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About Vadodara

Vadodara strikes a perfect balance between work and life. Its strategic geographic location and rich heritage makes it the perfect place for both business and pleasure.

About Vadodara

Vadodara – The Industrial Catalyst Vadodara has the presence of the highest number of PSUs in Gujarat. In a state that propels industrial growth, Vadodara has emerged as the preferred destination for MNCs like General Motors and Bombardier as well as the Navratna Public Sector Units like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL). W ith six such major units, Vadodara has the highest PSUs in and around the city. From housing the Indian Oil Corporation’s Gujarat Refinery at Koyali to being the operational centre for ONGC in Gujarat, Vadodara is the ideal place to fuel growth in multiple industrial ventures. Additionally, Vadodara is also home to Reliance Industries Ltd., the Gujarat State Fertilizers Corporation (GSFC) that supports growth of the farm sector, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited’s (NPCIL) heavy water plant, Gujarat Alkalis and Chemicals Limited (GACL) that caters to the varied industry-specific chemical requirements and Gujarat Industries Power Corporation Limited (GIPCL) that provides power to these industries. The presence of these diverse industries acts as a catalyst for increased employment and enhanced development of the city. Apart from this, the proposed kick-off of multiple Special Economic zones in Vadodara will further boost growth of businesses as well as increase the diversity of industrial canvas. This growth impetus will ensure that new emerging industrial sectors get the necessary environment to prosper and flourish.

Vadodara – The choice of MNCs

MNCs from myriad segments of businesses have chosen Vadodara as their location for operational units due to the easy availability of skilled labourers and convenient proximity to other major cities. Generating jobs and contributing to the technological growth, the presence of these MNCs has ensured that the local community reaps multiple benefits. The industrial and residential areas of Vadodara are segregated, yet well-connected; making the city an ideal place for work and life. The following MNCs have units in and around Vadodara: Linde | Pfizer | Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) | ABB | Collabera Consulting | Sterling-Hoffman | Quickstart Global | Bombardier Big Industries in Vadodara include:

  • L&T
  • SCHOTT GLASS
  • TRANSPEK
  • GNFC
  • RELIANCE
  • DUPONT
  • GACL
  • ALEMBIC
  • ALSTOM
  • GSFC
  • HEUBACH COLOUR LAB
  • GE
  • SIEMENS
  • THERMAX
  • GM
  • KEMROCK
  • SABIC
  • FAG
  • RR KABEL
  • NETAFIM
  • GAIL
  • AREVA
  • XYLEM
  • VOLTAMP
  • DANKE GROUP
  • DIAMOND GROUP
  • APOLLO TYRES
  • MUNJAL GROUP
  • CEAT TYRES
  • SUZLON
  • SANDESARA GROUP
  • UPL
  • SUN Pharma
  • NATIONAL PANASONIC
  • JYOTI LIMITED
  • BANCO PRODUCTS
  • BIRLA COPPER
  • ONGC PETRO ADDITIONS LTD.
  • CONMAT
Vadodara – Places to See

Besides being the industrial hub, Vadodara is a treasure trove of architectural wonders. Under the Gaekwad family, the erstwhile rulers of Vadodara, the city became a melting pot of art and culture. Take time out to treat yourself to the glorious heritage of Vadodara. places

  • Laxmi Vilas Palace: The beautiful abode of the Royal Family, this Indo-Saracenic style palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble and terracotta.
  • Kirti Mandir: Domes, terraces, balconies and central sikhara make up this magnificent building that is actually a cluster of Lord Shiva temples that were built to commemorate the cremation of the members of the erstwhile royal Gaekwad family.
  • EME Temple: This beautiful Shiva temple is made of aluminium with a strong influence of Pagodas and is managed and maintained by the army personnels of E.M.E.

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  • Sayajibaug: A beautiful garden that includes a lively zoo, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, and the Sardar Patel Planetarium.
  • Maharaja Fatehsinh Museum: The museum houses a royal collection of art treasures, works of old masters like Raphael, Titian and Murillo, Greco-Roman exhibits, Chinese and Japanese art, and a large collection of contemporary Indian art.
  • Vadodara Museum and Gallery: One of the most famous museums, it was built in 1894. The picture gallery offers an excellent collection of original paintings by Turner, Constable and many others. The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale are major attractions.

