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About Dahod

Dahod District is located in Gujarat state in western India, called adter its administrative HQ.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

District comprises of 8 Talukas.

DAHOD

The actual name is "Dohad", which later got transformed into Dahod. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was born in a mosque within the fort of Dahod.

BACK IN TIME

Dahod District was created on 2 October 1997, and was formerly part of Panchmahal District. Its territory mostly consists of two former Princely States, namelyBaria (Devgadh) and Sanjeli, in addition to Fatehpura Taluka of Sunth (Rampur), along with the two "eastern mahals" of Dahod and Jhalod from the formerPanch Mahals.

The people living in the district are mostly rural. Moreover, a majority of the districts residents are Tribals, mostly Bhils. Jhalod is a large town of historical and commercial importance and serves as administrative headquarters of Jhalod Taluka in Dahod District, Gujarat State, India.

POINT OF INTEREST

Devzari Mahadev Temple, Dhudhar Dev Shiv Mandir, Kedarnath Temple, Mangadh Hill, Panchkrishna Temple, Ratanpur, Shiva Temple.

DEVGADH BARIYA

Myth

Devgadh Baria is a municipality in Dahod district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is a small town nestled in the foothills on the eastern border of Gujarat State. It is 44 kilometers from Godhra in the west, 54 kilometeres from Dahod in the east and 14 kilometeres south of Ahmedabad-Indore highway (National Highway 59). It was established in 1782. The Baria State was ruled by Chauhan kings until its merger with the Union of India. The last ruler of Devgadh Baria was married to a daughter of Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. Rajasthan, India.

HISTORY

Devgadh Baria is located on the bank of Panam River; a town built very articulately in princely style. It is part of Dahod district (formerly Panchmahal) in the state of Gujarat.

This town was established in the year 1782. Two sons of King Vatai Rawal escaped from this region when the famous King of Gujarat, Mohammad Beghda, tried to conquer Pavagadh. Older brother Prithiraj’s son Udaisinh established the town of Chhota Udaipur, whereas the younger brother Dungerpursinh established the famous town of Devagadh Baria. The family of Dungersinh ruled the Baria State for the twelve generations.

The state of Baria was always safe due to the unique geographical location. King of Baria never gave any monitory compensation to Moslems or Maratha rulers. Internal state affairs were performed independently, without any outside help. Baria State was divided into Sagtala, Rajgadh, Haveli, Dhanpur, Limkheda and Randhikpur. These regions were known as Mahals. Administrators and Thanedars were appointed for the smooth administration of each Mahals.

EXTRA

Baria has quite a few picturesqe places - for example Sunset point at Chougania valley south of the town, through which meanders the Panam river.

POINT OF INTEREST

Ratan Mahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Devgadh Baria Palace, Sir Ranjitsinhji School, Man Sarovar, Baria Clock Tower, Therapeutic Yoga Centre.

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Destinations in Dahod

Travels in Dahod

Mahalaxmi Travels
Address : F-4, Sagar Samrat Complex, Bus Stand Road, Godhara-389001 Phone No : (02672)242355

Godhara

President Travels
Address : Sai Complex, Nr. Lal Baug & Bus Stand, Godhara-389001 Phone No : (02672)240098, 9825038118, 9825035525

Godhara

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