Kheda Travel Guide
Kheda is a town and a municipality in Kheda district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Kheda, also known as Kaira, is 35 km from Ahmedabad. The National Highway no. 8 connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai passes through Kheda. It forms the administrative center of Kheda District.
The town of Kheda passed to the Babi family early in the eighteenth century, with whom it remained until 1763, when it was taken by the Marathas. The Marathas ceded the district to the British in 1803, and it became part of the Bombay Presidency of British India. It was a large military station until 1830, when the cantonment was removed to Deesa. Gujjars established many villages in the Kheda District area, as did Jats and other groups. Most of them do not keep their former surname, which was probably a clan name(as shown below), and have changed it to other surnames such as Patel or Chaudhary.
Kheda is also where Gandhi launched a Satyagraha struggle against oppressive taxation by the British at a time of famine.
places of interest
places of interest
Dakor - Famous Krishna Temple
Nadiad - Santram Temple, DDIT (Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Technology)
There is one temple of Meldi Mata in Kheda, which holds annual fair every year on the 13th 14th and 15th of February. Around 100000 people visit kheda during this time.
Famous "Khedia Hanuman Temple" at the Hanuman Tekro(literally translated Hunuman Hill). Built by king Mayurdhwaj of kheda.
There are many religious places to visit in Kheda. Shree Mahalaxmi Temple, more than 100 years old temple near Vatrak river.Beautifule Shree Mahalaxmi Mataji's moorti(Statue) made up of pure white marble.Shree Mankameshvar Temple, people are travelling from different places from India and abroad.Shree Somath temple, Shree Hanumanji temple, Bhadrakali temple, Ramji Mandir, Haveli, Bahucahraji Mandir, Shree Meldi Mataji,Shree Nilkanth Mahadev, Shree Khodiyar Madir near Kheda, beautiful Jain temple.
Famous iron bridge, old clock tower, and burjo.
Great education schools and institutions located in Kheda.Like H & D school and Shanti Niketan School where student gets knowledge from traditional to Hightech.