Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third largest city of Gujarat with over 2.2 million people breathing in its lap. Also known as Sayaji Nagari (City of Sayajirao Gaekwad) and Sanskari Nagari (Cultural City), Vadodara has an interesting history. Embracing a significant industrial, cultural and educational hub of western India, the major industries of the city are inclusive of engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, IT, plastics and foreign exchange services amidst ample of others. Moreover, it has been noticed that Vadodara progressively is becoming a hub in Gujarat for IT as well as many other development projects. Also, the city stands tall in terms of the academic front as there exist an extensive number of educational institutes, schools and colleges.
Theology and Culture
There is no denying that the culture of Vadodara is a trademark of the archetypical Gujarati culture and lifestyle and hence, the cultural capital of Gujarat. One can enjoy the gala celebrations of a number of Indian festivals right from Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Id, Christmas to New Year and many others. Navaratri and Uttarayana are also counted amongst the major festivals of the city. For all the food-lovers who are vegetarian, no place would be better than Vadodara. The cuisines here boast and flaunt different way type of culinary tradition. The food here is more than the ordinary rotli, bhaat ane shaak, daal, and others. Since Vadodara is an ambassador of Gujarat culture, the dance forms here are the same namely, Dandiya Raas, Garba, Garbi, and Padhar.
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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