Naroda is located at 23°05′N 72°40′E.
Naroda is three miles from Ahmedabad airport (8 km), near the intersection of National Highway No. 8 and National Highway 59. It is near Bapunagar, which has a diamond market. Kalupur and Kkrishnanagar the geographic center of Ahmedabad, is at a distance of 5 km.
It is predominantly filled with Hindus and Jains. Most of the people inhabiting Naroda are Gujaratis. A substantial amount of Sindhis also live there.
Naroda has two parts: Juna Naroda (Old Naroda) and Nava Naroda (New Naroda). At the center of Naroda (called Naroda Gam or Naroda Bazaar) are an old fountain and a newly developed park.
Naroda has flourished over the past few years due to its close location from the SVIP (Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel International Airport) Airport and the Ahmedabad Railway Station.
Railway station (Kalupur Railway Station aprrox 10 Km), Airport (SVP Airport approx 8 km) and Bus Station (Krushnnagar approx 3 km) all are in the range of 10 kilometers form Naroda.
There is a government commerce college in naroda. Also so many schools in naroda included international school and pre primery schools. The sardar patel ring road cross in front of naroda with long touching with area of naroda.
Naroda has a beautiful history of king "NAR RAJA" he was the very true devotee of lord Shiva. he constructed the lord shiva temple at the high end of his whole constituency area. later this spiritual temple was called by "Nareshwar Mahadev". As the recognition of older people the Nar-raja were resided in palace was at the mama kalyan temple towards dolphin circle as today. nowadays vagri community is living there they still shows their address as "Nar-raja no Tekro"
During the 2002 Gujarat riots Naroda Patiya witnessed the Naroda Patiya massacre, one of the worst communal violence in which 97 people were killed. On August 29, 2012, a SIT court convicted sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Naroda, Maya Kodnani, Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi were found guilty by the special trial court on August 30, 2012, it also convicted 30 other people, while acquitting 29 of the accused due to insufficient evidence.
Naroda has over the last two years transformed from a neglected industrial area to desirable location for homes. The population of the town is a mix of people from throughout India, but it is predominantly a Hindu population, with a minority of Malayalis and Sindhis who have been residing here for the last two decades.
The Naroda GIDC industrial park hosts national and multinational corporations such as Reliance Industries Ltd, PepsiCo, Ingersoll-Rand, Dresser Industries, Lubi Elcectronics, Lubi Pumps, Harshtaiana, engaged in manufacturing of sectional warper, Laxmi Engineers manufacturer of sheet metal components and various chemical and textile industries, including Arvind Mills, Umiya Textile and Nirman Textile. Pharmaceutical companies include Dishman, Tuton, Westcoast and Maccure. India's snack food manufacturer Havmor Ice Cream Ltd, Samrat Namkin is located in Naroda.
Several major township projects are being developed along the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway with Naroda being at the center of the development. In the recent Vibrant Gujarat summit, 24 projects worth more than Rs 1,000 crore were slated to be developed in this part of city and along the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway. Projects include hospitals, clubs, educational institutions, NRI residential colonies, a business park and a 120-room hotel.
Naroda features some beautiful temples such as the Lord Sankar temple (a historical temple of shri nareshwar mahadev), Ranchodrai, Satyanarayan and Padmavati Mataji's Jain Temple, Hanumanji Mandir, Ayyappa Temple, Gokuliya Hanuman, Ganesh Temple. It also has the great Mahaprabhuji's Bethak, a famous pilgrim place for Vaishnavites. It is believed that Mahaprabhu stayed here for some time. One new added place is SMVS (Swaminarayan Mandir Vasana Sanstha) Temple.
There is a recently developed lake, and the world's largest collection of antique cars in KathWada at IB farm (Dastan Farm).
Recently, Khari-canal side Garden/Park is inaugurated by chief minister of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi.
At Nava Naroda, one of the Interesting thing is number of the societies whose name are related to the lord Like Urvashi bunglows, Tirupati bunglows, Gokuldham, Krishna kunj, Gokul duplex, Radheshyam, Radhe galaxy, Madhuvan, Surohi park -1, Murlidhar, Keshavbag etc.
Naroda having two very well known theaters, one is Galaxy which serving entertainment since more than 25 years. Another is Devi multiplex which is one of the most affordable theater in Naroda. Third one is Rajhans cinema which in Nikol, near to Nava Naroda.
Galaxy restaurant, Mayur restaurant, Emerald restaurant, Desi Tadka restaurant, Surbhi restaurant, Sankalp, and Food Point restaurant are the best places for the variety of foods.
The late business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani started his first textile mill in Naroda in 1977.