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Nagda is a mid-size town in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Major cities that are close to Nagda are Ujjain, Indore, and Ratlam. It is situated on the bank of river Chambal and world’s largest producer of spun-dyed specialty fiber. Moreover, India’s largest caustic soda unit, Grasim’s unit is in Nagda

Addition to this, there are various other plants – a Thermal Power Plant, Chemical Plant and others which make Nagda a truly industrial town. Apart being an industrial town, it also holds ancient significant values. The city was established by King Janamejaya who was a Hindu Kuru King. The word – Nagda is a combination of ‘nag’ and ‘dah’ which translates to crimination of snakes. In addition to industries, there are many other temples and religious places that make Nagda a balanced place for living.

Nagda is a major ISO granted Railway Junction on the Delhi–Mumbai railway line. It is exactly 694 km from both Delhi and Mumbai. Currently there is no public transport like AICTSL OR BRTS. Auto Rickshaw is a magic service for all small distance travel. Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport, The nearest airport is located in Indore about 110 km from the city.

The culture of Nagda encompasses both the traditional Malwa culture and a modern, progressive attitude. People celebrate various Indian festivals. Apart from these festivals, city celebrates Dhol Gyaras - a one night event in which mobile temples, called Jhanki in the local language, run in the city. The same celebration is witnessed three days later Anant Chaturdashi at many nearby places like Ujjain and Indore and in Birlagram, Nagda. The set of the pehalwans from different Akhara show their bravery in the front of these mobile temples. Various man-made craft items are displayed in shops specially built for this night. Dhol artists play their drums in continuous rhythms. The festival culminates in a carnival-like procession.

Nagda has a variety of foods and cuisines. City starts its day with tea, poha, jalebi, samosa and kachodi. The Ratlami Sev is a common snack often served with a meal and dinner. Dal baati is the food of the Malwa. It is commonly served at all festivities, including religious occasions, wedding ceremonies, and parties. Dal-Baati- is a combination of two different food items - Dal (lentils), Baati. It is a typical Malwa dish. Dal is made of lentils and can be little spicy. Baati baked or a grilled ball of wheat flour dough.

In area of education, there are many different schools and institutes available. These educational institutes provide a high class education to all kind of students. Learn more about these education institute Here

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Nagda is a mid-size town in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Ratlam, Ujjain and Indore are three big cities around Nagda

Nagda Junction is well connected by rail to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi Ujjain, Indore, Bhopal. Nagda is one of the major railway station stop on Delhi-Mumbai route via Kota (Rajsthan)

The closest airport is Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore, which is 110 KM away. It is the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh and is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Raipur.

Nagda is well connected by road. You can drive from Indore to Nagda in about 3 hours via Ujjain and from Ujjain to Nagda in about an hour. There are bus many bus services available that run through Nagda.

There are many hotels and Lounge available in Nagda. Some are right outside the city and some right at the center of Nagda. You can find some accommodation listed on the website here
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