Anand Known as the “Milk Capital of India”, Anand is the perfect place to indulge in an array of regional cheeses and chocolate. Visit Anand’s historic landmarks, explore a local art gallery or take a day trip to a 4,000-year-old city.
Things to do
Learn more about the dairy industry at the Amul Dairy Museum, which also highlights the history of Anand in its photo gallery and auditorium. Those with a sweet tooth can visit the Amul Chocolate Factory to see the process of chocolate making and admire large tanks of chocolate before sampling the delicious final product.
History enthusiasts can visit the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial, which is a memorial and museum dedicated to the “Iron Man of India”, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Get a comprehensive look at the life and work of the famous freedom fighter in Raj Bhavan, which also includes a 3D light and laser show detailing the history of Indian Independence.
Get a dose of culture at the Flo Art Gallery, one of the largest art galleries in India. Admire terracotta artwork and ornate sculptures, then pick up authentic Gujarati handicrafts.
Take a day trip to Vadodara to explore its ancient landmarks. See the residence of a royal family, Laxmi Vilas Palace, and marvel at its Indo-Saracenic architecture and chandeliers, Belgium stained-glass windows and royal artwork. Take a break in the 45-hectare Sayaji Baug, which also features a zoo, planetarium and operational toy train.
The easiest way to reach Anand is by train from Ahmedabad and Mumbai, while Vadodara Airport is 39 kilometers away.