Vadodara one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India is located to the South East of Ahmedabad on Vishwamitri River‟s bank. The district is known as "Sanskar Nagri" (City of Culture) due to its rich cultural traditions. It is famous for its Palaces, Parks, Temples and Museums. It is also famous as a ‟Gateway to the Golden Corridor‟, as all the rail and road arteries that link Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad thorough Vadodara including Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Focus industries are Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Bio-technology. The district has 12 tehsils, 15 towns and 1,548 villages, of which the major towns are Vadodara (District Headquarter), Savli, Waghodiya, Padra, Dabhoi, Karjan and Sankheda.
Major crops cultivated in the district are Rice, Wheat, Sorghum (Juwar), Yellow peas, Grams, Oil seeds, Groundnut, Tobacco, Cotton and Sugar cane. The district has huge reserves of Dolomite and Fluorspar. Manufacturing plants of several private industry players, as well as Public Sector Units (PSUs) such as Gujarat alkalis and chemicals Limited (GACL) and Gujarat State Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC) are located in the district.