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Anand District is an administrative district of Gujarat state in western India and is popularly known as Charotar. It was carved out of the Kheda district in 1997. Anand is the administrative headquarters of the district.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

District comprises of 8 Talukas.

ANAND

Anand is also popularly known as Charotar. Some of the villages of Borsad, Petalad and Anand talukas are located in this region. Known as "Golden Leaf", this region of charotar has the highest production of tobacco in Gujarat. In Gujarati, the world "Charutar" literally means a pot full of gold coins. The entire region is very fertile and productive.

BACK IN TIME

The British rule came to an end on 15/8/1947 and India became independent. The new government integrated the royal states into the state of Bombay. Kheda district came into existence on 1/8/1949. Thereafter, some changes were made in the villages of certain talukas and villages were identified for different talukas of the district from 15/10/1950. The district of Kheda consists of Khambhat, Petalad, Borsad, Anand, Nadiad, Matar, Mahemdavad, Kapadvanj, Thasara and Balashinor talukas. State Govt. has formed six new districts from 1/10/97 and Anand has been carved out as a separate district from Kheda. The district of Anand comprises 8 talukas i.e. Umareth, Petalad, Sojitra, Borsad, Anklav, Khambhat and Tarapur.

POINT OF INTEREST

Amul Industry, Bhadran, Bilodra Dakor, Galteshwar Dakor, Gomti Lake Dakor, Karamsad, Khambhat no Akhat, Ranchhodrai Dakor Temple

KARAMSAD

MYTH

The brave man that Sardar was, he guided the freedom struggle and liberated the country and went on to protect the integrity and unity of the nation. "Sardar" was born on 31st October, 1875 in Nadiad of Kheda district. His childhood was spent in Karamsad where his initial schooling and grooming also took place. Sardar's home is located in Karamsad.

HISTORY

Karamsad is located between 22.30 north latitude and 72.54 east longitude. It is situated on Anand - Khambhat railway line and Anand - Sojitra National Highway. It is the land of late Shri Vitthalbhai Patel and "Iron man" Shri "Sardar" Vallabhbhai Patel, the great freedom fighters and statesmen of India. Karamsad has contributed significantly during the freedom movement. Its name has been inscribed in golden letters in the history of India.

Monuments of Sardar Patel and Veer Vitthalbhai Patel have been erected in Karamsad at the cost of crores of rupees by Sardar Patel Trust to commemorate these two giant personalities of Gujarat.

EXTRA

“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was popularly known as Iron Man of India. ”

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Rajdhani Travels & Tours
Address : B-3, D.K.Shopping Centre, Opp.G.P.O, Anand-388001 Phone No : (02692)266767, 9904161355

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Hetal Travels
Address : G-16, Ganesh Muncipal, Shopping Center, Gnesh chowkdi, Anand-388001 Phone No : (02692)261290, 9227160271, 9429669882

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New Ekta Travels
Address : City point Complex, GPO Road, Nr.Old Bus Stand, Anand-386001 Phone No : (02692)656536, 9925123158

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