Earlier known as Baroda, this small town lies in the southeast of Ahmedabad and is much less populated. If you take the route of the National Expressway 1, it will just take about an hour to reach this place. More than anything else, people come here to see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Champaner and Pavagadh. During the 18th century when the Marathas drove out thr Mughals from Gujarat, the local army men and the Gaekwad clan rose to prominence and became kings of this region. This town was quite independent even during the British rule. Sayiaji Rao III was a very famous ruler and much of the credit behind the foundation of this town goes to him. He was a patron of development and so planned his land accordingly.