Situated in the Gulf of Khambhat, Anand in Gujarat is known as the milk capital of India. Anand is renowned for housing the Amul dairy and Milk factory. The city is home to the National Dairy Development Board of India and Anand Agricultural University. Anand is also the birth place of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and also has the Tribhovandas Foundation that is a non government voluntary organization working towards the development of rural women and children in Anand.
How to Reach Anand?
By Air : The two nearest airports to Anand are in Vadodara and Ahmedabad. You can hire a taxi to these cities which will take 2 hours. State run buses are also available to reach Ahmedabad and Vadodara.
By Rail : Anand is well connected with other important cities of country by rail.
By Road : Anand is situated on the National express highway from Ahmedabad to Vadodara. It is considered as the mid-way and is 80 kms away from both Ahmedabad and Vadodara. The city is 101 kms away from Gandhinagar, the state capital.
Best Time to Visit Anand
Anand experiences rather hot summers with 40 degrees Celsius, therefore it’s better to avoid months from April till September. The best time to visit Anand is during winter season mainly. Months from October till mid-March are considered best time to visit Anand. The weather during this time remains very pleasant at 25 degrees Celsius.
Well if you visit this place during the month of October then you will be able to attend the well-celebrated festival of Gujarat, Navratri. Enjoy people celebrating the Navratri festivities accompanied with dancing and singing.
Places Near Anand
You can visit the two well-known cities after exploring Anand, Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Ahmedabad is more of a traditional city where you can enjoy the traditional charms of this state, whereas on the other hand visit Vadodara to witness the cosmopolitan side of Gujarat.
Hotels in Anand – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Anand ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.