If architecture, culture, and history are the things which interest you, then you should head to Vadodara, Gujarat.
Vadodara or Baroda as it’s popularly known has been bestowed with some exemplary architectural sights and diverse cultures thanks to the many rulers who ruled over this city. From the Hindus, Pathans, Mughals, Marathas, and the British, the city with time has become a melting pot of cultures and communities.
It’s not the first place to strike when the word ‘travel’ comes to mind, maybe that’s its secret. Often used as by people as a pit-stop before heading to Ahmedabad, Vadodara has managed to capture people’s attention with such subtlety that people manage to extend their trip, spend a day or two here before heading off.
Vadodara is home to some amazing sights such as waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and temples, however, the most famous sights are the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner and Pavagadh. These are some amazing places to visit, just like the cuisine here, the city is quite cosmopolitan here, and you will find a good balance of delicious traditional Gujarati food along with the best of international cuisines.
This city exudes a quaint charm, unseen in India’s chaotic metros. Blessed with an amazing geography and people, Vadodara has managed to carve a niche for itself. It will leave you with a pleasant feeling of satisfaction after you leave this city.