Anjar Travel Guide
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- State: Gujarat
- Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
- Altitude: 265 m
Originally known as Ajay Vas, its name has changed over the years, to Anjar. It was built by the Mistris who were Rajputs skilled both at war and construction. Anjar also went through a severe earthquake in 1819 which destroyed much property and life. Again due to the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, it suffered massive losses.
Anjar is also referred to as the ‘City of temples’, as it is home to a number of significant and ancient temples. Among the most famous, are Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhareswar Mahadev Mandir and Bhid Bhanjan Mahadev Temple. Other places of religious importance in the town include the Jesal-Toral Grave, situated near the Ajepal Dada Mandir. The town also has three lakes in its surroundings.
Anjar is famous not only for its ancient temples and lakes, but also for its cuisine. Its most popular food items include Bhikha Ni Dabeli, Kesar Keri or Kesar Hagu, etc. Anjar is also well known for shopping items like ethnic clothes, handicrafts, old silver jewellery, nut-crackers, knives, swords, block print items and Bandhani. People of Anjar are culturally quite diverse, but still live in perfect harmony. The festival of Hindola is the most popular festival of the town. Popular locations nearby include Gandhidham, Bhuj and Dholavira.
Reaching the place is easy, as it has a nearby railway station and is also well connected via road. The major railway station nearby, is the Gandhidham Junction, situated at a distance of 4.4 km from the town.