Vadodara is the most populous city of Gujarat. It is also known as Baroda. This city is located 139 km from the capital of the state, Gandhinagar. Interestingly, Vadodara is popularly called 'Cultured City' or 'Sanskari Nagar' in Hindi. Tourists should not forget to explore monuments, buildings, palaces, excursion sites, gardens, museums, and many more. The large industries having profound economic contribution here belong to the petroleum, chemicals, engineering, fertilizers, refineries, forex, IT, and development sectors. The Vadodara Stock Exchange is also located here.
Flight Information, Airport Services and Connectivity
The Vadodra Airport is generally known as Civil Airport Harni because it is located in Harni. This airport has received international status recently. Some of the popular airlines operating from this airport are Jet Airways, IndiGo, and Air India Regional. The most popular destinations by air from this airport are Delhi, Bangalore, Tirupati, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai. After upgrade of the integrated terminal, it will be able to accommodate 700 passengers.
Some of the basic facilities available in Vadodara Airport are: free luggage services, free wheelchair facilities for physically challenged persons, free luggage handling facilities for senior citizens, various shops (selling magazines, newspapers, books, garments, local handicrafts, and ethnic jewellery), restaurants, eateries, fast food outlets, cafe, beverages, etc. Taxis and buses are available at the airport. The railway station is also located nearby, only 14 minutes away.
More Information on Vadodara
The area of the city is 148.95 sq km, while the population is 1,602,424. The languages spoken and understood are Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, and English. The must-visit places in Vadodara are:
- Laxmi Vilas Palace
- Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum
- Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
- Nazarbaug Palace
- Aurobindo Ashram
- Hazira Maqbara
- Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
- Kala Ghoda
- Makarpura Palace
The winter season is the best time to visit Vadodara.