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Lets take a rideINSIDEVADODARA
Vadodarais the Third largestcity in theWestern India.Until the early 1960s Vadodara was considered to be a Cultural and Educational centre. Also called Sanskari NagriPopulation: 4.1 million (according to the 201011 census)Population Growth Rate: 14.38%Area: 7,546 sq. km.Density: 552Literates: 2,893,080Average Literacy: 78.92%Total Roads: 2080 km.Houseless: 10,833 from 2,606families.Mayor: Mr. Bharat ShahMunicipal Commissioner: Mr. H. S. Patel (IAS)Commissioner of Police: Mr. E. Radhakrishna (IPS)Member of Parliament: Smt. Ranjanben Bhatt (BJP)
Rulers HistoryGupta Empire.Chalukya Dynasty.SolankiDynasty.Delhi Sultans.Mughals Marathas It became the Capital of theMarathaGaekwads.Princely stateof British India until Independence.Joined theDominion of Indiain 1947.
VADODARA ADMINISTRATIONVadodara is administered by theVadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan(VMSS)Some of the regions surrounding the city are administered by theVadodara Urban Development Authority(VUDA) The VMSS was established in July 1950 under theBombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949The city is divided into four zones and 28 wardsThe City elects 1member to theLok Sabha(parliament) and 13to the GujaratVidhan Sabha (Assembly)Zones: 4Election Wards: 28Seats (Corporators): 84Population per ward: 31,122Seats reserved for women: 26Total voters: 16,37,575
Religions in VadodaraHinduism : 82%Islam : 12%Jainism : 4.7%Christianity : 0.4%Sikhism : 0.2%Others : 0.7%
Major Festivals in VadodaraDiwaliUttrayanEidHoliGudi PadwaGanesh ChaturthiNavratri
Some Beautiful PlacesPALACES
Laxmi Vilas PalaceIt was built by maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III in 1890(Indo-Saracenic Revival Architecture)
Some Beautiful PlacesPALACESNazarbagh PalaceIt was built by Malhar Rao Gaekwad in 1721Used on Ceremonial occasions by The Gaekwads.
Also there is Pratap Vilas Palace which is now occupied by Railway Staff Collage.
Makarpura PalaceIt was built by Maharaja Khende Rao in 1870(Italian Architecture)
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful Places
Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaEstablished in 1881Declared as University in 1949
Kirti MandirTemple of FameIt was built in 1936
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesKirti StambhTower of FameNyay MandirTemple of Justice(Byzantine architecture)
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesKhande Rao MarketIt was erected byMaharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad IIIin 1906Hazira MakbaraThe graves ofQutb-ud-din Muhammad Khanwho was the tutor ofSalim
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesMaharaja Fateh Singh MuseumIt is housed within theMaharaja's palaceBaroda Museum & Picture GalleryThe museum was built in 1894 to resemble theVictoria & Albert Museumof London
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesSayaji Baug It was built and dedicated to the citizens of Vadodara byMaharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad IIIin 1879
PlanetariumToy trainFloral clock
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesSursagar LakeChand TalaoIt was rebuilt with stone masonry in 18th century.
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesKala GhodaThis statue is found at Rani Bagh, Byculla, Mumbai.
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesBus TerminalIt was built under a public-private partnership between theGSRTC and realty firm Cube Construction in 2014.
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesRailway StationThe existing building was newly constructed byIndian Railwaysin 1954
BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTSSome Beautiful PlacesInternational AirportThe foundation stone for the new terminal was laid on 26 February 2009.Civil AirportOwned by Airport Authority of India
STREET FOODFamous Food of Vadodara
Jay Mahakali Sev-UsadLocation : Near Polo ground, Kalabhavan, Rajmahel Road, VadodaraStarted 25 years back.
STREET FOODFamous Food of VadodaraVishnu ChaiLocation : Vishnus Tea Center is situated at a petit place near The MSU Fine Arts Faculty, Sayajigunj
STREET FOODFamous Food of VadodaraBombay SandwichLocation : Centre Point, SB-2, RC Dutt Rd, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat
STREET FOODFamous Food of VadodaraPyarelal Ni KachoriLocation : Padmavati Shopping Centre, Munshi khacha.
