Banaskantha Tourism

The Banaskantha district situated in Gujarat is home to innumerable pilgrimage spots, historical monuments and places of natural scenic beauty. Since nearly fifty percent of tourists travel to Gujarat for religious purposes, it is evident that Banaskantha creates major boost in tourism in the state of Gujarat. Palanpur is the largest city in Banaskantha while the district itself is the second largest in the state. Agriculture, food processing, tourism and mineral industries are the economy producers of the district.

Ambaji, one of the famous pilgrimage places is situated in the district attracting pilgrims from all over India to Gujarat. Other sites of tourist interest in Banaskantha are Balaram Palace, Keerthi Stambh, Kamaxi Mandir, Mangalya Van, Balaram Mahadev Temple and Gabbar. These spots are religiously as well as culturally important. Most of them are located in areas enriched with natural beauty and grace. The deciduous forest and fauna of the Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary and the scenic view of the Dantiwada Dam also provides the tourists with breathtaking visual treats. There is good interstate road connectivity via state highways, notably No 7, 54 and 56. In addition to that, NH27 connects Banaskantha to Delhi and Jaipur. The nearest port is situated in Dholera and the Kandla port can be accessed via NH15. There is a major railway station at Palanpur and cities like Deesa, Deodar Dhaner and Bhabar also have established railway links. There is an airstrip at Deesa but the nearest commercial airport, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is situated in Ahmedabad.

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Travel Guide Ambaji Shakti Peetha Temple Banaskantha
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Ambaji Shakti Peetha Temple

The Ambaji Shakti Peetha Temple is one of Shaktipeetha temple among the 52 Shakti Peetha shrines in India and located in Banaskantha district of Gujarat and the temple is about 185KM away from the Ahmadabad City.

Travel Guide kumbhariya jain temples
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Kumbhariya Jain Temple

Having a peaceful and tranquil environment and being located near Ambaji town (Gujarat), the group of Kumbhariya Jain Temples is a very popular religious place of Gujarat. Built in the year 1032, these temples have astounding wall carving and pillar art. Temples are open from 6:3....

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