Vadtal is in the Kheda district of Gujarat, India. It is the pilgrim centre of Swaminarayan Sampraday and the location of Swaminarayan's temple.[1] Gomati is a holy lake in Vadtal.

Vadtal
village
Vadtal is located in Gujarat
Vadtal
Vadtal
Location in Gujarat, India
Vadtal is located in India
Vadtal
Vadtal
Vadtal (India)
Coordinates: 22°35′N 72°52′E / 22.59°N 72.87°E / 22.59; 72.87Coordinates: 22°35′N 72°52′E / 22.59°N 72.87°E / 22.59; 72.87
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictKheda
Founded bySarvopari Swaminarayan
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ
Websitegujaratindia.com

Vadtal is also a railway terminus. A 14 mile long broad gauge line was opened in 1929 connecting it with Anand, benefitting pilgrims visiting the Swaminarayan Temple.[2]

In 2011, ONGC announced that it would begin drilling operations in Vadtal in search of oil and gas. Its previous exploration in 2007 in Vadtal had found an oil field, which it is developing.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.vadtal.com
  2. ^ Gujarat State Gazetteers: Kheda. Gujarat, India: Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. 1977. p. 424.
  3. ^ "ONGC drilling operations to find oil, gas in Vadtal". The Times of India. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012.