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Amreli is a city and a municipality in Amreli district of the Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat, India. It is district headquarter.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

District comprises of 11 Talukas.

AMRELI

It is believed that during the year 534 AD Amreli existed was formerly known as Anumanji, Amlik and then Amravati. The city is named in ancient Gujrati as Amarvalli. It is learnt from the inscription that Nagnath temple that ancient name of Amreli city was Amarpalli. It was also called Girvanvalli. Amongst the remains of the ancient town are the memorial stones or paliyas and foundations discovered in the fork of the Thebi and Vari rivers, and two old temples, Kamnath and Trimbaknath, on the west and east of the river.

In the eighteenth century only the west and south of modern Amreli, still called Juni or Old Amreli, were inhabited. The old inner fort, called Juna Kot, was used as a jail, and the Juna Masjid near it, belong to the old town. Modern Amreli dates from 1793, when Vakhatsingh of Bhavnagar sacked the neighboring Kathi possession of Chital and drove many of its people to Amreli and Jetpur.

BACK IN TIME

When Damajirao Gaekwad, the Maratha general, came to Kathiawad in about 1730, three parties viz Kathis of Dubalia carter, some Saiyads holding sanads of lands obtained for the king of Delhi, and Faujdar of Junagadh, subordinate to suba of Ahmedabad, held sway. Damajirao and the Maratha forces defeated all three and levied tribute on all of them. Later Damajirao Gaekwad, established military camps at Amreli and Lathi in 1742-43 A.D. In 1800, the then Gaekwads appointed (1810-1815) Vithalrao Devaji (Dighe/Kathewad Diwanji) as Sar Subah of the Gaekwad's Kathiawad possessions. Vithalrao Devaji settled in Amreli and developed the city and its surrounding regions over the next 20 years. It was during this period that Amreli became a small city. He built many works of public utility; among others, temples, offices, a market, and a dam for the water-supply of the town. It was under Amreli-Okhamandal division, one of four divisions of Baroda State.

During the Gaekwad regime in 1886, compulsory and free education policy was adopted in Amreli for the first time. After Indian independence in 1947, the district became the part of Saurashtra State which was later merged with Bombay State in 1956. After bifurcation of Bombay State in 1960 into Gujarat and Maharashtra, it became part of Gujarat under Amreli district.

POINT OF INTEREST

Gir Wildlife Sanctaury, Nagnath Temple, Port Pipavav

RAJULA

MYTH

Rajula is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Rajula is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Rajula are February, November, December. There are 3 tourist places in Rajula, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Rajula can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Rajula for 2 days to 3 days.

HISTORY

Rajula is one of the main towns of Amreli District in Gujarat renowned for its rich heritage, which provides a glimpse of the Rajputana Kingdom. Earlier the town was located between Dholio Dunger and Piriyo Dungar, but with the passage of time the boundaries of the town have expanded in all directions. The region was once under the rule of the Marathas, who established their reign over the region in 1780. The territory was also acquired by the Gaekwads, who chose Amreli as the headquarters for their Kathewad -pranth.

The culture of the village is preserved by Darbars Garashiya and is developed by the Bania Kapol community. Besides, the culture of the destination is reflected in the festivals such as Satam Atham and Janmashtami. Kumbhnath Sukhnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is the chief attraction of Rajula. The ancient shrine of Lord Shiva on the banks of River Ghano is believed to be founded by Bhima and Yudhishthira.

EXTRA

“Gir Forest is Famous for Home of the Asiatic Lions.”

POINTS OF INTTEREST

Dhareshwar, Kumbhnath Sukhnath Temple, Tapeshwar Mahadev Temple, Maruti Dham .

SAVAR KUNDLA

Myth

Savarkundla (sometimes stylized as Savar Kundla) is a city and a municipality in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a twin city formed when the cities of Savar and Kundla merged.

HISTORY

Savar Kundla is a sleepy town of Bhavnagar district. The town is divided on two sides by Savar river which is not flowing for the last 20 years. The water is soil, however ,is very rich with iron content and it is very reflected in the hard working nature of people dwelling there, according to Shyamubhai Parikh of Sanskar Mandir trust. In fact Savarkundla has a name for its khadi related Gandhi activities and Shyamu-bhai has inherited his traits from his father and also a father figure of savarkundla late Lallubhai Sheth.

POINT OF INTEREST

Swaminarayn Mandir, Swaminarayan Gurukul, Navli River, Darbargadh, Janta Baug, Girdhar vav, Boghariyani, Shel Dedumal Dam Hathsani, Ramdevpir Mandir Nesadi, Bhutnath Mahadev Nesadi, Limdiwala Khodiyar Nesadi, Asiatic Lion in Mitiyala Forest, Navab Fort Gadhakada.

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Atithi Travels
Address : 13, Mira Palace, Bus Stanad Road, Rajula City-365560 Phone No : (02797)2202207, 9920252598

Rajula, Amreli

Sagar Travels
Address : Shop No.6, Ishan Complex, Amreli-Chalala Road, At&Po:Chalala Phone No : (02797)251015, 9925330979, 9173658990

Chalala, Amreli

Teraiya Travels
Address : Opp:S.T.Depo, Amreli-365601 Phone No : (02797)223555

Amreli

Gurukrupa Travels
Address : Shop No.1, Gymkhana,Shopping Center, Behind Shyam Lodge, Opp.S.T.Depo, Amreli Phone No : 9426421591

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