This rapidly expanding industrial centre, previously known as Baroda, was once the capital of one of the most powerful princely states, known as Gaekwad. It remains a pleasant and relaxing place to visit with interesting museums, art galleries and a fine park. The once magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace is somewhat neglected but the interiors are decorated with Venetian mosaic, Italian marble, porcelain, antique furniture, European stained glass, a royal armory etc. The ruined fort at Pavagadh nearby is worth visiting and still contains important Jain and Hindu temples.

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