Vadodara also known as Baroda, is 106 ms away from Ahmedabad and is around 80 minutes drive on National Highway 1. After the Marathas fought with Mughals and pushed them out of Gujarat, Vadodara was made the capital of the state. The city has been a wonderful place to stay and visit. The most interesting places are Champanerand pavagadhwhich are a part of the Unesco World heritage Site. Vadodara is often referred to as the cultural capital of Gujarat because of the rich Gujarati culture that one will find here. The city has grown tremendously in the industrial era and continues to grow further.