Dahod is a town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is the headquarters of a district by the same name. The town is sometimes referred to as Dohad meaning the two boundaries of the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Emperor Aurangzeb was born in this town. The major urban agglomerations of Ahmedabad and Vadodara are 200 km and 150 km respectively.
Places to Stay
Good lodging facilities are available in Vadodara; some of the options which are worth trying out are Hill Top Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Tulsi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandan Mahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Radiant Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Therea are a lot of interesting places in Vadodara which are worth visiting. Some of the sites which deserve special mention are Makarpura Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Sayaji Baug, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vadodara Airport at a distance of 148 km.
The town has its own railway station. Vadodara Railway Station is the major railway station close to the area at a distance of 153 km.
There are direct buses from Ahmedabad and Vadodara. State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. Making use of bus booking online offers are the best way to save money while travelling.