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Sihor, the erstwhile capital of the Gohil Rajputs, is an ancient town located in the Bhavnagar District, Gujarat. Surrounded by hills, it is situated about 20 km from Bhavnagar.

Major points of attraction are the 12th century Brahma Kund (a stepped tank surrounded by idols of Hindu deities) - built by Raja Sidhraj and the 17th century Vijay Vilas Palace of the Maharajahs, with fine paintings and wood carvings. The Shiva temple is an important pilgrimage worth visiting. Other tourists interest in and around the town include the Khodiar Mata Temple and the Sihor Mata Temple Ė which offers panoramic views over Gautameshwar Lake. The old fort of Sihor with its wall art is worth a visit.

Bhavnagar Railway Station, on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line of the Western Railways, is the nearest railway station. By Road, Bhavnagar is linked with Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Surendranagar and Anand.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Bhavnagar
Location: Sihor    

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