Quick Five :
Location : Rajkot, Gujarat
Built In : 1755 AD
Best Time to Visit : October to March
Transport : Rail / Road / Local Transportation
Dhoraji Fort, Surat, Gujarat :
Dhoraji Fort is near to Rajkot. The architectural style of the fort is almost same as the Navlakha Palace in Gondal. The huge fort has many bastions, 3 small gates called a Bari and 4 main gates. In the East is Kathiawadi Darwaja; In the West is Porbandar Gate, In the North is Halar Gate and in the south is Junagadh Gate. The smaller gates are Sati Bari, Bhimji Bari and Darbari Bari. The fort is designed like a jewel box.
Dhoraji is situated at the top of the town and there is a beautiful gate known as Darbari Bari which looks beautiful with jharokha, laid on the brackets of the statues of 4 Elephants in different poses.
Sir Bhagwatsinhji was the ruler of Gondal State and was born in Dhoraji Darbargadh. By late 19th century there were town planning department introduced by Sir Bhagwatsinhji as was inspired by the principles of European town planning.
According to the Indian Census of 2001, the population of Dhoraji is around 80,807. The total number Males are 51% and Females are of 49%. The literacy rate of Dhoraji is around 71% much higher than the national average of around 59.5%.
Other Interesting Place to Visit :
Near By Cities :
Rajkot - 88 kms
Ahmedabad - 313 kms
There are number of hotels available in Rajkot and Ahmedabad that are available easily. There are numerous options of hotel or a local log is also available as per the budget.
Railway : Dhoraji and Upleta are station on Ahmedabad-Porbandar railway line that are nearer to this place and has number of trains available.
Road : There are many Buses available from Ahmedabad and Rajkot and the roads are well connected to the surrounding area.
Local Transport : Non metered auto rickshaws are available from Ahmedabad, Rajkot to reach Dabhoi Fort
Things Important to Carry : First Aid Kit, Some extra clothes, Mineral Water Bottle and camera.