Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums and considered by many as the 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.
Actually the term Vadodara means the" City of Banana Trees".
Vadodara's present architecture is gift of great administator Maharaja Sayajirao. He was great lover of
music,art and architecture. Vadodara is well known city for its architect and culture. Once the city was
under the control of Chalukyas,Guptas,Solankis the Sultans of Delhi. During Mughal period, it came
under possession of Mughals before passing on to the Marathas.