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Dhari

Updated on December 25, 2015

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dhari

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
Winter
Any other Season
Shoe, Floatters
Shoe, hand glows
As usual
Clothes
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.

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      Mukhtar Ahmed 13 months ago from Somnath

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      Jaydip 18 months ago

      Nice one..

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      You are welcome

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      paras joshi 3 years ago from rajkot, india

      thanks a lot

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

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