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Kheda District is one of the thirty-three districts of Gujarat state in western India. Nadiad city is the administrative headquarters of the district.

Kheda is district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Kheda, also known as Kaira. Nadiad is a city and an administrative center of the Kheda district. The city is famous for its socio-educational-religious humanitarian services led by Santram Mandir and supported by institutions of higher learning such as Dharmasinh Desai University etc.


District comprises of 10 Talukas.


Formerly known as Kaira District, in 1997 it was divided in two with the southern part becoming Anand District. The Charotar region of Kaira consisted of four taluka: Anand, Borsad, Nadiad, and Petlad. When the district was divided, Nadiad Taluka went with Kheda District and the other three with Anand District.


During the struggle for independence in the first half of the 20th century, the Patidars of the Charotar region and other areas in Kaida resisted the British in a number of standoffs, notably the Kaira anti-tax campaign of 1913, the Borsad satyagraha of 1923, and the Bardoli satyagraha of 1928. Dakor houses a temple of Lord Ranchodrai, a form of Krishna. The temple town of Vadtal, Bochasan & Nadiad comes within this district.


Santram Mandir, Temple of Bhairav



Nadiad is a city and an administrative centre of the Kheda district in the Indian state of Gujarat and the 8th Largest city in the state of Gujarat.


Nadiad is a city and an administrative center of the Kheda district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city of Nadiad is said to have been settled by ropedancers, hence the historical name of “Natapadra” (outskirts of/for natas) or “Natpur” (city for natas). It is also referred to as ‘Nandgam’. The city has nine routes, and on each route there is a step well. The city is also well known for the number 9: there are 9 villages or towns located to all the 9 roads that exit from Nadiad; 9 step wells around the city; and 9 lakes in the city. Nadiad was also known as ‘Shakshar Bhumi’ – The land of educated. Many great poets and authors like Jhaverchand Meghani, Ambalal Purani, Mahadevbhai Desai etc. stayed here. It is believed that one of the famous article by Jhaverchand Meghani (Jer to pidha jani jani) was written in Nadiad


“Santram Mandir, including MaiMandir famous for its carvings, is located in Nadiad.”


Santaram Mandir, Shri Mai Mandir, old Methodist Church, Methodist Mission hospital.



Mahemdabad is a serene cool place. It is surrounded by lush green trees all over the place making it a beautiful country place.


Mahemdabad sometimes also spelt as Memdavad is one of taluka place in Kheda district, Gujarat state of India. It is situated on the main railway-line between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. It is situated on the river Vatrak. It was founded by Mughal Emperor Mohamud Beghado.

Mahemdabad is a peaceful town. It is not a business hub like nearby Nadiad, and many local residents commute mostly by train to Ahmedabad or to Anand-Nadiad for education or for their jobs.


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