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  • Champaner: Situated about 47 km from Vadodara, the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a must-visit UNESCO World Heritage Site with architectural marvels from late 15th to early 16th century.
  • Sindhrot: A nature lover’s delight, Sindhrot is where varied habitats are in close proximity such as scrub land, forests, fields and wetlands, just 11 km away from Vadodara
  • Jamughoda: Situated about 70 km from Vadodara, it is a magnificent wildlife sanctuary with forest of teak, bamboos and other miscellaneous species.
  • Ajwa Lake: Just 22 km away from the city are the gardens at Ajwa, patterned after the famous Brindavan garden of Mysore and adorned with beautiful illuminating fountains.

How to Get Here – Vadodara

road By road: Vadodara, 112 km from Ahmedabad and 420 km from Mumbai, is located on National Highway 8. There are various State Transport (ST) buses and private luxury coaches from all over Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.Ahmedabad-Vadodara Intercity buses take around two hours and run every 15 minutes. There are also several private bus companies on or near the Station Road. You can also rent a car with a driver to explore the city and its surroundings.
rail By Rail: Vadodara is a major railway junction of the Western Railway, and connects Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad through multiple trains.
plane By Air: Vadodara is well-connected to most major cities in India by various domestic airlines to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Daman and Pune.
Convenience – A Phone Call Away
  • In an Emergency – Hospitals
  • SSG Hospital Ph. 2424848S
  • SG EMERGENCY SERVICE Ph. 2436799
  • MERIDIAN HOSPITAL Ph. 3087100
  • PRAMUKH SWAMI HOSPITAL ATLADRA Ph. 2680313
  • MENTAL HOSPITAL KARELIBAUG Ph. 2461493, 2466834
  • YOGINI VASANTIDEVI AROGYA MANDIR Ph. 2433300
  • BARODA HEART INSTITUTE & RESEARCH CENTER Ph. 2322021, 2325444
  • STERLING HOSPITAL Ph. 2354455, 2323500
  • OUR LADY OF PILLAR HOSPITAL Ph. 2795484, 2791038
  • BHAILALBHAI AMIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Ph. 2286666
  • NARHARI HOSPITAL Ph. 2794413-14
  • T.B. CONTROL SOCIETY Ph. 2421236
  • AIDS CENTRE Ph. 2419025
  • YOGINI VASANTIDEVI AROGYA MANDIR Ph. 2433300
  • Where to stay – Hotels
  • KALYAN Ph. 2362211
  • SURYA Ph. 2226161, 2361361
  • WELCOMHOTEL Ph. 2330033
  • TROPICANA Ph. 2350978, 2355009
  • SAVSHANTI TOWER Ph. 2334540
  • P. M. REGENCY Ph. 2361616
  • RAMA INN Ph. 337001, 330960
  • EXPRESS RESIDENCY Ph. 3099000, 6584558
  • SURYA PALACE Ph. 2226000, 2363366
  • SIDDHARTH PALACE Ph. 2339273, 2352042, 2352703
  • HOTEL YUVRAJ Ph. 2795252, 2794785
  • HOTEL TULSI Ph. 330726, 336423, 336323
FAQs

- What is VCCI Expo?

VCCI Expo is organised periodically by Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industry to showcase the industrial growth, particularly of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

 

- What is the aim of VCCI Expo?

The aim of organising these expos periodically is to offer a platform for big and small industries to come together and explore opportunities for business tie-ups leading to industrial growth and progress.

 

- Why should I get registered with VCCI?

VCCI is one of the most active Trade and Industry Organisation representing the cause of the industry, particularly SMEs at all forums. It works to keep its members updated on government notifications and happenings through its in-house bimonthly journal Vacha.

 

- If I choose to participate, how will VCCI Expo be helpful to me?

VCCI Expo builds a platform of opportunities and exposure with diverse segments of businesses, to give its participants the best of both, national and international.

 

- As a VCCI Member, how can I support the VCCI Expo?

You can promote VCCI Expo amongst your industrial contacts, associates and friends, and persuade them to participate in this mega event.

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