ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel


Updated on December 25, 2015

In Images

Click thumbnail to view full-size
During monsoonNarmadeshwar Mahadev TempleAmbardi National ParkEnd of the DayWestern Railway
During monsoon
During monsoon
Narmadeshwar Mahadev Temple
Narmadeshwar Mahadev Temple
Ambardi National Park
Ambardi National Park
End of the Day
End of the Day
Western Railway
Western Railway


You would wonder it to be the place where the nightlife is buzzing around the streets with lots of foods and beverages being consumed by the locality and the travelers. I am sorry to say please remove all the presumptions like that.

It is the town that has the essence of Kathiawar and the true experience of famous hospitality of Saurashtra will be something to savor for a long time. Since the tourism in Gujarat and especially in Saurashtra region is growing faster since half a decade, it becomes extremely important as a residential in the town to provide the necessary information for tourist and nature loving people around the globe.

Dhari is situated in the western region of Gujarat known as Saurashtra, in district Amreli. The geographical coordinates of the town are:

Latitude Longitude

21° 19′ 34″ N, 71° 1′ 38″ E

21.326111, 71.027222

The town has a population of around 30000 and it has buzzing market streets throughout the day until its night when people get back to their house and have the fun time with their family and friends. The town is surrounded by adjoined colonies called vekariyapara, waghapara, haripara, nabapara, linepara, prempara.

The town connected with the world by means of railway and public transport via road. The western railway meter gauge route connecting Dhasa to Junagadh and Verawal passes through the town. The railway transportation is relatively cheaper but enjoyable once the train enters the forest region of the GIR. The word of caution for the travelers: "Do not travel during festive seasons, and girnar parikrama (circumambulate) unless you want to experience on the roof of the train traveling." Such an adventurous isn't it?!! The public and private bus transportation is regularly available to be connected to district places like amreli, Junagadh, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, surat.


dhari, india:
Dhari, Gujarat, India

get directions

Khodiyar Dam

khodiyar dam (ghoono) water fall
khodiyar dam (ghoono) water fall

Places to visit in Dhari

Dhari is the birth place of holy saint Yogiji Maharaj, the ancesstor of Shashtriji Maharaj and predecessor Pramukh swami maharaj of BAPS Swaminarayan Sansthan, the Hindu religious community in western india. The religious temples and shrines are the attraction in the town. The Jivenmukteshwar mahadev temple, narmadeshwar temple, trinetreshwar Mahadev temple are the Lord Shiva temple that gives followers the peace of mind and the strength withing their soul. The jalaram temple near nabapara, Ramdev peer temple near chorapa are also the places to visit. The Udhansha peer shrine is also famous among not only the muslim community but Hindus also visit and prey for their wishes. There are several mosque of Muslim, wahora communities and Khoja khana also. The town shows the amount secularism among the people with Hindu, Muslim, Khoja, wahora etc religions.

The khodiyar dam is among the tallest water reservoirs in Saurashtra built on shetrunji river. When filled completely with the river water in monsoon, the joy of viewing the beauty of man made civil engineering architecture.

The reservoir is named after hindu goddess ma Khodiyar, who as per ancient tale appeared out of the deep blue water in the river shetrunji. After that the temple is known as Galadhara Khodiyar Temple. The pilgrims around the region come to visit the temple frequently and feels the divine presence of goddess Khodiyar.


What do you prefer to visit?

See results

Places in and around

Khodiyar Dam,

Ambardi National Park,

Jivan mukteshwar Mahadev Temple,

Narmadeshwar Mahadev Temple,

Khokhra Mahadev Temple,

Udhanshapeer Shrine,

Jalaram Temple,

Ramdevpeer Temple.


Ambardi National Park

Reserve Forest for Lion
Reserve Forest for Lion

Ambardi National Park

The replica of Devaliya National Park for lion in Sasan is being developed as The Ambardi National Park, 5Kms away from Dhari. The development work is almost finished, several lions are residing in the park along with other forest animals. The view of the park on the bank of river shentrunji near khodiyar dam gives more joy of witnessing the true spirit of nature while visiting the park. The park will be opened for a public visit soon by the government officials soon.

Be prepared

Things to pack
Any other Season
Shoe, Floatters
Shoe, hand glows
As usual
Sweatshirts, Jackets, ear cap
Comfortable clothes
Electronic gadgets
Mobiles, Camera, battery chargers
Mobiles, Camera, battery chargers

Near by Places

There are several near by places that can be visited from Dhari. Khokhra mahadev temple on sarasiya road(5Kms), Apa Giga Temple at chalala(20KMs), Zanzanath mahadev temple(20KMs), Satadhar temple(40KMs), Tulsishyam Temple (45 Kms), Kankai Temple (45 Kms), Banej Temple(45 KMs), Junagadh (70 Kms), Sasan (70 KMs) Diu (90 KMs), Somnath Temple(100 KMs) are the places which can be visited from Dhari.

Places to stay

There are several guest houses in the town where you can stay at night. There are some resorts in where you can have experience like staying the night in forest.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
khodiyar damnarmadeshwar mahadev templenaturevillageambardi national parkfarmsyogiji maharaj
khodiyar dam
khodiyar dam | Source
narmadeshwar mahadev temple
narmadeshwar mahadev temple
ambardi national park
ambardi national park
yogiji maharaj
yogiji maharaj

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)