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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Dahod district.
Dahod is located in Gujarat
Coordinates: 22°52′N 74°15′E / 22.867°N 74.250°E / 22.867; 74.250Coordinates: 22°52′N 74°15′E / 22.867°N 74.250°E / 22.867; 74.250
Country India
State Gujarat
District Dahod
Population (2001)
 • Total 79,185
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 389151
Telephone code 91 2673
Vehicle registration GJ 20

Dahod, on the banks of river Dudhimati, is a town-city in Dahod District within the State of Gujarat, India. The city serves as District Headquarters for Dahod District. It is approximately 200 km away from Ahmedabad and 150 km away from Vadodara. It is also known as Dohad (meaning "two boundaries", as the States of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh border the town). Dahod is a model town in Gujarat. It is the birthplace of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb.

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was born in the fort of Dahod in 1618, during the reign of Jehangir. Emperor Aurangzeb was said to have ordered his ministers to favour this town, as it was his birthplace.[citation needed] Tatya Tope, the freedom fighter, is known to have absconded in Dahod. He is believed to have lived his last days in this region.

It was previously within the boundaries of the Panchmahal District. The area of Godi Road, Godhra Road has been considerably developed, making the overall residence and commercial area very expansive. Urban Bank Hospital is situated here. The foundation stone for a Dental College has been recently laid by the trust of philanthropist Girdharlal Sheth.[when?]


At the 2001 census,[1] Dahod had a population of 791,685. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Dahod had an average literacy rate of 45.65%, lower than the national average of 59.5%.

Religions in Dahod
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%).


Dahod town has many educational institutions like [http://ststephensschooldahod.in/ St.Stephen's higher secondary school, Government Engineering College], Government Polytechnic, M.Y. High School, Little Flowers School and Jamali English School, Burhani English Medium School R.L pandya high school, Hindi higher secondary school, Hindi Primary School freelandgunj Sunrise public school among others.

Kendriya vidyalaya Dahod (CBSE board based) school.

Sunrise public school offers both English and Gujarati medium facilities.

Food culture[edit]

Kachori is the main namkeen of the city. Dahod is also known for Son papadi, Mattha and Pakwan.

Ratlami Sev Bhandar' Maruti Sweets' and laxmi sweets & snacks @ glk tower are some of the example of successful food entrepreneurship.

Recently Chatkaz also introduced in dahod and working as OPEN at GLK tower (known as Laxmi tower) .It is first and Only Food chain franchiese in Dahod up to date.

Health and real estate[edit]

Dahod is also a medical hub for the surrounding areas of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Dahod hosts some non profit Health centers like Urbank Bank hospital, Anjuman Trust, and Government Hospital. Drashtri Netralay[2] is one of the important and famous eye clinics which works as a non profit and holds the staff of 20+ eye specialists. A Diploma in Optometry course is also provided in the same campus.

During recent years real estate in Dahod has increased in value considerably.[citation needed]

Arts and Authors[edit]

The town's Najmi Masjeed mosque, inaugurated in 2002, is one of the largest mosques in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Sachin Desai write Gujarati book on Dahod. One is 'દાહોદ ડોટ કોમ' & 2nd is 'atit na ovare, vikas na pagthare dahod'. Sachin Desai also wrote weekly column Dokiyu for the last 24 years. Sachin Deasi & Mr. Gopi seth is also served by managing a website[3] from 1995–'96. They both gave daily updates of Dahod to more than 40,000 Dahodian's via Dahod Google Group. Dahod Online is another Internet attempt by youth of Dahod.[4]


Dahod is well connected by railways to Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ratlam, Kanpur, Amritsar Jaipur, Kota, etc. The important trains passing through are:

It is also very well connected by road and is situated on the arterial road connecting Ahemadabad–Vadodra to Indore. There is a helipad in Dahod.


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