Vadodara's Rich Cultural Heritage

Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III, the late ruler of vadodara had a dream to make Vadodara an educational, industrial and commercial center and he ensured that his dream would come true.

And now here it is-Vadodara, the third largest state in Gujarat,which is much famous for its rich culture and heritage. The people over here tell the visitors that their city is a 'Sanskari Nagari', that is a 'cultured city'. Diwali, Uttrarayan, Holi, Eid, Gudi Padwa and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great fervour over here. Vadodara is very famous for Garba in the entire Gujarat.

It has a variety of places which are historical such as the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baps Swaminarayan Mandir, EME Temple, Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, Sayaji Baug etc.

Vadodara is also known for its art and architecture. Since the era of the royal gaekwad family, it has been a hub of art and architecture. It is also known as 'Kala Nagari'.

It also has a very interesting history. The first noted history of the city was of the early trader settlers who settled in the region in 812 AD. Then came the Gupta dynasty thich was taken by Chalukya dynasty and was finally annexed by Solanki dyansty. It was then taken by the Mughals or the Delhi Sultans.The Mughals biggest problem were the Marathas, who eventually took over the region. It became the capital of the Maratha Gaekwad. And hence, like this Vadodara has a rich cultural heritage.

Dhriti Kansara
Zenith School

 

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