Places to visit in Anand

Places to visit in Anand

Anand is a district of Gujarat state, carved out of the Kheda district in 1997. Anand lies between Ahmedabad and Vadodara on the Western Railway.

Anand district is famous as the Milk Capital of India because of renowned Amul dairy and its Milk Revolution. It also hosts the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) of India and Anand Agricultural University. The IRMA (Institute of Rural Management) campus is also located in Anand. IRMA runs a Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Rural Management which is considered to be one of the best in the world.

Amul Industry

amul dairy anand
Amul (AMUL means “priceless” in Sanskrit). The brand name “Amul,” from the Sanskrit “Amoolya,” was suggested by a quality control expert in Anand. Formed in 1946, a dairy cooperative in India, this brand name is managed by apex cooperative organization, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF). Currently, it is jointly owned by some 2.8 million milk producers in Gujarat.
Amul also has made its way to overseas markets such as Mauritius, UAE, USA, Bangladesh, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and a few South African countries. Milk products like Butter, Cheese, Icecreams, etc. are manufactured by AMUL brand.


Bhadran, a village in Anand district, in the Indian state of Gujarat was nicknamed the “Paris of Gaekwad state” due to its prosperity and civil works carried out by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the visionary ruler of Baroda.
It also has many temples, and places for social activities like a Guest House, a Rest House, Nani Khadki Dharamshala, Brahman Vadi, Shree Bhadrakali Mataji’s Vadi, Central Hall in Town Hall, and Shree Annkshetra.


sardar patel memorial karamsad

Karamsad is a city and a municipality in Anand district of Gujarat. It is the brought up place of one of India’s greatest leaders, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who raised the Indian Independence Movement. The place is also home to his elder brother Vithalbhai Patel, who was a prominent political leader. Karamsad is famous for Pramukh Swami Medical College.



Khambhat, formerly known as Cambay, is a city and a municipality in Anand district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Earlier, it was an important trading center. There is an old and ancient port in the bay of Khambhat, known for its trade with foreign countries.

Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) 

irma anand

An autonomous institution located in Anand in Gujarat is a mandate of contributing to the professional management of agricultural organizations. It was founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien’s to revolutionize the dairy industry in the country by providing management training, support and research facilities to the students committed to rural developments.

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