Bharuch city is situated in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is located on the banks of River Narmada and is a major sea port and the administrative headquarter of the district. Due to this reason, a number of trade activities have flourished here. The climate is also greatly affected due to the proximity with the river. Travel and tourism is slowly flourishing in the city. Bharuch is addressed by several names due to the trade between East and West countries, which comprised mainly of silk and spices.
In the ancient times, it was a small village and was considered as
sacred by the sages. Many of them came here to pray. According to Hindu
mythology, the great Asura king, Mahabali conducted a great yagna. A
Brahmin boy named Vaman came to interrupt his ritual and eventually put
an end to his regime. Though there is water scarcity in Gujarat, one
never finds water problem in Bharuch. There are a plenty of agricultural
and industrial activities flourishing in the city. Nearby village people
throng the city for shopping.
It is one of the heavily industrialized cities in Gujarat. There are a
number of chemical plants here, producing fertilizers, paints, dyes,
cotton, textiles and dairy products. Gujarat's biggest Liquid cargo
terminal is also situated here. Many multinational companies have set up
their manufacturing units in and around Bharuch. It is one of the most
densely populated districts in terms of industrial population. People
can enjoy leisure activities in parks maintained by the Municipal
Apart from this, there are auditoriums and libraries in the city where
you can enjoy cultural programs and effectively utilize your time. You
can enjoy some Bollywood masala movies at the cinema halls dotting the
city. For the shopaholics, there are a number of shopping malls and
complexes where you can shop till you drop. The markets of Bharuch are
also good places to get things at reasonable prices. The salty Peanuts
of Bharuch are world famous, so don't forget to buy some.