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Gujarat Places to see KANTHKOT FORT


Quick Five :

Location : 100 kms from Bhuj, Gujarat

Other Attractions : Jain Temple and Old temple dedicated to Sun.

Transport :  Rail / Road / Local Transportation

Nearby City : Bhuj

Kanthkot Fort, Surat, Gujarat :

Kanthkot Fort is an old fort at the top of the rocky hill. It is five km from Bhachau Taluka and 100 kms from Bhuj. There are big blocks used to build the walls which are repaired in many places from small stones. It is said that in the eight century it was the capital of kathis and was later taken from them by Chavdas. Solanki came and ruled after Chavdas and after them came Vaghelas. Mod’s son Sad got the Kanthkot and also the daughter of Vaghela after marriage. He lived in Kanthkot and named it as Kanthdurg. In 11th century Mahmud Ghazni gave shelter to Bhimdev who surrendered to British in 1816.

There are three temples on the hill from which one temple is dedicated to Kanthadnath; the other is a Jain temple and the Sun temple. There is a Sun Temple near by which is also famous among the tourist. The Sun temple is unique as it has the idol Sun God with folded hands. Normally the Sun God is shown with both hands open holding the lotus flower.

Accommodation :

There are number of hotels in Bhuj that are available easily. There are numerous options of hotel or a local lodge is also available as per your budget.

Transportation :

Railway : Bhuj is the nearest station with a number of trains available.

Road : There are many Buses available from major cities to reach Bhuj and the roads are well connected to the surrounding area.

Local Transport : Non metered auto rickshaws and Jeeps are available from Bhuj to reach Kanthkot fort.

Things Important to Carry : First Aid Kit, Some extra clothes, Mineral Water Bottle and camera.

   
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