Bharuch is an ancient town with a 2000 year history situated on the mouth of Narmada River
, in Gujarat
. It is renowned for its textile mills and long staple cotton. Bharuch is 70 km south-west of Vadodara
The town got its name 'Bhrigukachba' from the temple of Bhrigu Rishi, the name later shortened to Bharuch. In the 17th century, English and Dutch factories were established here.
Major tourist attractions include
Bharuch Fort and the temple of Bhrigu Rishi. A gigantic banyan tree which covers a hectare, situated in the nearby island of Kabirwad, in the Narmada River, is another spot worth visiting.
The nearest airport is at Vadodara. Bharuch Railway Station is a major rail head of the Western Railways.
National Highway 8 passes through Bharuch. By road, Bharuch is linked with Surat, Narmada, Vadodara,
Navsari and Anand.