The eighteenth largest and one of the cosmopolitan cities of India, Vadodara alias Baroda is located on the banks of Vishwamitri River. Vadodara is located in southeast of Ahmedabad. This garden city is the industrial capital and the third most populated town of Gujarat and also the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District. 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, 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.
There are quite a few sights for the Country Vacations Vadodara member to look at such as the Lakshmi Vilas Palace and the old zoo. Country Club Vadodara member should plan a trip that lasts more than a day because then you won't run out of things to do. And because of the fact that it is cosmopolitan, infrastructure is decent and well connected by rail, road and air, this is a good place to have as your 'hub' and make day trips to other places.
Vadodara is famous for its palaces, parks, temples and museums. Vadodara is number one industrial city of Gujarat. Vadodara is also called as 'Sanskari Nagari' for its rich culture traditions. Vadodara is one of India's most cosmopolitan cities.