Vadodara city one of the big city of Gujarat state of India. A princely state of King Gaikwad, known as Sans Kari Nagri
( Civilized City), with least crime rate as compared to other cities of India. earlier known as BARODA, later changed to Vadodara. ( Vadd
, in Gujatai language means banyan tree). Vadodara is full of banyan trees, being spiritual tree. Buddha had the enlightenment under banyan tree. Spiritual nature is too felt in the air of Vadodara city.
Cool nature of the city is due to its sons of soil, who never bothered what is happening around or unnecessarily poking nose in the business of others, they simply do their business, with full involvement. cool nature of the city is also due to the nature of migratory people who have come in search of jobs or the employees on transit, will stay in city for a year or so, minding their own business. Retired persons, who have chosen this city to play the last inning of life peacefully, also populate city. concerted nature of cool people make vadodara a cool city to live in.
Every big or small private company will prefer to have their regional or zonal office in the city. Big oil companies like ONGC, IOC, IPCL have their remarkable presence in the city, contributing to the local as well as national economy. Series of chemical and drugs companies are there in the outskirts of city, every second person who falls ill in India will have drugs on his bedside table manufactured possibly in vadodara.
All big brands of India and world have their showrooms in Vadodara. The product launched in other part of globe will be available in vadodara simultaneously. Education wise vadodara city carries a unique image, multi discipline university MSU, named after its erstwhile Ruler Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad, is more than a century old. Placement wise, city has a tremendous potential. Here all are sleeping ,with belly full of meals. Beggars are rare site. Here almost every member of the family is earning and they prefer to enjoy weekends , habit of taking meals outside depending upon the size of pocket, roadside jaunts are seen doing brisk business during the weekends.
Vadodara is also internationally famous for its navratri festival, nine day long dancing festival, a carnival, dedicated to goddess of power. People seen dancing around in each nook and corner of the city, with sense of full safety and security. Gals roaming free at the dead of night, no sense of fear. This gives city a unique character, which is never possible in the other part of India outside Gujarat.
Vadodara is famous for some of its eateries. Sweet preparation, Duliram Peda
, giving typical lasting taste in the mouth. Another popular variety is specially roasted and salted peanuts. These two things top the shopping list of people visiting vadodara. Vadodara is a planned and clean city, no open gutters; credit goes to king of vadodara and its local public who remove shoes while entering their houses. Palace of vadodara standing middle of city still reminds the grandeur of royal state period.
Pavagadh hills are a famous tourist point. At the foot of hills, remains of ancient town are preserved by World Heritage, a worth visiting place. This abstract will never be complete without mentioning the fact that father of nation Mahatma Gandhi belonged to dry state Gujarat. State is following prohibition policy, since its birth, giving crime free fabric, which Vadodara city and Gujarat is proudly wearing.