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Modern Baroda is a great and fitting memorial to its late ruler, Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III (1875-1939 AD). It was the dream of this able administrator to make Baroda an educational, industrial and commercial centre and he ensured that his dream would come true.Baroda is situated on the banks of the river Vishwamitri .The city was once called Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then 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 Baroda or Vadodara.The main tourist attractions in Vadodara are the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Naulakhi Well, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and Nazar Bagh Palace. Tourist attractions Vadodara lays bare the natural splendor and glorious history of the cultural city of Vadodara. Tourist attractions in Vadodara are plenty and tourists come in huge numbers in order to view the city's treasure trove.

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The language spoken by people in Vadodara varies, but almost everyone speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Alkapuri is heavily frequented by NRI's (non-resident Indians) and has western restaurants (Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Subway, CCD, Barista, Barbeque Nation etc.), The yummy silk khaman, the buttery paranthas, cheesy sandwiches, the malai kulfis, the delectable ice golas, the adorable golgappas, the array of chats from Delhi and Rajasthan,The footpath is lined with several hawkers selling paranthas, pav bhaji, corn, sandwiches and frankies.For north Indian and Mughlai food, visit the Zaika restaurant or the rooftop restaurant in Sayaji Hotel which serves a varied cuisine.[para} Vadodara does have its fair share of discos, coffee shops, and night clubs.


Shopping in Vadodra is all about buying hand crafted furniture, textiles and the entire selection of handicrafts that Gujarat is so famous for. The bulk of shopping is done in the shops at Raopura, Mandvi, Teen Darwaza, and Lehripura Mandir Bazaar. More modern shops selling contemporary fashion apparel and furnishings can be found at Alkapuri Arcade and National Plaza.
Some of the shopping centres which are famous for silver jewelleries are Raopura, Mandvi and Teen Darwaza. If home-spun cotton clothes is what you are looking for, the famous Khadi Bhandar is the shop that will fulfill your shopping dream. And, these are just a few of the many shops and markets in Vadodara. So, start your shopping-spree.

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