Kheda Travel and Tourism Guide

Kheda district Kheda is the one of the 25 districts of Gujarat. The district has great historical significance. It is the breeding ground of Indias national struggle against the British rule. Being the home to Great Sardar Vallabhbha Patel and other nationalist leaders, Kheda was one of the main centers if India's nationalist activities during the pre-independent era.

Kheda District is Situsted between 22.30 to 22.18 North altitude and 72.32 to 72.37 East longitudes. The District is bound on the north by Sabarkantha, Sourth by Anand, east by Panchmahal and Vadodara and west by Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

The district covers an area of 424359 km, which is 2 % of total area of the state. The administrative head quarters are located at Nadiad. Three are 551 Gram panchayats, 4 Nagapalikas as Nadiad, Kapadwanj, Chaklashi and Balasinor. There are 4 municipal Bureaus at Kheda Mahudha, Dakor and Mahemdabad.

Major religious and tourist destinations include the swaminarayan temple at vadtal, Ranchhodray at Dakor, Santaram Mandir at Nadiad and Virpur's Muslim;s Dargah. Hot and cold water ponds at Lasundra. Bhammaria Kua' at Mahemdabad, ancient Shiv temple of Galteshwar and Utkantheswar are other historical places. An ancient settlement, Kheda dates from 5th century AD. The British developed a military garrison here in 1803. 

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. 

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