Anand has as many as 34 tourist attractions, and many more in its surrounding area. At this website, we shall give you a glimpse of the best spots to enjoy your visit to Anand to the fullest while giving you sites and spots to visit and explore before you go packing. Make your journey uncomplicated, enriching and complete by visiting several interesting spots that will ignite your curiosity while pampering your adventure seeking nerves too!
Anand Milk Union Limited
Or call it Amul, the brand which has a cute ponytailed little girl wearing red polka dots as its mascot is actually the largest dairy farm in the whole of Asia. Amul not only draws business but a lot of tourists to the city as well. Do not dismiss Amul Factory as a boring site to explore. You may get some valuable knowledge along with interesting and fun facts to know about dairy. Your visit to the museum there will make you desire to have a bite of your favorite dairy food!
The dairy museum has an auditorium with a 100 seat capacity. The building is made of red stone and is located near a water body. It’s quite a sight! Visiting Time- 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm everyday No entry fee.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Veer Vithalbhai Patel Memorial
The Memorial is located in Karamsad. The complex includes a library and a beautiful garden. The garden is a visual treat with its trees, plants and creepers for the tourists and visitors. The central hall of the complex has seating arrangements. The photo gallery in the compound has a rich collection of paintings, banners and photographs of Sardar Patel and Veer Vithalbhai.
Cultural programs are also held in the Bhavan of memorial complex. The complex is equipped with all modern facilities.
Visiting Time – during the day
Flo Art Gallery
This art gallery is a popular place to spot handicrafts and that will make a resplendent gift option for weddings. You can find various kinds of murals, pots and urns, various shapes and sizes of sculptures fit as wedding gifts or corporate gifts. The gallery has handmade artifacts in various shapes, textures, colors made of different materials.
Visiting Time: From 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)
Located 43 km away in the north-east of Anand the Krishna Pilgrimage center at Dokor is a major tourist attraction located at the bank of Gomti River in Gujarat. The shrine is built in 1772 ad in Maharashtrian architecture style main structure of is fenced by a fort wall. The Ranchhodorai Dokor Temple is the main site where thousands of devotes come to pay their homage to Lord Krishna. The throne and the idol is an exquisite work of craftsmanship with jewels and gems adorned.
The aarti (an idol worshiping ritual) songs are performed with drums and shehnai (flute) making the atmosphere quite ensnaring. The three hour musical performances are another attraction offered at the shrine. Visiting Time - 6:00 am – 12:00 noon & 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm daily
About 19 km from Dokor, this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple is a beautiful masterpiece of stone carving. The carvings depict a complete cycle of human life along with depictions of gods and goddesses, gandharwas (heavenly beings) and humans and horses, elephants, chariots and palanquins etc.
Even if you are not an ardent religious person, the temple will impress you with its etching and carvings.
A must visit for those who love clicking pictures.
Madhuban Resorts and Spa
A destination resort, Madhuban Resorts is a picture perfect site to spend quality time away from the frantic hustle bustle of city life. The resort is famous for its quite and peace with super class luxury.
Khapra Zaveri Palace
The site comprises of the ruins of Khapra Zaveri Palace, near the base of Machi. A number of other popular tourist attractions and monuments found in the nearing area are Makai Kothar, Kalika temple, Lakulish Temple etc. The Atak gate is another famous sightseeing destination near the palace. The lawns in the Palace complex is a sight. The site offers picturesque view for photo buffs.
Swaminarayan Mandir, Anand
Swaminarayan temple is a famous pilgrimage of the Hindu devotes in located Anand. The six storey tall temple is also a popular attraction for visitors mainly because of its religious importance.
Anand Tourist Information Bureau
Contact Tourist Information Bureau, Anand, for hotel bookings flights and other information – Tourist Information Bureau, Jilla Seva Sadan 1rst Floor, Panel 107-108, Anand, Gujarat Toll Free N. - 1800 233 7951
Get Going! Hope this information will connect you with the city, its warmth and the hospitality of its people. Do plan your visit to Anand, your trip will be a fantastic mix of fun.