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North Gujarat is part of the state of Gujarat in western India. Much travel into the region comes via the state's largest city, Ahmedabad, which is just to the south.


Map of North Gujarat
  • 1 Gandhinagar — administrative capital of Gujarat, city of Akshardham Temple and the second planned Green City
  • 2 Ambaji — a town noted for its history and mythology. Famous for its marble and granite mines
  • 3 Himatnagar — a city noted for its ceramic industry. Himatnagar has many beautiful temples, the Maharaja Himmat Singh Fort and holds a wide range of festivals during the year
  • 4 Idar — located on the Idar hills, Idar is known for its temples and beautiful architectural monuments
  • 5 Kadi
  • 6 Khedbrahma — a city in Sabarkantha district.
  • 8 Mehsana — a city in the Mahesana District
  • 9 Palanpur — a once heavily fortified town with several temples dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism. The royal city of Nawabs.
  • 10 Patan — ancient fortified town.
  • 13 Vadnagar — an ancient historical town.

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  • 1 Thol lake (70 km from Mehsana, 40 km from Ahmedabad), +91 2717 223500. Small and beautiful bird sanctuary. This 7-km² lake has several islands. It attracts migratory birds in winter including pintails, flamingos, cranes, pelicans, mallards, gooses and many more. 150 species of birds are seen here. It was established as irrigation tank in 1912. Call Assistant Conservator of Forests, Sanand for details. Thol Lake (Q7786671) on Wikidata Thol Lake on Wikipedia


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Banaskantha district[edit]

  • 2 Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary. Balaram Ambaji Widelife Sanctuary (Q19833696) on Wikidata Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 3 Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary. Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (Q6187899) on Wikidata Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 4 Balaram Palace. Balaram Palace (Q22665680) on Wikidata Balaram Palace on Wikipedia
  • 5 Dantiwada Dam. Dantiwada dam (Q21643354) on Wikidata Dantiwada Dam on Wikipedia

Sabarkantha district[edit]

  • 6 Roda Group of Temples (Temples at Khed and Roda), Near Raisinghpura (Roda) village (18 km from Himatnagar on Khed-Tasiya Road). Seven Hindu temples built during Gurjara-Pratihara or Rashtrakuta period (8th-9th century). Considered as the fountainhead of all classical temples of Gujarat. Free. Roda Group of Temples (Q29863682) on Wikidata Roda Group of Temples on Wikipedia
  • 7 Juna Bhavnath Temple, Mau, Near Mau viilage (6km away from Bhiloda). This 1300-year-old temple has a reservoir, kund, named Bhrigukund which believed to cure leprosy if bathed in its water. There is a temple dedicated to Shiva and temple dedicated to the son of Bhrigu, Avan Rishi. The place is situated on the banks of Hathmati river dam. The fair is organised on the last Monday of Shraavana month of Hindu calendar and on Mahashivratri which is visited by large number of people. Free. Bhavnath Temple, Mau (Q20746083) on Wikidata Bhavnath Temple, Mau on Wikipedia
  • 8 Polo Group of Monuments and the Vijaynagar Forest (Polo Forest), Near Abhapur village. There are several ruined ancient Hindu and Jain temples which are more than 500 years old. Free. Polo forest (Q20816980) on Wikidata Polo Forest on Wikipedia
  • Sapteshwar Mahadev temple, 1.5km from Arsodia village (2 km from Fudeda village of Mehsana district, 32 km from Idar and 30 km from Himatnagar). Confluence of Sabarmati and Debhol rivers, this is place of natural beauty. The kund and a temple housing seven linga of Shiva is ancient and associated with lores of Saptarishis. Free.
  • Mahakali temple, Sampad village. Constructed by king of erstwhile Idar state in 15th century for the fulfillment of wish of child. Free.
  • Mini Pavagadh, Vaktapur village (8 km from Himatnagar). A 300-year-old temple dedicated to Mahakali is popular in pilgrims. Fairs are organised on Janmashtami and Mahashivaratri. Free.
  • 9 Tomb of Sikandarshah, Prantij. Tomb of Sikandarshah, Prantij (Q63344837) on Wikidata Tomb of Sikandar Shah, Prantij on Wikipedia

Gandhinagar district[edit]

  • 10 Mahudi Jain Temple. Mahudi Jain Temple (Q30589540) on Wikidata Mahudi Jain Temple on Wikipedia




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