Anand District in the state of Gujarat, India. It is administered by Anand Municipality. It is part of the region known as Charotar, consisting of Anand and Kheda Districts.Anand is known as the Milk Capital of India. It became famous for Amul dairy and its milk revolution.
This city hosts the Head Office of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (AMUL), National Dairy Development Board of India,well known business school-IRMA and the Anand Agricultural University. Also other famous educational hub is Vallabh Vidhyanagar, an educational suburb of Anand which is home for around 10,000 students from all over the India.Anand has seen rapid economic growth along the Anand-Vallabh Vidya Nagar and Karamsad road belt.
An exhibition, tracing down the storied past of one of the country's greatest institutions. The Amul Cooperative Museum takes visitors through the history of AMUL. It shows the advanced pasteurization methods of milk and the production of processed food. The museum is part of the history and heritage of Anand. It has a photo gallery and documentaries that take one back to its origins in the 1960s as well as an auditorium with a capacity to seat hundred people.
An iconic landmark of Anand, the temple is a place of fervent devotion and piety. The Swami Narayan Mandir is the famed six storeyed building which draws huge crowds to its doors. The temple is built with an architectural magnificence like no other and is soothing to the eyes. The temple is very popular in the region for its beauty, for its deity and its religious significance. Some of the deities presiding over the temple and being worshipped here include Narayan Lakshmi, Harikrishna Maharaj, Guru Parampara and Ghanshyam Maharaj.