Kheda

Kheda is a town and a municipality in Kheda district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Kheda, also known as Kaira, is 35 km from Ahmedabad. The National Highway no. 8 connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai passes through Kheda. It forms the administrative center of Kheda District.

The town of Kheda passed to the Babi family early in the eighteenth century, with whom it remained until 1763, when it was taken by the Marathas.The babi family which ruled kheda shifted to Khambat and now most of that family lives in Ahmedabad. The last head of the kheda family was Sahibzada Ahmed Siddique Hussain khanji Dilawar khanji babi who was married to Bima Rahim sultana bakhte babi sahiba of Junagadh and issued a Daughter named Bima Nasreen sultana bakhte babi who is married to Sahibzada Anis Muhammad khanji babi of Devgam A house of Junagadh state. The Marathas ceded the district to the British in 1803, and it became part of the Bombay Presidency of British India. It was a large military station until 1830, when the cantonment was removed to Deesa. Gujjars established many villages in the Kheda District area, as did Jats and other groups.

Kheda is also where Gandhi, starting March 1919, launched the Satyagraha struggle against oppressive taxation by the British during a time of famine.

Kheda is on the bank of the river “Vatrak” and “Shedhi”.

Kheda is located at 22.75°N 72.68°E. It has an average elevation of 21 metres (68 feet).

There is one temple of Meldi Mata in Kheda, which holds an annual fair in February. Around 100000 people visit Kheda for this event.