Places to visit in Ambaji

When you travel to Ambaji, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Ambaji, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Ambaji to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Ambaji things to do can include exploring Ambaji attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The destinations for kids in Ambaji are quite a few of them. There are sanctuaries with species of various animals, there are hilltop views of the city, there are beautiful sunsets and even more.

 

This is the only shrine which has been followed and revered ever since the pre-Vedic period. She is even named after the place she stands in which are the Arasur Hills near the origination of the river Sarasvati. The shrine is made of white stone with golden cones. There is one entrance because it is said that construction of any other entrances if not allowed by the Mataji. The temple has an open square on all sides which is used for hawans and sacrifices.

Shri Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is positioned 8 km from Ambaji nearby Sarasvati River. The shrine is placed between the dry area of Kutch and the massive sea area. This shrine with the Valmiki Mahadev Mandir was constructed by the Maharana Pratap.As per tradition, after getting enthralled by Ravana's piousness, Lord Shiva skilled him the Shiva lingam.From that time, the dwelling is blessed and travellers visit the temple to reverence Lord Shiva. A blessed kund is placed closeby which is one of the supreme visited spaces by travellers and followers.

Kumbhariya Jain temples are a charming collection of astounding temple constructions at Ambaji Town which times back to the 11th and 13th century, respectively. The Kumbhariya group of Jain temples are devoted to the five thirthankaras of the Jain religion namely Mahavira, Parshvanath, Neminatha Shantinath and Sambhavanath. The main memorialcreated in the heart of a quadrilateralyard is the highpoint of the temple. The attractive shiksaras, galleries with porches and the outstandingartistry and imaginative of the temple construction and elegance bears a prominent similarity to the well-known Dilwara temples of Mount Abu in Rajasthan.

This wildlife sanctuary originates its name from two major shrines which are Ambaji and Balaram. These two temples are situated at the reverse corners of the sanctuary. The place is habitually rich in floral variety which mainly includes the medicine plants and shrubs. It has plentiful floral and faunal types of global preservation implication. The sporadic flora comprises of Kadaya, Musali and Gugal.

The chief plants and trees are that of Khair, Modad, Khakhara, Salai and Dhavada. Khakhara is known as the flame of the forest. It is also well-known as different other names as it blooms in the winters with its outstanding red colour depicting the flames in the jungle. The infrequent animals consist of striped hyenas, bluebull, porcupines, pangolin, sloth bear, leopard and fox. They also have a quantity of reptiles comprising of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, lizards and tortoise.

 

This Sanctuary is situated in the Banaskantha district, there are a variety of animals as well as plants. The draining ecosystem of the Aravali is conserved by the forests coming under the sanctuary.

Jessore hill, the second tallest peak of Gujarat, is located in the Aravali mountain range. The Sloth Bear, an endangered species is that endangered member of the bear family which is found in this region. There are porcupines, boar, leopards, bears, hyenas, crocodiles, cheetahs, civet cats and many more are the other significant species of animals.

A variety of avi fauna is also to be found in this region; among them quite a few are of the rare species. Unfortunately, these rare species are heading towards extinction. Some lizards, tortoises and snakes can also be seen. A very rare species of the Indian python, which is known as muni ji ki kutiya, can be seen if one ventures deep inside the region.

About 18 kms from Ambaji in Sabarkantha district, Poshina reflects the beauty of traditional village life, populated by colourful tribal communities of the Garasias, Rabaris and the Bhils. Poshina is home to a tribal shrine where thousands of terracotta horses  can be seen, in rows  in reverence to a local goddess. The villages, close by, have similar horses carved in the same way. A visit to the homes of the potters who make these  horses show us the exquisite handwork of these artisans.

The Darbargadh Palace which was once a palace, now stands as a heritage hotel. You also find old Jain temples made of sandstone of Parshwanath and Neminatha as well as an old Shiva temple.

The landmarks in Ambaji are the religious temples which are extremely peaceful and pure. You can go and sit there all day without any tension.

The only famous restaurant in Ambaji is Maa ki Dhani. There are not many people who eat outside visiting Ambaji. The people either eat in the temples itself or they do not stay long enough in Ambaji and travel to more of Gujarat.

 

Ambaji is a very religious place and the people who visit this place are mostly on a religious holiday or just enjoying the scenic beauty. There are no nightclubs or pubs or lounges in Ambaji.

The festive period of Navratri is distinguished with countless interest, during which an exhibition is arranged. The exhibition during the month of Purnima which is held twice annually at Ambaji in the months of Kartika and Chaitra. October to April is thought to be the perfect time to visit the target as the environment is enjoyable and calm.

 

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