Vadodara or Baroda is one of four cities in the state of Gujarat with a population of over 1 million.
It is also known as the Sayaji Nagari (Sayaji's City after its famous ruler, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad or Sanskari Nagari (The City of Culture, a reference to its status as the cultural capital of Gujarat).
Vadodara, formerly the capital city of the Gaekwad State, is situated on the banks of the Vishwamitri. It is located southeast of Ahmedabad. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District.
Vadodara is home to almost 1.6 million people (as of 2005), the beautiful Lakshmi Vilas Palace ,Sayaji Baug and The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S.U.) which is the largest university in Gujarat and undoubtedly the best.