Dahod is a small city on the banks of the Dudhimati River in Dahod District in the State of Gujarat, India. It is said that it have taken its name from Saint Dadhichi, who had an Ashram on the bank of Dadhumati river.
It is 214 kilometres (133 mi) from Ahmedabad and 159 kilometres (99 mi) from Vadodara. It is also known as Dohad (meaning "two boundaries", as the borders of the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are nearby).
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was born in the fort of Dahod in 1618, during the reign of Jahangir. Aurangzeb was said to have ordered his ministers to favour this town, as it was his birthplace. 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 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 was recently laid by the trust of philanthropist Girdharlal Sheth.
Dahod is also a medical hub for Gujarat, and surrounding areas of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Dahod hosts some non-profit health centers like Urban Bank hospital, Anjuman Trust, and Government Hospital. Drashtri Netralaya is a famous non-profit eye clinic with a staff of 20+ specialists. It also offers a Diploma in Optometry course.
Dahod is connected to all major towns of Gujarat by public transport service operated by GSRTC.
Dahod is Railway Junction that connects Dahod with different parts of state and nation.
The nearest airport is Vadodara Airport, 125kms away.