The city to be a financial and institutional hub with thriving opportunities in various fields. The city crashes over the banks of the Vishwamitri River. The eastern part of Vadodara consists of the old city, while the western part of the city beyond Vadodara train station shows more recent and modern parts of the place. The city is famous for Pavagadh Hill, where an enchanting mix of Hindu and Jain shrines can be seen in combination with the towers above Champaner, the pre-Mughal Islamic fortress; With the beat they sketch the heterogeneity of devotional magnetism that permeates Gujarat. Vadodara is prominently occupied by the Gujaratis, making this place the most visited during the Navratri season.
The zeal and exuberance with which Vadodara celebrates the Navratri festival cannot be compared. This city is also home to one of the most important universities in India, Maharaja Sayajirao University in conjunction with Lakshmi Vilas Palace, one of the most luxurious places in India. Vadodara City is also known as the cultural capital of Gujarat and this creates a huge influx of NRIs (non-resident Indians) who swarm around basking in the vibrancy. Places such as Karelibaug, Alkapuri, Subhanpura, Gotri and Manjalpur are areas that are frequently visited due to the presence of western eateries and brand stores. So are the Mandvi and Nyay Mandir areas where there is a thick market frequented by every sector of society for livelihoods and shopping.