Amongst all the Jain temples, Palitana temples are considered to be the most sacred. Located on Shetrunjaya hills there are 863 temples, exquisitely carved in marble. No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the priest, because the temple city has been built as an abode for the Gods. The town is considered by many Jains to be more important than the temple covered hills of Bihar, Gwalior, Mt Abu and Girnar. Palitana was the capital of a princely state of the Gohil Rajput clan. It is also one of the greatest t... read more
Black Buck National Park : Wildlife
Blackbuck N.P. Velavadar in the Bhal region of Saurashtra is a unique grassland ecosystem that has attracted fame for the successful conservation of the blackbuck, the wold and the lesser florican. Once found in open plains throughout the country and the state of Gujarat, its largest population at present occurs in Velavadar N.P. This exclusively Indian animal is perhaps the most graceful and beautiful of its kind. It has ringed horns that have a spiral twist of three to fours... read more
Takhteshwar Temple is a delightful shrine situated at Bhavnagar, in Gujarat. This beautiful shrine is situated on a small hill top in the middle of the city. The temple enshrines Lord Shiva as the presiding deity.
Constructed in 1893, the temple is made of pure marble. Takhteshwar Temple is named in memory of Maharaja Takhtasinhjiis. From the temple site one can enjoy the panoramic view of the city towards the Gulf of Khambat.
Takhteshwar Railway Station, on the Bhavnagar-Mahuva railway line, is the nearest r... read more