Tourism in Godhra

Godhra is one of the five sub-divisions of Panchmahal district. In the month of July 2004, Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park in the Panchmahal district was found in the world Heritage list by UNESCO. Also, this medieval city of Champaner-Pavagarh is popular for its vast numbers of historical monuments of several religious faiths as well as water bodies (both natural and man-made), which attracts more than 20 lakh visitors per year. Besides this, Panchmahal is also a home for many interesting places like – Luneshwar Mahadev Temple as well as Marideshvar Mahadev Temple. Whereas, the two fairs of the district such as – Chaiti Atham and Math Kotal, are those which attract several tourists every year.

The other tourist attractions include – Jambhughoda Wild life sanctuary and Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Godhra City.

Famous Tourist Places in Godhra

There are many other tourist attraction in and around Godhra city of Panchmahal, Gujarat.  The other attractions include big restaurants, parks, libraries, theaters, hills, churches, mosques, rivers and lakes, beaches, forests, shopping, and lot more.

Hills in Godhra

There are several hills in the city of Godhra, few are namely - Pavagadh Hills, Kadana and Devgad Baria. Though these hills are surrounding Godhra, you must visit these hills to find other attractions like Piligrimage, Temples, Dams, Hotels, etc. on these hills. All these hills are very near to the Godhra city.

Pavagadh Hills: Pavagadh hills are said to be situated at Halol Taluka, which is nearer to the Godhra city and is a very famous tourist attraction. Also, Pavagadh is well-known as ‘Pavakgadh’ or 'fire hill' in earlier days.

Godhra-Pavgadh-Hill

Besides this, Pavagadh has also been popular as the strongest hill fortress, where Kalika Mata Temple (devoted to Goddess Kali) is a most holy center of Hindu Pilgrimage, and has been built during the 10th – 11th century at the peak of the Pavagadh hill.

The old fort of Champaner, which was found to be the medieval capital of the Gujarat, is located at the southern part of the Pavagadh hill.

Kadana: This is a hill, where there is a memorial stone as well as the dam, and on the opposite side of which, a bank of the river Mahi is found, where the temple of Nadinath Mahadev can be seen on the hills.

Devgad Baria: Devgad Baria is another hill where fair is held during every Dushera festival and the old Kalika Mata temple as well as temples like – the Ranchhodji, the Gokulnathji, the Radha-Govind temple, the Patalesh-war Mahadev, also the temple of Garudeshwar Mahadev and the Sun temple are found.

Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds in Godhra

Tourists can find plenty of small rivers, ponds and lakes inside and surrounding of Godhra city, which are found to be the amazing picnic spots in and around Godhra city.

Hot Water Spring: Godhra is famous for the natural hot water spring that includes sulphur with medicinal value. This water spring is established in Tuwa and various people come to this place in order to take bath in the hot water.

Whereas, there is a belief that Saint Sharbang as well as Lord Ramchandrari have stayed in the nearby Ashram that is located close to this place.

Ram Sagar Talav: Ram Sagar Talav is one of the leisure spots, which is located at the center of the Godhra city, and has been split into two components and a small drainage connects them.

Ram-Sagar-Talav

Also, you can find a landscape at the center with a statue of Swami Vivekananda placed in it, and there is a fort situated at the north-eastern direction of this Ram Sagar Talav lake. 

Citadel: The citadel was constructed by Mahmud Begda, which has walls that pass from north-south, with many gates. All of the gates were double-storied, with rooms meant for watchkeepers, whereas four out of these gates are still in good condition.

Godhra-Citadel

The east and south gates called Halol and Godhra gates are the extra large rectangular gates, which is a must-see place for all the tourists.

Kakachia: This is a place where there is a combination of 3 river flows called Triveni Sangam – Mahi, Panam and Veri.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Godhra

Most of the tourists get attracted towards wildlife sanctuaries, where they can find leopard and wolf,crocodile and chameleon, Lion, leopards, hyenas, Chinkara, crocodiles, Sambar, Spotted Deer, etc. Few among the famous wildlife sanctuaries are – Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuary, Pania Wildlife Sanctuary, Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary, Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, and Porbandar Bird Sanctuary.

Beaches in Godhra

Godhra has the longest coastline and neighboring places offer a plethora of beaches, and these beaches are the finest in India and attract large number of tourists every year. The clean waters, the soft sands as well as the rich flora and fauna are the main attractions. You can thus relax by making your trip to these exotic beaches of Godhra in the state of Gujarat, which will give you a very memorable experience. Besides this, the towns situated near the beaches have huge chances for sightseeing and the house has a numerous historical forts, the palaces, as well as the churches and museums which are worth visiting.

Religious Places in Godhra

Temples in Godhra: There are several temples in the Godhra City, which are constructed with excellent architecture that drags attention of all visitors. Most popular temples include - Kalka Mata Temple, Swami Narayana Temple, Somnath Temple, Amba Mata Temple. There are many more temples which belongs to hindus as well as Jains.

Churches in Godhra: Godhra is not only filled with temples, but also churches as well.  These Churches in Godhra are said to be the reflection of many Christians in Godhra city. This means that these churches are the evidence of the Christian population in Godhra which can especially be observed during the Sundays, Black Fridays and during the Christmas time, when people belong to christian community gather over these churches in large numbers. 

Here is a small list of churches which are found inside Godhra and nearby the city of Godhra.
  • Canaan Methodist Church
  • Methodist Church
  • Elem Methodist
  • The Centenary Methodist Church

Shopping in Godhra

Marketing place in Godhra is excellent compared to other cities, you will find all shops at a one single place.

Shopping in Godhra

There are many several shops that are related to textiles, sweets and snacks, toys, decorative items, glossary stores, electronics shops, and many more. Even there are shopping complex in the same area to make purchasing easy for the people.

Hotels and Restaurants in Godhra

Tourists can have a very good time-pass in these extravagant restaurants, where they can rest and enjoy themselves, as there will be superior swimming pools and attractive rooms. There are many hotels and restaurants in Godhra city among which below are the list of most famous hotels and restaurants.

List of Hotels and Restaurants:
  • Baldev Jagatrai Azad Restaurant
  • Hotel Nishat and Cold Drinks
  • Chirag Garden Restaurant
  • Shah Restaurant
  • New Kashmiri Restaurant
  • Hotel Annapurna
  • Burhani Coldrink House
  • Shri Ganesh Restaurant
  • Hotel Rama
  • Dhaval Restaurant

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