City Focus: Vadodara, Gujarat

Which city of India has a major financial bank named after it, but does not belong to the State Bank group? I’ll give you some hints. It is to the west of India and flourishes by the banks of the Vishwamitri river. It is named after the Sanskrit word for a banyan tree. In fact, the emblem of the city is a banyan tree. The British named the city something other than its original name and that English name is more famous. The city is the second most important city in the state of Gujarat. It also has the second most important railway station in the Western Railway behind top-placed Mumbai. The name is Vadodara, while the anglicised name is Baroda. The city is the home of Bank of Baroda. Continue reading