Khed, Ratnagiri

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Khed
खेड
town
Naringi River, which flows through Khed
Naringi River, which flows through Khed
Khed is located in Maharashtra
Khed
Khed
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°43′04″N 73°23′38″E / 17.71778°N 73.39389°E / 17.71778; 73.39389Coordinates: 17°43′04″N 73°23′38″E / 17.71778°N 73.39389°E / 17.71778; 73.39389
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ratnagiri
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,892
Demonym(s) Khedkar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 415709
Sex ratio 0.96 /
Literacy 80%
Khed is situated in Mumbai–Goa National Highway No. 66

Khed is a town with a municipal council in the Ratnagiri district of the state of Maharashtra, India. Situated on the Mumbai - Goa Highway, NH 66, it is surrounded by a number of villages.

Khed is the headquarters of Khed taluka which connects the district administration with the village administration.

Geography[edit]

Khed is located at 17°43′N 73°23′E / 17.72°N 73.38°E / 17.72; 73.38.[1] It has an average elevation of 25 metres (82 feet). Alphonso mangoes are grown in the area around the town. Khed lies between Kashedi Ghat and Bhoste Ghat. The region surrounding the town is mostly mountainous.

The Jagbudi River is a large and famous river located in the area.

Culture[edit]

Khed is a town that has many festivities. Several religious festivals are celebrated in the town. Social groups like Navnirman Kala Sanstha have been prompting artists from surrounding villages to show [their work] at state and national levels since 2004.

Eid is celebrated by the Muslim population.'RAJ YUVA Mahostav' & 'JC festival' (mela) is also organized in Khed once every year.

Shimaga (Holi) [and] Ganapati are Konkan's favorite festivals. Gauri-Ganpati festival is celebrated with cheer and enthusiasm all over the taluka.

Ram Navmi festival is celebrated in Laxmi Narayan Temple. It is celebrated for 10 days starting from Gudi Padva.


One of most important attraction of Khed is the annual rally conducted on the occasion of SHIVJAYANTI.

Food[edit]

Vada-Pav is a famous snack in this city. Vade-Mutton is a popular dish in the khed. The staple diet is rice and fish. Ghavane is one of the main dish in the menu which prepared by the rice flour, eaten as Breakfast

Places to visit[edit]

The Bhagwan Parshuram Temple is located in the city on NH-66. the Temple is on the hilly area of Khed city and also the mid location from Khed as well as Chiplun. Kalkai temple is one of the best place to visit. The Jalal Shah baba Dargah is located in the city on NH.66. the Dargah is on the Veral Gav next to Khed Railway station

Rasalgad is the Fort located in the Khed Taluka. The way to Rasalgad passes from Khed City by crossing the Bharana Naka Junction and many other villages such as Sukivali, Kudoshi, Tale-Mandave, Bharade , Kulwandi (Deulvadi ) etc.

Demographics[edit]

The 2001 Indian census reported that Khed had a population of 13,813.[2] Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. Khed had an average literacy rate of 97%, which was higher than the national average of 69.5%. The literacy rate among males was 98%, and among females it was 96%.[3]

In the 2011 Indian census, the town of Khed [listed] 15,249 inhabitants.[4]

Industry[edit]

Several factories [that produce] chemicals and pharmaceuticals are located in Khed. Furthermore, the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) has developed the Lote-Parshuram industrial area in Khed.[5]

Transport[edit]

Khed Railway Station

Khed lies off National Highway NH-66, popularly known as Mumbai-Goa Highway, which connects Khed with cities like Mangalore, Panaji, Madgaon, Karwar and Udupi. The Bharna Naka – Khed road, part of state highway SH-106, connects NH-66 to the town of Khed. Khed has a railway station on the Konkan Railway line and a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus station connecting Khed taluka to major cities in Maharashtra.

Khed railway station connects three talukas (Dapoli, Mandangad and Khed) to the railway map of India.

Education[edit]

Many schools and colleges in Khed are in English and Marathi Medium.

  • Sriman Chandulal Sheth High School & Jr.College.
  • Navabharat High School & Junior College, Bharne.
  • L. P. English School.
  • L. T. T. English Medium School & Junior College.
  • M. I. Hajwani English Medium School & Junior College.
  • Rotary English Medium School.
  • Shive Shankar Madhyamik Vidhyalay & Jr. College, Kulwandi.
  • Haji SM Mukaddam Highschool and Junior College.
  • Dnyandeep Vidya Mandir,Bhadgaon.
  • Vishwakarma Sahajeevan Institute of Management.

See also[edit]

Khed (KHED)
Next 'Small' station towards Mumbai:
Diwankhauti
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Small' station from Mumbai:
Anjani
Distance from Mumbai (CST) = 0275 km
Next 'Main' station towards Mumbai:
Mangaon
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Main' station from Mumbai:
Chiplun

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Khed, India". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.  Retrieved on October 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Census 2001 Population Finder: Maharashtra: Ratnagiri: Khed: Khed (M.Cl.)". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "NPR Report: Maharashtra: Ratnagiri: Khed". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lote-Parshuram (Group D+) Industrial Area Details". Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. Archived from the original on August 28, 2008.