Deesa is a town located in the heart of Banaskantha District of Gujarat. The town is situated on the banks of River Banas.
The town was ealier recognised by the name of Camp Deesa, when it was under the rule of Deewan Saheb. In 1982, a British army cantonment named Deesa Field Brigade was built in the middle of Rajasthan and Palanpur, for maintaining and protecting the regions between Abu and Kutch from dacoits, along with providing security to the eastern part that accomodated the Bhilad localities. In today’s time, these localities are recognised by the name of New Deesa.
The town of Deesa is popular for potato plantations. There is a Potato Agriculture Research Centre established for the development of potato plantations. This area is dotted with several temples such as Regiment Mahadev, Jalaram Mandir, Gayatri Mandir, Ramji Mandir, Resala Mahadev and Sai Baba Temple.
The place is surrounded by several tourist destinations situated at distances of not more than 140 km, such as Sidhambica Temple, Banas Dam, Mount Abu, Goddess Amba Temple, Balaram, Pavapuri, Bhiladiyaji, Jain Temple and Ahmedabad. Deesa is also a major business station of North Gujarat.
The closest railway station to this place is Palanpur Jn (PNU), located at a distance of 11.2 km. Ahmedabad Airport is the nearest airport, which is 139 km away from the town.
Summers in Deesa are very hot and the maximum temperature during summers has been recorded to be up to 47o Celsius. Winters are pleasant and cool and offer a mild weather with cool winds, making this time ideal for outdoor and sightseeing activities. The best time to visit this town comes in between the months of October and March.
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