The district is located on eastern end of the state. It is bordered by Dahod District to the north-east & east, Vadodara District to the south (southeast and southwest also), Kheda District to the west and Sabarkantha District to the northwest. Banswara District of Rajasthan State also borders the district in the northeast.
1. Sikandar Shah Tomb, Halol
Sikander Shah, ruler of Champaner who was assassinated by Imad-ul-Mulk, Khusqadam in 1526 AD, is buried here along with his two brothers. A beautiful stone structure with fluted domes, though simple, it is quite remarkable in its aesthetics and craftsmanship. A beautiful stone structure with fluted domes, though simple, it is quite remarkable in its aesthetics and craftsmanship.
Dhanpari is a well-stocked forest ecotourism site situated inside the Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, inside the Panchmahal District of Central Gujarat. The campsite is surrounded by this magnificient forest which is home to a variety of flora an fauna. The plant species inlude teak, bamboo & other plant species. He leopard is the top predator here and other animal species include the sloth bears, blue bulls, jackals, wild boars, four horned antelopes and a variety of reptiles. The area has two water reservoirs, one at Kada and the other at Targol. The campsite is near the Kada Dam and its a beautiful site to visit with a picturesque location and it also has a forest rest house. Other sightseeing options are the Jund Hanuman Temple which is 10 kms away from the campsite and also the Targol reservoir. This is the dam site in jambughoda wild life sanctuary. The dam is well maintained for tourist. The dam site also have a big garden.
The Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely rich in wildlife. The topmost predator in the area is leopard. Other predators in the sanctuary include the wolf, hyena and the jackal. There are several other animals in the sanctuary such as the four horned antelope, barking deer, civets, bluebull arid wild boar, porcupine, mongoose and sloth bear. Visitors can also spot -a number of reptiles in the area including venomous and non-venomous snakes. When it comes to avifauna, the sanctuary was quite rich in it, but off late the number of birds in the area has decreased. The two reservoirs in the sanctuary fulfil the watering needs of the animals that inhabit the area.
Hindu Sanatan Dharma has three scriptures that form the basis of its philosophy and teachings. These are the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras, and the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Together these three are referred to as the Prasthanatrayi, or ‘the three that establish Hindu Dharma.’ All Hindu schools of thought, including the Swaminarayan faith, base their philosophy on these three scriptures. Within the Swaminarayan Sampraday, the Vachanamrut, the Shikshapatri, and the Swamini Vato set forth the principles and doctrines of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. The Vachanamrut is a compilation of His teachings to the sadhus and followers – a unique compendium of question-and-answer sessions in Gujarati prose. The Shikshapatri is the code of conduct written by Bhagwan Swaminarayan for all His followers – sadhus and lay people. The Shikshapatri is unique for its transparency, written in times when access to knowledge and rules was usually limited to just a few. Swamini Vato is a compilation of the teachings of Aksharbrahman Gunatitanand Swami, which supports the Vachanamrut and clarifies its philosophy.
The founder of the Trimandir is our beloved Gnani Purush Dada Bhagwan (November 8, 1908 – January 2, 1988), who was born as Ambalal Muljibhai (A.M.) Patel, affectionately known as Param Pujya Dadashri. Born to a spiritually elevated mother in the village of Tarsali located in the Indian state of Gujarat, Param Pujya Dadashri was instilled with a profound understanding of non violence, empathy, generosity, and the benefit of spiritual penance, right from birth. From an early age, Param Pujya Dadashri exhibited unique spiritual characteristics and, as He grew older, He maintained a devoted priority of spiritual purpose. Born on 2nd December 1944 in Aurangabad, India to a prominent family, Pujya Dr. Niruben Amin (affectionately called Niruma) was raised with great comfort and special privileges.