Surendranagar is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India. It has a population of approximately 1.7 million people. Surendranagar is also known as Jhalawad, as many principalities of Surendranagar district were ruled by Jhala Rajputs. Surendranagar city, along with the twin city of Wadhwan, has a total of 400,000 inhabitants, and is known as the city of Hi-Tech Bungalows. It was also known as "Camp".
District comprises of 10 Talukas.
The city is also home to a big textile and clothing market, specializing in saris. Big clothing showrooms are located in the city. The city has a wholesale grain market called Mehta Market.
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Surendranagar is a district in Indian state of Gujarat. It is also known as Zalawad, as it was ruled by Zala Rajputs. Surendranagar is a hub of cotton and ginning activities of India, with a large number of ginning and pressing units. It is one of the largest producers of quality "Shankar" cotton in world. Surendranagar houses the first Cotton Trading Exchange in India.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Trimbakeshwar Temple, Chotila Hill, Textile Market, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Rajmahal Palace are the famous places in the city.
The area formed a part of the 9-gun salute state during the British Raj, when it was governed by members of a Jhala dynasty
Limbdi is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. With the construction of a majestic BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple in May 2010, Limbdi has become one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of Vaishnavaits world over.
During the Satyagraha, the people of Limbdi formed a "Praja Mandal" on 24 December 1938, which caused friction between the king and the people of Limbdi. In 1939, a conference was held by "Praja Mandal", which the king did not like and he created a huge uproar at the conference. Many people were wounded during this incident. Many people felt disheartened and started migrating from Limbdi to other cities.
In 1940, after death of Sir Dolatsingh, Sir Digvijay became the ruler. He could rule for only four months, as he died shortly after his coronation. The last ruler of Limbdi was his son, Sir Chhatrapalsingh, from 1941 to 1948. After independence, Limbdi state was merged with united India.
Wadhwan is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Wadhwan or Vadhwan city is a part of the Surendranagar district of Gujarat located about 111 km from the town of Ahmedabad, some 3 km distant from Surendranagar city. The town is situated on the banks of the Bhogavo River. Vadhwan is a known location for its old world royal charm and serene space with a life and culture of its own.
Vadhwan rulers belonged to the Jhala Rajput clans and had good administrative and culturally inclined society. To provide sufficient protection to their clan and the people, the town of Vadhwan was fortified and gates were erected at most places to provide safety. Some of these gates and the fortified walls are still found in the city, although city has grown beyond these walls. Vadhwan was the centre of the princely state by the same name, which in earlier days was known as Vardhamanpuri, the name being derived from the great Jain Thirthankaras, Bhagwan Vardhaman. The prime ministers of this princely state belonged to the Rawal family who were given the title of Dewan Bahadur. Under their rule, a number of important structures were constructed, mostly during the era of 18th and 19th century. Vadhwan is considered as an important centre for Jains and is renowned as one of the fortified towns of Gujarat. Formerly known as Vardhamanpuri, the town is believed to have footprints of Lord Mahavir. The Raj Mahal and Hawa Mahal were constructed here by the erstwhile rulers of the region.
“Hawa Mahal, 'the wind palace’ is famous in Wadhwan, which was built during the era of Jhala rulers"
Hawa Mahal, Swaminarayan Temple, Ajramar Tower, Ganpati Fatsar, Gebansha Pir Dargah, Tagore Baug