Baddi is an industrial town and a nagar panchayat in the Southwestern Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, a hill state of northern India. The town lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana states in the Shivalik Hills, around 35 kilometers west of Solan.
Baddi in the Solon district of Himachal Pradesh is emerging as the pharmaceutical industry capital of India. More than half of India's pharmaceutical production, mainly formulations, would originate from Himachal Pradesh in few years as 200 odd medium and large-scale units are coming up in and around Baddi Baddi has surely made its mark on the map of North India with more than 3000 small and large industrial units lined all over the town. The government’s tax holiday for this area has attracted a whooping Rs. 25000 million in a span of only three years.
Pharmaceutical MNC, Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy's, Cipla, Alembic, Zydus Cadila, Torrent, Wockhardt, Unichem, Alkem, Nicholas Piramal, Glenmark, Dabur, GSK or Johnson & Johnson will have a presence at Baddi. To add to the list are some manufacturing giants like Timex, Tsu-Kam; world class financial institutions including Western Union Money Transfer, ICICI Bank, HDFC, SBI; and famous food chains like MG Regency, 4Seasons.
The fortunes of Baddi began to change with the visit of the then Prime Minister to Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh during March 29 and 31, 2002, where he announced tax and central excise concessions to attract investments to special category states.
Himachal Pradesh was established in 1948 as a Chief Commissioner's Province within the Republic of India. The province comprised the hill districts around Shimla and southern hill areas of the former Punjab region. Himachal became a part C state on 26 January 1950 with the implementation of the Constitution of India. Himachal Pradesh became a Union Territory on 1st November 1956. On 18th December 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25th January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth state of the Indian Union.
Chandigarh is the nearest Airport from Baddi (around 40 Km). Daily flights from Delhi to Chandigarh are available.
Baddi is well connected via road from Delhi, Chandigarh, Solan, Kalka, Nalagarh, Nahan, Shimla and other major cities of Himachal, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Frequent bus service is available from Chandigarh and Kalka to Baddi. Direct buses from Delhi to Baddi are also available from ISBT Kashmiri gate Delhi.
Nearest Railway station from Baddi is Kalka (30km). Taxis and buses are available from Kalka to Baddi. Shatabdi Express and other trains connect Baddi to Delhi and other parts of the country.