About Vadodara (BDQ)
Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is a town in the Indian state Gujarat. It is named after Banyan (Vad) trees that flourish here. The city settles on the banks of River Vishwamitri, and is about 120 kilometres from the capital city Ahmedabad.
Due to the geographical location of Vadodara close to the Thar Desert, it has a tropical savannah kind of climatic conditions, with really hot summers. Best time to visit the town is in March and April. Known for its rich heritage, Vadodara homes many beautiful temples, palaces, museum and other historic buildings. Called as cultural capital of Gujarat, Vadodara homes many places of interest that lures tourists from all over India.
Sayaji Baug, the largest garden in western India, is a prime attraction of Vadodara. In the garden itself, there is Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, the Sayaji Baug Zoo and Aquarium, Sardar Patel Planetarium and Floral Clock. Maharaja Sayajirao University is another heritage site of Vadodara. Connectivity to the city via air to other major cities of India is very good. Vadodara Airport, is located in north-east of Vadodara. There are regular flights to Vadodara from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Book your Vadodara flights with MakeMyTrip.com to avail some good deals and discounts.
The capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is located on a large plain that is called the Rice Bowl of India, known for its hundreds of varieties of rice. With the Mahanadi River flowing to the east of the city, Raipur is surrounded by dense forests to the south, and has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures staying moderate for most of the year, apart from hot summers and plenty of rainfall in the monsoon season. An important city, Raipur is well-connected to the rest of India by trains and buses, as well as numerous daily flights offered by various airlines, some of whom offer budget tickets, making air travel popular.