Anjar Tourism

Anjar Tourism

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14 Ratings & 5 Reviews

Anjar Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 265 m
  • District: Kachchh
Anjar is a town situated in the Kutch District of Gujarat. It lies at a distance of 16 km from the Gulf of Kutch, at an elevation of 81 m above sea level. This town has been made the capital of Kutch three times, under various rulers. It is the oldest city of Kutch and has been named after the Kshatriya-Chauhan king, Ajepal.

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.

Anjar is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Kandla and Gandhidham.

Best time to visit Anjar in the next six months

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Anjar Traveller Reviews

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Bhavesh Bhanushali

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  • Bhavesh Bhanushali
  • Lives in Dombivli
  • 1 Review
  •  524 readers

"Best place to go!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
We enjoyed lot. Best place ever seen. There are many such places we visited earlier but this place was the best experience of enjoying. Really enjoyed lot and thinks for the holidayiq for the best services provided by you.
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Punit Makwana

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  • Punit Makwana
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  6189 readers

"Amazing destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 15, 2015
It was just amazing to visit anjar, the place is located in kutch Gujarat. One of the most famous thing there is jesal toral mandir and bhikha ni dabeli, the dabeli was very much delicious. Overall wonderful place. One should at least visit once in a lifetime.
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