About Petlad

Petlad is a municipality Taluka as well as a town located in the Anand district of Gujarat. Petlad is positioned at 22.47 degrees in North and 72.8 degrees in the East. The average elevation of the town is 98 feet or 30 m. According to the census of 2001 the population of Petlad was 51153. The female percentage was 48 percent whereas the male percentage was 52 percent of the total population. The major part of the population of Petlad belongs to the Muslims and Hindus. About 44 percent population belongs to the Muslims, 51 percent of the population belongs to the Hindus and rest 5 percent population belongs to the Christian community.

Culture in Petlad

Apart from Hindus and Muslims a part of population in Petlad belongs to the Jain followers as well. The Paryushan festival is a very popular festival which is celebrated by the Jains in Petlad. They keep fast for eight days, eleven days and sometimes for thirty days too. In the Shwetambar Jain Sangh, Petlad many people have taken Diksha.

Tourism in Bodh

There is a myriad of temples in Petlad where a large number of devotees visit daily to pay homage to the deity.  The following are the top temples located in Petlad:

  • Somnath Mahadev Temple
  • Sainath Temple
  • Ramji Mandir
  • Ganpati Temple
  • Vaijanath Mahadev Temple
  • Baliyadev Maharaj Temple
  • Ranchodji Mandir

Apart from these there are four Shwetambar Jain temples in Petlad.

Industries in Petlad

Petlad boasts to be the top industrial contributor of Gujarat. The Patel Studio is the very first studio of Petlad which is situated at Station Road and is one of the oldest in the region. One of the largest dye work companies in British India was established by Naranbhai Keshavlal Parikh in Petlad named- “Petlad Turkey Red Dye Works Company”. Naranbhai had also set up the Rajratna Naranbhai Keshavlal Mill and Keshav Mill along with his brothers Ramanlal and Chandulal in Petlad. These 3 industries took Petlad to a greater height and made it popular globally. These companies started exporting to Latin America, Europe and many other countries.

Transportation in Petlad

The main railway station of Petlad is the Petlad Junction. The nearest airport to Petlad is the Vadodara Airport which is 51 kms away from the town. The nearest major rail head to Petlad is the Vadodara Junction. Gujarat state transport buses can be availed to travel from Petlad to the nearby cities like Surat, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Rajkot etc.

Hospitals in Petlad

Petlad has some hospitals which have all the basic facilities and good doctors. For complicated treatment, one has to travel to nearby cities. The hospitals in Petlad are equipped with all the modern equipments as well. Following is a list of the top hospitals in Petlad:

Arushi ENT Surgical Hospital
Address: First Floor, Brij Avenue Complex, Station rd, Petlad, Anand Dist, Pin- 388450
Landmark: Opposite Petrol Pump
Phone:  9825290289

Tapan Hospital
Address: Sarvodaya Society, Petlad, Anand, Pin - 388450

CDMO SS Hospital

Address: Sunav Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin – 388450
Landmark: Opp Railway Station
Phone: +(91)-2697-224645 and 224422

Navjivan Hospital and Sonography Clinic
Address: College Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin- 388450

Gagan Hospital
Address: 1, Main Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin- 388450
Landmark: Near Saragam Cinema Station Rd
Phone: +(91)-2697-223999

Kashiba Children & General Hospital

Address: Nadiad Kambhat Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin- 388450
Landmark: Opp Shayona Kathiyawadi Hotel
Phone: 9898130745

Ashish Surgical Hospital
Address: Petlad, Anand, Pin- 388450, At Post Sherpura, Sartar Chowk
Phone: 9825328686 and +(91)-2697-224995

Pranav Children Hospital
Address: G-8, Patel Mrkt, Station Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin- 388450
Landmark: Near Railway Stn
Phone: +(91)-2697-224107 and 226526

Aarushi Hospital
Address: First Floor, Breej Avenue Cmplx, Station Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin – 388450
Landmark: Opp Petrol Pump
Phone: +(91)-2697-225999 and 221551, 9825261875 and 9428799349

Restaurants in Petlad

There are a number of popular vegetarian restaurants in Petlad which serve some of the best delicacies in town. Below is a list of the most popular restaurants in Petlad:

Atithi Garden Hotel

Address: Shainath Cross Rd, Petlad Khambhat Rd, Petlad, Anand, Pin- 388450
Landmark: Near Bp Petrol Pump
Phone: +(91)-2697-252065 and 252066

Honest Restaurant
Address: Shop Number- 21 To 28, Aatmiya Enclave, Petlad, Anand, Pin - 388450
Phone: 8734040999, +(91)-2697-248770 and 9426548770

Sai Restaurant

Address: Gj Sh 89, Petlad, Rangaipura, Anand, Pin – 388450
Landmark: Near Prasadam Hotel
Phone: 9408075522

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