Places of Interest

Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary

Thol lake bird sanctuary is a shallow freshwater body surrounded by marshes on the edge and scrubby forest embarking the sides. lake

 

 

 

 

 


Taranga Hills

TarangaHillTaranga Hills are located around 20 km from Vadnagar, on the Aravali range and harbours have the profound connections with Buddhism. From the banks of the Saraswati, you start on the path that ascends up the Taranga hills.

This 12th century derasar, is one of the best preserved and least restored temples in Gujarat, and a testament to the devotion and dedication of the Solanki Rajputs.

 

 

 


Dharoi Dam

Dharoi

Dharoi Dam is a gravity dam on the Sabarmati river near Dharoi, Mehsana district of northern Gujarat in India. Constructed in 1978, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control

 

 

 

 


Bahuchar Mata Temple

Bahuchar Mataji Temple Becharaji

A short motor ride towards Chanasma and you come to the town of Becharaji and the temple of Bahuchar Mata, an incarnation of the Mother Goddess. Pilgrimages are undertaken to this site for vows fulfilled and boons granted.

 

 

 

 


Hatkeshwar Temple, Vadnagar

hatkeshwar

This profusely carved 17th century temple just outside town enshrines Hatkeshwar Mahadev, the family deity of Nagar Brahmins, who were once a prominent community in Vadnagar. The temple’s inner sanctum houses a Shiva linga said to have self-emerged (swayambhu).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Modhera Sun Temple

Sun Temple Modhera

A soothing drive amidst green farmlands just 35 km away from Mehsana. Set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati, surrounded by a terra-formed garden of flowering trees and songs of birds, rests the famed Sun temple of Modhera. The remains of the Sun Temples at Modhera are relics of times gone by when reverence of the natural elements fire, air, earth, water and sky were at their peak sharing space with myriad manifestations of Vedic gods.

 

 

 

 


Tanariri Memorial & Festival

tanariri

It is memorial of great singer sisters Tana and Riri. These two were popular for their singing talent during the rule of Akbar. It is believed that after singing Deepak raag in the court of Akbar, Tansen was fuming internally. He came to these two sisters who sang the Megh Malhar Raag which was the only remedy for such burning injuries. The memorial has been incepted in the memory of these talented singers as Tanariri Memorial. Today, fairs and festivals are organized at this memorial for remembering such recognized singers.

 

 

 

 


Vadnagar Torans

Kirti Toran Vadnagar

The town is famous for its torans, a pair of 12th century columns supporting an arch, about 40 feet tall built in red and yellow sandstone, just north of the walled town. They stand majestically on the bank of Sharmistha Talav, on a road going down from Arjun Bari. They are among the few surviving examples of the entrance gates, once a regular feature of the architecture of Gujarat in Solanki period. The carving style is similar to the Rudra Mahalaya at Sidhpur

 

 

 

 


Sharmistha Talav

SARMISTHALAKEVADNAGAR

The Sharmishtha Talav is an interesting example of the water retaining systems of the Solanki period, as it is still in use. It is an ancient lake created by the waters of the river Kapila flowing from the hills of Aravalli. More than 4500 years ago, early settlements appeared on its northeastern shore. Later a stepped embankment was created all around it to retain the water.

 

 

 

 


Step Well

StepWellsunTemple

In a close proximity to the sun temple, located near the entrance is a small, unadorned Step Well. This three storied structure built in the 10 century as a step over point for caravans was damaged in the earthquake of 2001 and is now a restricted area under renovation. There exists famous temple of Matangi Modheswari Mata, the original temple being in the ancient step-well.

 

 

 

 

 


Simandhar Swami Jain Temple

Simandhar Swami Jain Temple is leading pilgrimage of Jainism, established with renowned shrine of present Tirthankars Simandhar Swami in Padmasana posture. It is visited by huge numbers of devotees all through the year.


Indus Valley Civilizations Sites, Loteshwar

Loteshwar is the prime attraction of Mehsana. It is situated near the Khari nadi in Mehsana. Loteshwar is famous for Indus Valley Civilization sites located on the banks of this river. It is also known as ‘Khari no timbo’ due to sand dunes found in this region. These pre historical sites are most highlighted tourist spots of Mehsana.


Buddhist Monastery and Antiquities, Vadnagar

The recent excavations have brought to light a Buddhist Monastery belonging to the 2nd-7th century AD, within the fortified area of Vadnagar. The monastery had two votive stupas and an open central count yard around which initially nine cells were constructed. The arrangement of cells around the central courtyard creates a swastika (fylfot)-like pattern.


Brahmani Mata Temple

Brahmani Mata Temple is well known religious place of Mehsana located in the Lanva town. The structure of temple is built with Arashpahan Stone which is pure pink in color. The entire temple is beautifully carved and artistically designed to give gorgeous looks to this shrine. It is beautiful high rising temple constructed with superb architecture.


Ucharpi

Ucharpi is a Village in Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a village situated on the bank of Khari river. Ucharpi has many famous temples one of which Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir which is on the road of Chitroda Village.It is famous for following places:

  • Lake of Ucharpi
  • A seagull in Lake Ucharpi
  • Khari River
  • Bhimnath Mahadev
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman and Kalka Mataji Nu Mandir
  • Biliya Mahadev

Unjha

On the road to Sidhpur is a pilgrimage site for people of diverse communities. Umiya Mata the clan goddess of the Patidar community is said to reside here and attracts a fair number of visitors from India and abroad. Unjha is also the last resting place of ‘Mira Datar’, a muslim Pir revered by a gamut of communities.


Other Famous Places of Mehsana

  • Rajmahal- Mehsana
  • Keshar Bhavani mata temple – Jotana (Martoli)
  • Shree Neelkanth Mahadev mandir – Mehsana
  • Shree Amarpuri Maharaj Temple – Mehsana (Balol)
  • Jain temple – Vijapur
  • Gayatri Temple – Mehsana
  • Ambika Mata temple – Mehsana
  • Sharmishtha Lake – Vadnagar
  • Tirupati Natural Park- Visnagar
  • Umiya Mata Temple- Unjha