About Kanad

Kanad is a small town in Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh. Kanad comes under Ujjain Division and is is located 18 km towards east from the district headquarters of Agar Malwa, 83 km from Ujjain, 186 km from the State capital of Bhopal. The city is home to many beautiful temples and shrines.

Profile of Kanad

According to the census of 2001 the population of Kanad was 8650.  The avg. literacy rate of the town is 61 percent. Malwi is the local language whereas Hindi is the official language of Kanad.

Geography of Kanad

Kanad cordinates at 23°40'10' North and 76°9'49' East. The region experiences 3 different seasons i.e. winter, monsoon and summer during a year cycle. Summer starts in the mid of March month and lasts till the end of June.The temperatures during daytime may soar up to 42 degree Celsius at times. Humidity is quite low in Kanad. The average temperatures during summers may reach 40 degree Celsius. Southwest monsoons are the main reason for rainfall in Kanad town. Annual rainfall is between 32 to 35 inches. Winters are cold. Temperatures in the winter season remain between 8 degree Celsius and 26 degree Celsius. Sometimes it drops to 4 degree Celsius.

Transport in Kanad

Kanad is located by the side of Agar-Sarangpur State Highway 41. Kanad is 18 kilometers from Agar Malwa and 186 kilometers away from Bhopal. The Indore Airport (or Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport) is the nearest airport to the town which is about 143 kilometers away from Kanad. Ujjain Junction and Shajapur Railway Stations are two important stations near Kanad.

Culture in Kanad

The residents of Kanad celebrate all religious as well as national festivals with great enthusiasm. Christmas, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Eid, Bakri-Eid, Bhai Dooj, Teej, Janmashtami, Durga Pooja, Moharram, Mahashivratri, Ganesh Utsav, Gudi Padwa, Naagpanchami, Parshuraam Jayanti, Rangapanchami, Ramzaan, Hanumaan Jayanti, Gangaur, Mahaveer Jayanti and Navratri are the major festivals that are rejoiced in the town.

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