Baroda  is the capital of the rulers Gaekwar once. It is an important cultural center of India, which is known for its art galleries and museums. Baroda has a number of palaces and parks that attract tourists to well-defined.

Baroda is located in the eastern state of Gujarat, the western region of India. Vishvamitra River flows through the city of Baroda. It is 100 km south of Ahmedabad and 392 km north of Mumbai. Baroda weather is tropical and warm. Although it is located near the Arabian Sea, summers (April-June) and Baroda may be too hot and winters (November to February) are cool. It experiences southwestern monsoon rains in July-September.
The first mention of the city of Baroda is located in a land grant dating back to 812 AD The grant is called Baroda Vadapadraka. He was also known as Chandanavati after a local Rajput rule. The city has undergone a name change Varhavati periodicals, Vatpatraka, Baroda and Baroda in 1971. The history of Baroda is divided into different periods. The Hindu period lasted from ancient times to 1297th of Muslim leaders of Delhi sultanate ruled this region from 1297 to 1401 e A independent Muslim kingdom was established here, which became known as the Sultanate of Gujarat. The present city was founded during this period, which lasted from 1401 to 1573. Baroda was part of the mighty Mughal Empire when Akbar, Mughal emperor, defeated the local Muslim rule in 1573. Mughal period lasted until 1734, when the Maratha period started in the Gaekwad family. From 1734 to 1947, was the capital of the powerful Gaekwad rulers.

In 1802, the British, under the guise of the East India Company was established residence in Baroda Gaekwads cement their relationship. Later, this residence has been responsible for all the former princely Gujarat and Kathiawad. In 1947, when India gained independence and all princely dissolved and became part of the state of Gujarat.