Quick Five :
Location : Vadodara, Gujarat
Built By : King of Patan
Originally Known : Darbhavati
Best time to Visit : October to March
Transport : Rail / Road / Local Transportation
Dabhoi Fort, Vadodara, Gujarat :
Dabhoi Fort was established in the 6th century AD by the King of Gujarat, Siddhraj Jaisinh. The fort was earlier known as Darbhavati and is on the south east of Vadodara 30 kms away. The fort gives us the greatest example of Hindu Military architecture. This fort takes us to the Rajput of 13th century. It is one of the amazing forts in India with four huge gateways. The work on the gate is carved beautifully and must have been a challenge for the workers. There is one gate in East known as Hira Bhagol gate, Vadodara gate is in the West, Champaner in the North and Nandod gate in the South. There are many Hindu and Jain temples based in the fort.
The temple of Shri Lodhan Parshvnath temple is one of the 6 temples, which are the major attraction. Dabhoi is also famous for Zarolawaga, as they used to protect Hindus during the time of riots and people who reside in Dabhoi are called Zarolawaga.
Many Jain Scholars lived there to enrich the Jain Granth Bhandar. It has also been providing Talented people like Dayaram, the great Gujarati Poet.
Other Interesting Place to Visit :
There are number of hotels available in Vadodara and Gujarat that are available easily. There are numerous options as five star hotels or a local log is also available as per your budget.
Railway : Vadodara station is nearer to this place and has number of trains available.
Road : There are many Buses available from all the states to Ahmedabad.
Local Transport : Local buses and auto rickshaws are available from Vadodara to reach Dabhoi Fort.
Things Important to Carry : First Aid Kit, Some extra clothes, Mineral Water Bottle and camera.