STREET FOODFamous Food of VadodaraJagdish FarsanLocation: Shree Jagdish Farshan, Opp. Gandhinagar Gruh, Jubeli Baug, VadodaraJagdishs Lilo Chevdo is the world famous product of vadodara.
STREET FOODFamous Food of VadodaraOther Famous Places:
Lalabhai sev-usadNayadaur SharbatRaju Omlet
SWEET FOODFamous Food of VadodaraPendavala Duliram Ratanlal SharmaLocation : Nawabwada Naka ,raopura Main Road, Opposite Usha Building, Raopura, Vadodara
COFFEE SHOPFamous Food of VadodaraCanara Coffee HouseLocation : Main Road, Near Fire Brigade Station, Dandia Bazaar Rd, Vadodara.It must be about 60-70 years old
ICE CREAM SHOPFamous Food of VadodaraDAIRY DENLocation : Sayajigunj Circle,Vadodara
ICE CREAM SHOPFamous Food of VadodaraJanta Ice Cream
RESTAURANTSFamous Food of VadodaraKansar RestaurantLocation : 101, Unique Trade Centre, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, India
RESTAURANTSFamous Food of VadodaraRajputana RestaurantLocation : Dhanvantri Complex, Near Sardar Patel Statue, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, India
RESTAURANTSFamous Food of VadodaraKalyanLocation : Near Sardar Patel Statue, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, India
RESTAURANTSFamous Food of VadodaraTGBLocation : Galleria Mall, Near Sayajirao Town Hall, Akota, Vadodara, India
Educational Institutes in VadodaraAmbe VidyalayaAnand Viday ViharAuxilium Convent High SchoolBaroda High SchoolBesil High SchoolBharatiya Vidya BhavanS V.M. Public SchoolConvent Of Jesus & Mary High SchoolDayaram Sharda MandirDelhi Public SchoolDon Bosco High SchoolHill Memorial High SchoolI.P.C.L. High SchoolJeevan Sadhna English SchoolKendriya VidyalayaLalbahadur Shastri VidyalayaM.G.M. English SchoolNavrachna Higher Secondary SchoolNew Era Primary SchoolRefinery English Medium SchoolRosary High SchoolSadhu Waswani English SchoolSt. Joseph'S High SchoolTejas VidyalayaZenith SchoolAnd many moreSCHOOLS
Educational Institutes in VadodaraInstitute of Technology and Management Universe, Vadodara.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad.Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaBabaria Institute of TechnologySigma Group of InstitutesParul UniversityVadodara Institute of Engineering and researchK J Institute of EngineeringBaroda Medical CollegeManubhai Patel Dental CollegeAnd many more
Industries located around BarodaAlembic Pharmaceuticals 1907Sarabhai Chemicals. 1940sJyoti Ltd. 1940sGujarat RefineryIndian Oil Corporation LimitedGujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC)Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited(IPCL, now owned byReliance Industries Limited)Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL)One from four large-scale public sector unit of Heavy Water Project in India.Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)AlstomArevaMahindraApolloThermaxSiemensL&T has established "Knowledge City" atWaghodia.
Famous Personalities from Vadodara
Abbas taiyabjiHe was a close companion of Mahatma GandhiAbbas Tyabji was among the first few Muslim Leaders belonging to Gujarat who actively participated in the National Movement.Manilal DoctorHe was an efficient lawyer who actively participated in national movement for the freedom of India and worked as a social worker too.In order to spread the message of Equality, liberty and fraternity, Manilal published a newspaper.Ishu PatelHe is a famous director, producer and animatorThe two renowned animated movies Paradise and Beads Game have been produced by himYusuf PathanYusuf Pathana well-known Indian cricketer was born on November 17th 1982. His first debut in the first class cricket was in the year 2001-2002.Irfan PathanIrfanPathanwas born on 27th October in the year 1984 in Vadodara in Gujarat.His debut as an Indian cricketer was in the year 2003
World Famous persons related to VadodaraDr. Venkatraman RamakrishnanNobel Prize in Chemistry(2009)Alumni of Maharaja Sayajirao University of baroda.
Hon. Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi.The current prime minister,Narendra Modi won the seat in the2014 electionsby a victory margin of 5,70,128 votes.Which was the second highest ever in a Lok Sabha election.