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Vadnagar is in north Gujarat, India.

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Vadnagar is a town that has existed since prehistoric times. It is fortified and established on an elevated terrain.

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  • 1 Vadnagar railway station. Vadnagar railway station (Q24948516) on Wikidata Vadnagar railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 GSRTC Bus station.

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Map of Vadnagar

Autorickshaws are the main local mode of transport. Shuttles are available to move around in city.

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  • 1 Kirti Torana (Narsinh Mehta ni Chauri). Two ornamental gateways, east one is better preserved. Built in Maru-Gurjara style (Solanki) architecture, these gateways are 40 feet tall. Built of red-yellow sandstone, they have battle and hunting scenes. They are probably part of larger temple complex which no longer exist. They might be erected to commemorate a battle victory. Free. Kirti Toran (Q63343472) on Wikidata
  • 2 Hatkeshwar Mahadev temple, Outside the town. A 15th-century temple of Shiva revered by Nagar Brahmin community. The exterior of the temple is adorned with scenes from Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata as well as dancing Apsaras and musicians.
  • 3 Tana Riri shrines. The memorial shrines of Tana and Riri, a legendary musician sisters of the Mughal era. A classical music festival is organised here very year.
  • 4 Buddhist monastery ruins, Mahadev Puri. Dating from 2nd to 7th century.
  • 5 Pancham Mehta ni Vav. Ancient seven storey deep stepwell built in 16th century.
  • 6 Sharmistha lake. A lake with public amenities.
  • 7 Saptarshi no Aro. Remnants of the ancient lake.
  • 8 Hathiwalu Derasar. A Jain temple.
  • 9 Chauta Adinath Derasar. A Jain temple. Jains consider Vadnagar the ancient foothill of Shatrunjaya hill in Palitana. The temple has a memorial foothill.
  • 10 Gaurikund. Ancient square stepped pond. The steps have inscriptions derived from Hindu religious works. It is visited by locals in post-death rituals.
  • 11 Arjun Bari gate and inscription. Gate of the ancient fort of the town. There is an inscription here dating to Solanki era. Inscription and Arjun Bari Gate (Q63343468) on Wikidata
  • 12 Nadiol Gate. Gate of the ancient fort.
  • 13 Amarthol Gate. Gate of the ancient fort.
  • 14 Pithori gate. Gate of the ancient fort.
  • 15 Lateri Vav. Old stepwell developed as a tourist spot.
  • 16 Vadnagar Museum. 10:30AM-5:30PM, 2nd and 4th Sat closed, Public holiday closed. A museum about history of the town and artifacts collected from local archeological excavations. ₹5 for local. ₹50 for foreigners, ₹2 for students.
  • Amther Mata temple.

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