Localities in Anand

Anand DistrictAnand is a beautiful city with several districts falling under the jurisdiction of Municipality Corporation Anand District, Gujarat. The District is an amalgam of several villages and town, among these Vadtal, Karamsad, And Vallabh Vidya Nagar are the most popular. Of course the towns are famous for several distinct features which make Anand a place worth a visit.

Famous Localities in Anand

Here is a list of places which are the most famous in all of Anand Districts. With distinct characteristics every part of Anand is stringed with one common factor and that is the warmth, the hospitality and vibrant cultural diversity of the people of Anand Gujarat.
Let’s begin the Excursion!

Karamsad Locality near Anand

Aligned with Anand with a distance of about 6 km, Karamsad is a vibrant town with an undercurrent of historical importance. With a population of about 14000 residents (as per the 2010 census), the town has always remained ahead in education, politics, cooperative activities or industries in the district.  The town is the hometown of the ironman f India Sardar Vallabbhati Patel and his brother Vir Vithhalbhai Patel who served Indian government with their immaculate political sight and meticulous leadership qualities. Sardar Vallabhbhai and Veer Vithalbhai Patel Memorial is located in Karamsad. The complex is a popular tourist attraction in the area.

Karamsad town is home to an ever growing number of NRI (Non Residential Indians) who have also contributed in the development of the region by financing and supporting several institutes in the area. Apart from the NRIs, the local farmers also have been an instrumental sect of the society of Karamsad. The soil of the region is fertile. The main crop of the region is tobacco, apart from potato.

Attractions in Karamsad:
  • Sardar Patel Memorial is located in Karamsad.
  • The town is filled with several shopping malls and traditional market catering to all your everyday necessities and lifestyle luxuries.

Facts about Karamsad:

  • Vadodara airport is only 41 km from Karamsad.
  • Karamsad is a part of a region called “chah gram” (six villages).
  • While in town, you would notice a constant smells that of tobacco very much like it oozes through an empty cigarette packet.

Vallabh Vidya Nagar or VV Nagar Locality in Anand

About 4 km from Anand, this suburban town is the education hub in Gujarat. Vallabh Vidyanagr is also known as VV Nagar.

Home to the Charotar Vidyapeeth, the suburb is no less than an educational hub in Anand with several prominent universities and educational institutes scattered all over the region. Sardar Patel University (SPU) is the focal educational institute in the town, in fact the university and town itself owes its name to the iron man of Indian history, Sardar Vallabhhai Patel.

As the name suggests, the VV Nagar is dedicated to the field of education including primary to higher via schools, colleges and other institutes. Education imparted in this village covers all the disciplines including arts, science, medicine, commerce, mathematics, mechanics, natural sciences, social sciences, linguistics and fine arts, etc.

Attraction of VV Nagar
The town is home to the famous Madhuban Resort and Spa, Sojitra Road. A class apart in facilities and ambiance this magnificent resort is a perfect lifestyle destination to relax and enjoy the opulent comfort modern luxuries to business class and leisure tourists.

VV Nagar has a number of malls and shopping centers and traditional markets that will surely keep the shopping bug in you satiated. You can go splurge at – Mota Bazar, D Mart, Shubh Lakshmi Center, Gram Patel Municipal market etc.

Interesting Facts about VV Nagar
With lots of high voltage after dark entertainment options, Karamsad is quite a place to enjoy.
  • There are 80 species of trees. In fact the small suburb has more trees than in the entire State of Gujarat.
  • The average literacy rate of VV Nagar is 83% which is higher than the national average that is 59.5%.

Petlad Locality in Anand

Petlad is another major locality in Anand District. It is an industrial town with major contributions to the Textile industry of Gujarat and the whole of India. The town depends on surrounding farming villages for its supplies. Average literacy rate of Petlad is 74% higher than the national average.
With several hotels and resorts, Petlad is a modern suburb with all the facilities including communication, transport, medicine and education. In the field of religion also, Petlad hold a center stage. There are many temples, and shrines in the town not forgetting the major attraction Ranchhodrai Temple and Sainath Temple.

Major Attractions in Petlad
  • Ranchhodrai Temple in Dakor near Petlad is the major draw for tourist and pilgrims in the region.
  • Petlad offers an adrenaline filled fun and exciting nightlife. Adventurous safaris and sports are another attraction in Petlad.
  • The shopping scene at Petlad is one of the most exciting in all of Anand. With several supermarkets, malls and marts and traditional bazaars and haats, shopping is the most fun filled experience in Petlad.


Facts about Petlad

  • Petlad is essentially an industrial town.
  • The town is least explored through the point of tourism.
  • The town has no dearth of adventure and entertainment.
  • Shopping in Petlad and in many parts of Gujarat is wrongly pronounced as “shoping”.

Apart from Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Karamsad and Petlad, there are several other towns and villages including, Bakrol, Vithhal Udyog Nagar, etc, that are a part of Anand district of Charotar region in Gujarat. The territory has its own place in the field of arts and crafts, education, industries, culture, and religion.

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