kayavarohan

Important institution :   Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University

Park and Museum :   The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Hajira