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Tourist Places near Anand

In totality, Anand has about 15 places that qualify as attractions to go and enjoy. But there are many places near Anand, city of bliss, which you can check for happening and adventurous excursions.
In this article we shall discuss 3 main tourist attractions near Anand that are the most famous and draw many tourists and picnic goers.

Places to go near Anand

Well, first in our list of places to enjoy a heartwarming picnic near Anand is the Pavagadh Arceological Park, Also Known as Khapra Zaveri Palace in Kalol near Machhi. So let’s find out what is the major draw at this place that you must go and watch out for.

Pavagadh near Anand

The entire foothill of Pavagadh is dotted with several structures that are a tell-tale about the historic past of the place. There are several unnamed structures, citadels and fountains and many more things along the journey to the archeological park. The beautiful stone carved fountains and water bodies are a splendid view. These edifices have stood the ravages of time. The huge arches and pathways are perfect for the photography.

Attractions of Pavgadh
The main attractions to check out at Pavagarh are:
  • Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  • Kalika Mata Temple
  • Machi Haveli
  • Sadanshah Pir Dargah
Best time to Visit Pavagadh is from October to March. In summers the climate turns very humid and steamy.

Sayaji Baug near Anand

Sayaji Baug in Vadodara is a beautifully landscaped garden with lush green foliage and flower beds stretched in an area of 113 acres that makes up to 46km approximately. The garden located along the river Vishwamitri, was dedicated to the citizens of Vadodara city by the ruler Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad 3rd in 1879. The garden is also known as Kamati Baugh by the local people.

Attractions of Ayaji Baug
Sayaji Baug has above 98 species of trees spread through the landscape. Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, the Sardar Patel Planetarium, and the Sayaji Baug Zoo are all located within the vast garden. There is a toy trail also that runs on a 10 inch broad gauge giving visitors a view of the entire garden.
The garden is located opposite to the Vadodara Railway station. If you are coming to Anand via train, do visit the garden before you head for Anand.

There is an entry fee for the Planetarium and the Museum and Picture Gallery.
Opening and Closing Time- 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Bharuch Fort near Anand

Bharuch is a district on the south west of Anand about 70 km away. This prehistoric ancient city is known with different names like Broach, Bhrigutirth and Bhrigukachchha. The small town is perched on the hills overlooking river Narmada. Bharuch Fort is a single storied edifice built in 1791 by a Diwan of the then Nawab. The fort is also known as Lallubhai Haveli.

Attractions of the Fort
The exterior of the mansion has a lavish play of wood carving. There are several underground passages in the fort. The fort has a clock tower, a civil court, collector’s office, a church and a Dutch factory.

Jama Masjid, Champaner near Anand

Champaner is about 85 km from Anand, just a few km near Halol. A historic village, Champaner has many ancient edifices which draw a lot of tourists to the region. You can check this spot out for some amazing adventures and sightseeing excursions. Jama Masjid in Champaner near Pavagarh is a famous tourist destination that attracts a lot of visitors to the place.

Attractions of the Masjid
The Jama Masjid in Champaner is a famous attraction with large area covering the complex. The imposing architecture of the complex is heavily influenced with Islamic style. It is the finest sight-seeing spot in the state of Gujarat. The Mosque has 172 pillars, seven mehrabs, latticed windows and a huge entrance gate with stone carving.

Chorwad Beach near Anand

The coastline is a bit far off from Anand in Ahmadpur -Mandvi. The nearest coast is Chorwad Beach about 370 km from Anand. The good thing about this beach is that it splays out splendid view and scenic beauty. The beach draws domestic as well as international tourists, precisely because it is one of the very few virgin beaches in India.

Attractions of the Beach
A thrilling boat ride awaits you here, dishing out for you an exciting view of rocky hills along the coast. If you go a little farther, there you will find a magnificent edifice known as Daria Mahal or Chorwad Palace. There palace is now turned into a deluxe beach resort where you can enjoy relaxing experience with breathtaking views.

Bhadran near Anand

Bhadran is located 25km down south from Anand District. In fact, this village is a part of Anand District Headquarters. Bhadran is beautiful small village also known as “Paris of Gaekwad” for the civil works done by the ruler Sayaji Gaekwad lll more than a century ago. The major occupation of the place is agriculture, tobacco crops are widely grown in the vicinity if the village.

Attractions of Bhadran
The place offers clean and peaceful rural landscape for the visitors. It’s a relaxing destination. There are many haats (open markets) where you can find amazing handicrafts and artworks mad by the local people at reasonable prices for friends and family.
There are many hotels, restaurant and inns in the village which provide decent accommodation as well.

There are a plenty of options to explore from Anand, with Several weekend destinations. get more info about the best places to go to enjoy an adventurous weekend when you are in Anand.

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