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    Gaekwad city- Vadodara (Baroda)

    Gaekwad city Vadodara was named after the Banyan tree as Kind Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad had too much love for nature and since there were too many Banyan trees on the banks of the river Vishwamitri- where the city is entrenched, it was named Vadodara meaning the city of Vads. Vad in Gujarati stands for Banyan Tree. The city has many attractions, however, one of the major attractions is the Laxmi Villas Palace. It serves as the royal residence of the Vadodara‚Äôs royal family- The Gaekwads. The city that is well-known for its royal kingdoms, rich civilizations, and splendid past, Vadodara is not just an idyllic getaway for an unforgettable weekend…