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Best time: Oct-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Vadodara (Check Flights)


"The Milk Capital of India"

Anand Tourism

The epicenter of the white revolution in the country back in the 60s, Anand is a place known for its semi-rural set up and the Swami Narayan Mandir which is the crown jewel of the city. An emerging city, Anand still has traces of its rural past which can be seen when one is traveling to this wonderful city.

While traveling to Anand, one can also go through the history and the factories of one of the biggest dairy companies in the world - AMUL. The Swami Narayan Mandir in the heart of the city is its main attraction with devotees and lovers of architecture coming from all parts of the state to experience its enchanting beauty. Anand, gives you a place for some relaxation and rejuvenation in a very peaceful urban setting. The city is known for being very welcoming and peaceful.

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Anand is also known as the Milk Capital of India. Post independence, Bombay got divided into two separate states- Maharashtra and Gujarat. Kheda district was created in Gujarat on 1st August, 1949. And later, Anand was another district formed out of Kheda in October, 1997.

Anand is widely regarded because of the milk production movement that started in 1946, which gave employment and changed the lives of over 60000 people in the area. It is now, the largest producer of dairy products in India and is popular for housing Asia’s largest dairy cooperative- AMUL (Anand Milk Unilever Limited). Amul produces one million tonnes of milk everyday, 70%  which is sent to the neighbouring areas.

Agriculture still remains the prime industry here. Closely connected to nature with a pleasant climate and loads of greenery around, Anand is an inviting getaway to refresh and rejuvenate once in a while.

Although Gujarati cosine such as Dhokla, Fafda and Khadi dominates the food map of Anand, Kathiyawadi cuisine which is the native food style of the region is also much revered by tourists.
The Lassan Aloo, sev Tamatar are the specialties of Kathiyawad cuisines.

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Anand is a beautiful urban city with a very pleasant environment. The best way to explore the city is by getting up early and visiting the famous Swami Narayan Mandir. Then have great Gujarati breakfast at a restaurant nearby and head for the Amul chocolate factory tour. Have lunch at the Ummia Annapurna Kathiawad feasting on some great Kathiawad cosine before visiting the Amul museum at 2pm. Later go out for an evening stroll and finish of the day at a wonderful dining restaurant.

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10 months ago by Rohit Shroff

- In order to visit the Amul Chocolate factory make sure that you take prior permission and inform the authorities of your visit.- Gujarat is a strictly dry state with complete ban on alcohol so make sure you are not carrying any sort of alcohol with you.

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Great weather throughout the year.

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Difficult to reach.

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Anand is a great weekend getaway fro all those living in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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