About Anand

Anand is the administration center of Anand district administered by Anand Municipality, Gujarat. This place is primarily known for the milk revolution or the operation Flood. Anand is equivalent to Amul Dairy to most of the people in India. In fact it would not be an overstatement to call Anand the Milk capital of India. Primarily, Anand is a part of Chartor in Gujarat, which consists of kheda and Anand. The major languages spoken in Anand are Hindi and Gujarati.

The economy of the city is interspersed with a vibrant tapestry ranging from agricultural farming to big scale industries and business houses that have contributed in the rapid development of the place. Major crops grown here are Tobacco and Banana. Many famous industries including ELECON, Milcent and Atlanta Electrics, Warm Steam, etc are situated in the industrial belt skirting the city.

About Anand

At this website, you will get relevant information, tools and resources to make your journey uncomplicated and enjoyable and share with you the joy, warmth, colors and and festivities this small town is resplendent with.

Shopping in Anand

When you are in Anand, sky is the limit, especially as you turn to shopping. The markets in the city are a treasure of handmade artifacts and stuffs including wooden stuff, photo frames, folders, duffel bags etc. The attractive and intricately designed stuff you will find here is of the best quality. The scarves and table clothes embellished with colorful kutcch embroidery are a must have in your shopping bags.
These handmade articles will make a perfect souvenirs or gift items for your family and friends.

Food in Anand

Gujarati Cuisine is a specialty in Anand, although the city houses a lot many restaurant and dhabas where you can savor multi - cuisine dishes. The Gujarati thali is a must have. The sweet and spicy taste of the street food is another mouthwatering reason to try out some.

Since the section is about food, it’s incomplete without mentioning the diverse dairy products manufactured at Amul. The chocolate factory is another worth visiting place for coco lovers. You can watch the process of how the chocolate is made. The coco aroma will fill you with temptation.

Popularly of Anand

  • Amul India, or Anand Milk Union Limited
  • National Dairy Board of India
  • Kutchh embroidery and handmade artifacts

Let’s not end here, Anand may look like a small city, but it is quite a fun place to explore. Do check out what are the special features that attract visitors to this place!

Popular Festivals Celebrated in Anand

Celebrations of Navratri in Anand are a sight to behold. Folk dance forms like Dandia and Garba are the most exciting features of the celebrations. The festival is celebrated with a lot of gusto and cultural splendor. Its a nine day festival laced with colorful flavors of the cultural and ethnic exuberance of Gujarat. The flowing and glittering garments, sparkling dandiyas (dance prop), lots of singing and dancing with amazing food and beverages make the festival complete in Anand.

Tourism in Anand

If you are looking for some adventure, Anand may not delight you as much, since it does not support any adventure sport. However the place will fascinate you with beautiful weather for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. Being a small district, you may not find as many monuments and adventure parks in Anand.

The major tourist attractions that will interest you are- The Amul Dairy Cooperative Museum, Anand, BD Rao College Museum, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Veer Vithalbhai Patel Memorial.  Darbar Ghat is another attraction tourists look out for. Those with religious sentiments can pay homage at Jain Temple of Stambhan Parshvanath Jinalaya, Swaminarayan Mandir and Hanuman Mandir, Anand, Gujarat. The temple at Dakor, dedicated to Lord Krishna is a famous tourist attraction in the city. This pilgrim site draws a lot of tourists to the city.

The city has many weekend getaway spots to go sightseeing and exploring like, Khapra Zaveri Palace, Air Manzil that houses several mosques along with excavation sites worth a visit.

Interesting Facts about Anand

  • Majority of the population in Anand is literate with a whopping 84% (approx) that is higher than the national literacy average.
  • Anand has the largest dairy in Asia, Amul India.
  • Anand has witnessed rapid growth in terms of economic development.
  • There are many famous educational institutes in Anand, including Charotar Education Society, D. Patel Institute of Technology, Anand Agricultural University, Karamsad Medical College and many more.

Where to Stay in Anand

Anand has many inns and hotels to accommodate tourists and visitors. Some options which you can check out are listed below:
  • Savshanti Anandam Club Hotel
  • Madhubhan Resort & Spa
  • Laksh Residency Hotel
  • Surabhi Regency Hotel
  • Pooja International Hotel
  • Rama Residency Hotel
  • La Casa Inn
  • Decent Hotel
  • Relax Hotel
  • Surya Motel Inn
The list comprises of several options you can pick ranging from luxury craving to budget conscious tourists and visitors.

Anand Tourism Information

For Bookings and other Details Contact The Tourist Information Bureau Anand-
Sr. Tourist Officer,
Tourist Information Bureau,
Jilla Seva Sadan,
1rst Floor,
Panel 107-108, Anand
Call- 1800 233 7951 (Toll Free)

How to Reach Anand

Reaching Anand is not a difficult feat. It has all the modern transport facilities that connect the city to other places:

By Air- There are no direct flights to make your journey shorter. However, you can reach Anand through Vadodara (domestic flights) or Ahemdabad (domestic and international flights both) by air. It takes about 1 hour of easy journey to reach Anand from Vadodara and 1.5 hours from Ahemdabad.

By Rail-
The place is connected with many regular and direct trains to Anand from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Tiruvananthapuram and Chennai etc.

By Road-
State own private bus service plies from different cities to connect Anand. Tourist taxies are also available to reach Anand. The taxi fare from Either Ahmadabad or Vadodara Airport costs about 2000- 3000 Indian Rupees.

So plan your trip to the City of Bliss this holiday. Don’t Miss a fun packed trip to Anand, Gujarat!

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