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Shirohi (Banaskantha)

, Gujarat

(Shirohi (Banaskantha) is also known as Shihor / Banaskantha)
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Fast Facts
State: Gujarat
District: Bhavnagar
Famous for/as: Temples
Languages: Gujarati, Hindi
Best Season: Sep - May
Weather: Summer 22-35°C, Winter 12-33°C
Altitude: 61 m
Pincode: 364240
STD code: 02846
Shirohi is an ancient city that is located in the Bhavnagar district in the state of Gujarat. The place is situated close to the city of Bhavnagar and was the capital of the Rajput clan that was known as the Gohlis.

There are many interesting places that one can visit in the area and they include a huge water tank that can be seen surrounded by many idols and statues of Hindu gods and goddesses. The tank was built in the 12th century and it is still in good condition today. Some of the other attractions include a palace called the Vijay Vilas Palace which is relatively new and was built in the 17th century. The palace has many carvings made of wood and there are many exquisite paintings that one can see in the place. The palace was built by a Raja called Sidhraj and it has been constructed in the style of that period.

There are many temples that are located in and around the place and the main one is the Shiva Temple that is an important pilgrimage site in the area. Some of the other temples are Shori Mata Temple, Kodiar Mata Temple and a few others. The old fort of Shirohi city has many wall paintings and this is a good place to visit as well.
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