The eighteenth largest and one of the cosmopolitan cities of India, Vadodara alias Baroda is located on the banks of Vishwamitri River. This garden city is the industrial capital and the third most populated town of Gujarat and also the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District. Due to its rich cultural traditions, the district is referred to as Sanskari Nagari. With many museums and art galleries, this upcoming hub of industries and IT is a favorite spot of tourists. Vadodara was once called Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then Virakshetra or Viravati, the abode of the brave and then Vadpatra because of the abundance of banyan trees on the banks of the Vishwamitri. From Vadpatra it derived its present name.
|Area||: 148.95 Sqkm|
|Population||: 1,492,398 (2001 census)|
|Season||: Throughout the year|
|STD Code||: 0265|
|Rain Fall||:93 cm.|
|Temperature||: Summer: Min 24oC Max 46oC
Winter: Min 9oC Max 29oC