Vadodara, once the princely state of the Gaekwads, has been known to be a cultural and educational center. Vadodara, the city of Vad (banyan) trees is also known as ‘Sanskari Nagri’, which means a cultured city. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in India and well connected with all major cities and commercial hubs. Vadodara enjoys a special place in the state of Gujarat as it is the home to some of the major national and international industrial houses includes Refineries, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Fertilizers and Heavy Engineering Units.
The city is situated on the banks of the river Vishwamitri in central Gujarat supporting a population of over 4 million. The climate is Semi-arid.