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Mehsana District

Mehsana District of Gujarat is famous for an ancient sun temple around 900 years old. It covers an area of 9,027 sq km, and Mehsana town is the headquarters. Bajra, jowar, cotton and oilseeds are the main crops. Unjha is a trading center for oilseeds, jira, cumin, isabgul and anise (vakioli). There are oil fields near Kalol. The Dudhsagar dairy and cattle-feed plant in Mehsana is one of the biggest dairy operations in Gujarat.

Modhera Sun Temple is a fine example of Indian temple architecture. Situated close to the Sun temple is the Becharaji temple. Another important place is Vadnagar, which is famous for Hadkeswar temple. Taranga, Modhera, Patan, Sankeshwar and Mahudi are famous for Jain temples.

Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is approximately 40 km from Ahmedabad. Roughly stretched out over an area of 7 sq km, the sanctuary is home to a rich variety of wildfowl, flamingos, gray pelicans, black ibis and other wetland birds.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mehsana

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