Sihor

Sihor

Sihor (સિહોર, सिहोर, ) is an ancient, historical town and now a medium sized city, a municipality in Bhavnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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 Sihori Mata Temple – which offers panoramic view over Gautameshwar Lake and the whole town. The old fort of Sihor with its wall art is worth a visit.

How to Reach There

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

Geography

Sihor is located at . It has an average elevation of 60 metres (196 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Sihor had a population of 46,943. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sihor has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 58%. In Sihor, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

External links

Sihor, Gohilwad Capital, Bhavnagar

References

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