A city in the Anand district of Gujarat, Karamsad is 10 km away from Anand and 46 km from Vadodara. Archaeological studies show that Karamsad is as old as 1155 AD and the city has ancient temples and ruins that attract many tourists. Famous freedom fighter and India’s first Home Minister post-Independence, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was born and raised in Karamsad. His ancestral home in Karamsad is now a memorial and tourist attraction.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Karamsad due to its proximity to Anand. Some of them are Presidency Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 1500), and Amul Guest House in Anand.
The official language of Karamsad is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi.
The important festival in Karamsad is the Paryushan Parva. The festival celebrated amongst Jains is held in 2 weeks of September every year and attracts Jains from all over the world.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Karamsad. Some of the places include Santram Temple, Goddess Khodiyar Temple, Bapeshwar Mahedev Temple, and Sardar Memorial Museum which houses many artefacts and articles used by Sardar Patel.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vadodara Airport (40 km).
The nearest railway station is Anand, which is 10 km from the town. It is also well connected with Vadodara which is 45 km away.
There are daily bus services to Anand, Mumbai, Bharuch, Ahmedabad, Vapi, Surat, and Gondal. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Mahasagar Travels, Asha Travels and Gandhi Travels. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.