Culture is a legacy for Vadodara. The traditional Vadodara Culture is a hallmark of the typical Gujarati lifestyle and culture. Popularly known as 'Sanskari Nagari', Vadora is the cultural capital of the state of Gujarat. The mixed city boasts of a glorious history. The city had blossomed when it was a part of the kingdom of the Gaekwad rulers and continues to bear gossip symbols till date. The stately Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum that basks prettily on the extensive palace foundation as well as the magnificent art gallery are repositories of information that shed light on the city's splendid history. The museum showcases a widespread array of fascinating artifacts that are bits and pieces of the vagaries of a bygone era.
Vadodara is a shopaholic's paradise. Entertainment is also another important part of the people's social lives. The city is gifted with a considerable number of Gujarati cinema halls, studios, multiplexes as well as the impressive old style movie theaters that have been refurbished over the years. The people of Vadodara love to spice their lives with a dash of color. Consequently, all major Indian festivals are celebrated with pomp and grandeur. The underlying secular character of the city is manifested by the grand celebrations of Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Id, Christmas as well as New Year. Navaratri or Garba and Uttarayan are the most important local festivals that are celebrated with lots of entertainment and cheerfulness in the city.