Gujarat’s vibrant beacon

of growth

If Gujarat is one of the India’s strongest economic growth stories, Vadodara is its cosmopolitan hub. Ranked as one of the best emerging cities of Gujarat, Vadodara is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India and is at the heart of Gujarat’s booming growth story

Vadodara’s strategically important geographical location, industrialization and proliferation of academic activities attract students, professionals, and businesses from across India and around the world. As one of India’s industry capitals, Vadodara is home to more than 200 medium and large-scale industries along with 3 Special Economic Zones and 13 industrial parks. With a large presence of MNCs, Vadodara also has the second largest share of IT-BPO exports in Gujarat.

Also known as Sanskar Nagri or City of Culture because of its rich cultural traditions. The city is famous for its Palaces, Parks, Temples and Museums. It is also known as a ‘Gateway to the Golden Corridor’ as all the rail and road arteries pass through this city. It is not just the cultural capital of the state but is also a well-developed cosmopolitan industrial and residential hub.

The Confederation of Indian Industries has also awarded a ‘Knowledge City’ status to Vadodara for its exceptionally high levels of education and technical skills. It has over 3 engineering colleges and 9 polytechnic institutes that produce more than 10,000 engineering graduates in a year.

Heart of Growth

  • Ranked overall best emerging city of “India Today- Best City Awards”
  • 3rd most preferred destination among tier-II cities
  • 2nd largest share of IT-BPO exports in Gujarat
  • Emerging as a new investment destinations due to rapid economic growth

Heart of Convenience

  • The right ticket size – large property sizes as compared to cost of ownership
  • Land prices lower than Ahmedabad and Surat
  • Rentals at least 10 per cent lower and 50 per cent cheaper than tier I locations
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • Power hub and sophisticated power supply network, with 48 sub stations and six gas pipelines
  • City offers high quality of life at low cost

Heart of Connectivity

  • “Gateway to the Golden Quadrilateral”, it has a well-connected and hassle-free transport infrastructure
  • Vadodara Airport has daily flights connecting to Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad
  • Railway Junction offers superb connectivity to metros and other parts of the country
  • National Highway No. 8, connecting New Delhi & Ahmedabad to Mumbai, passes through Vadodara

Heart of Industry

  • Great infrastructure and entrepreneurial spirit make city a magnet for industry
  • 200+ medium and large-scale industries
  • 3 Special Economic Zones
  • 13 industrial parks

Heart of Business

  • Thriving public and private entrepreneurs
  • Presence of global MNCs
  • Chinese transformer manufacturer TBEA
  • French Petrochemical company, ABB
  • Home to L&T ‘Knowledge City’, one of the highest ITeS exporters from the state
  • TTK Prestige Group of India

Heart of Talent

  • Awarded a ‘Knowledge City’ status by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • Rich talent pool and educational institutes with over 3 engineering colleges and 9 polytechnic institutes that produce more than 10,000 engineering graduates a year
  • Proactive initiators of adopting modern technology and Research
  • Higher in attracting IT investments because of English speaking, working class educated work force

An Investor’s Haven

Vadodara’s cosmopolitan culture puts it front and centre as a real estate investor’s paradise. With all the right fundamentals, Vadodara has built the ideal ecosystem of commercial as well as residential investment.

The availability of affordable to high-end housing options and a metropolitan lifestyle along with fairly good rate of returns, adds to the city’s viability for investment. It is a lively, hardworking, dynamic and ever-enthralling destination that provides superior quality of homes and life at a very affordable cost of living.

This atmosphere makes it a preferred business and residential destination. At the same time it also attracts a large number of skilled and unskilled talent from all over the country, making it easy for these MNCs and industries to source apt candidates.

Industry’s Growth Corridor

Vadodara’s strategic location along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and proximity to key industrial centres as Ahmedabad, Bharuch and Surat makes it a key industrial hub and a fast growing industrial destination of choice for the leading chemical, pharmaceuticals, power equipment, petroleum and engineering industries

Some of the country’s biggest PSUs like Gujarat State Fertilisers & Chemicals (GSFC), Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL) and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) have come up in the vicinity of Vadodara.

In totality, there are more than 18000 small scale industrial units in Vadodara, making it a flourishing industrial hub. Vadodara enjoys a leadership position in industries like Chemicals & Fertilizers, Pharmaceuticals, Power, Petroleum and Engineering while it also boasts of being a bustling hub for Biotechnology, Cotton Textiles, Machine Tools, Glass, Tobacco, Fisheries and Dairy industries too.

Several other factors like a skilful workforce, availability of raw material and friendly government policies have also contributed to Vadodara becoming one of India’s foremost industrial centres

The upcoming Bullet Train project, along the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train route, also gives rise to Vadodara’s preference for industrial development.


Gujarat’s Knowledge Hub

Vadodara is leveraging its equity through knowledge, skill and global competence to drive future development and shaping a New India. The Confederation of Indian Industries has also awarded a ‘Knowledge City’ status to Vadodara for its exceptionally high levels of education and technical skills.

It is a city known for its esteemed educational institutions. It is home to one of the oldest and Gujarat’s only English Medium University, the Maharaja Sayajirao University, which is very well-established as one of the finest Indian universities for Fine Arts and Management studies.

Also known as the Cultural & Knowledge capital of Gujarat, Vadodara currently enjoys a reputation of having over 20 public schools, more than 100 private schools and 8 universities.

Vadodara is not only well-known for its education in India, but students come here to gain specialty education right from countries like South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and more. The GSFC (Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals) University, National Rail & Transport University (Railway University) and ITM Vocational University are examples of universities for specialty education.

Strategic, Fast-Track


Known as the “Gateway to the Golden Quadrilateral”, Vadodara has a well-connected and hassle-free transport infrastructure. Owing to its strategic central location and great connectivity through rail road and air routes, Vadodara enjoys a great strategic location advantage.

In terms of infrastructure, the first national expressway passes through Vadodara connecting Mumbai to Delhi. This, known as the DMIC (Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor) is of great benefit to businesses and industries.

Key industrial centres of Gujarat like Surat, Bharuch, Ankleshwar are a few hours’ drive away. The Vadodara Airport, located just 6 km from the city centre, has daily flights connecting to metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. Vadodara is also connected to several major cities from other states through railways; the Bullet Train being the most awaited one to connect Mumbai to Vadodara.

An Explorer’s Diverse Landscape

Vadodara, originally known as Vadapradaka, which means a village amidst the Banyan trees, owes its grandeur to Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad lll, a great ruler, a socio economic reformer, a patron of arts, architecture and music.

Vadodara has a vibrant personality of exceptional fine arts, architecture, vibrant culture, expansive gardens, one of its kind Museums and idyllic getaway destinations.

Vadodara is very close to the World’s Tallest Statue, The Statue of Unity, making it a hot layover destination for tourists travelling to Statue of Unity. The ruins of Champaner is a world heritage site which attracts a lot of global tourists. Very close to the city is also famous pilgrim destination by the name of Pavagarh which attracts thousands of Indian and Global tourists.

The city is known for its historically important monuments and palaces such as Laxmi Vilas Palace and Makarpura Palace. Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the biggest palaces, even bigger than Buckingham Palace. Vadodara has some of the most interesting museums including Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. You will see a lot of paintings, especially the collection of paintings by the much acclaimed Indian painter, Raja Ravi Varma.

Vadodara also has a number of excursions such as Hathni Mata Waterfall, Sursagar Lake, Jhand Hanuman, Kayavarohan, Dabhoi, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Dediapada, Vadhavana Bird Sanctuary and several others.