Modhera Tourism
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Modhera Tourism

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Modhera Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 134 m
  • District: Mahesana
Located in the state of Gujarat, Modhera is a town known for its temples and religious significance. The town lies between the latitude 23.42 in the North to longitude 72.37 in the East. Famous for its Sun temple, the destination is visited by large number of tourists every year.

Built in 11th century, the Sun temple is the most prominent attraction of the destination. The temple was constructed during the reign of the Solanki Dynasty under the orders of King Bhimdev. Dedicated to Sun God, Surya, the temple is known for its singular architectural style. In addition, the temple also comprises three elements, which include Guda Mandap, Surya Kund and Sabha Mandap.

Besides its architecture, the temple is also famous for the Modhera Dance Festival, which is held every year in the month of January. Organised by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, this festival is designed so as to present to the world the different forms of classical dance in their original forms.

For those who wish to visit this beautiful town housing the Sun temple have different modes of transportation available such as flights, trains and buses. Tourists travelling by the means of air can board flights to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, which is the nearest airport serving the destination. This airport is located at a distance of approximately 101 km from the destination.

Trains are also available for travellers, which are served by Mehsana Railway Station located at a distance of 27.4 km from Modhera. In addition to flights and trains, buses are also available for travellers, which can be boarded from most of the places located within the state of Gujarat. Most of these buses are operated by State Government.

The best time to visit Modhera is from October to March.

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Krunal Gemlawala

  • Tourist
  • Krunal Gemlawala
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  353 readers

"Lovely space in Mehsana"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2016
This is one village in Mehsana city in Gujarat. At this village has two temple. One sun temple in this temple has first ray ofsun it enter here. Before some years ago here god ram and sita done poojas for shiv. And 2nd temple is Modheshvary Mata temple it is lovely and relaxing place with good atmosphere and facility now a day this is developing temple. Near this village one temple is here it is Becharaji it is also beautiful temple and another is Sankhal pur temple at here both place Bechraji mata's temple and from Modhera Unjha village at here Umiya mata temple it is also good place.
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Abhishek  Singh

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  • Abhishek Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Artistic and ingenious beauty!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
I and friend of mine, we planned to explore places around Ahmedabad and then it started with the visit of the majestic Sun Temple at Modehra. Modehra is around 100 Kms from Ahmedabad and the road connectivity is good. So we decided to add a flavour of long ride to this rendezvous with the art of masonry. It takes almost 1. 5 to 2 hours to reach. The moment we entered the premises we could feel the positivity and the bliss. The temple premises consists of Surya kund, Sabha Mandap and the main temple surrounded by the greenery. The kund and the temple boasts of ingenious design, artistic carvings and sculptures. It is said that the temple was built during Solanki rule 100s of years ago, it is now being maintained by ASI and no prayers are offered. One must read the history of this temple before reaching here or chitchat with the villagers residing in the nearby area so that it is easy to correlate the golden history with the present ruins. It is believed that the temple was so designed that the first rays of the sun fell on the image of the Sun God. The Sun God idol no more exists. The philosophy or the design concept of this heritage complex makes us feel proud about the ancient art, engineering and the history. We spent hours walking around the serene landscape, observing the beautiful carvings and sculptures, sitting under the trees away from daily mundane city routine life back in the glorious history. One can spend 2 to 3 hours. It is advisable to bring food and drinking water along as no good hotels or restaurants are in the vicinity and not to forget to carry away the garbage. The best time to visit is to start early in the morning and return by noon. A perfect place to be one with nature and the feel the bliss of being part of this majestic, unique ancient architecture. The history, nature lovers would love visiting this place. Bikers would most likely enjoy the ride to Madhora.
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Ranish Bera

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  • Ranish Bera
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Dilapidated Sun Temple at Modhera"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
Only two sun temples are ever built, add the legend says, one in Konark, east part of the country, and one in Modhera, west part of the country. The temple is dilapidated, but the place is scenic and the road to the place is awesome for a bike ride. I drove from home on a bike and enjoyed the road and the peaceful premise of the temple. Recommended for single or couple travellers who want peaceful, serene and historical places to hang out.
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Aakash Dhingra

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  • Aakash Dhingra
  • Lives in Hanumangarh
  • 10 Reviews
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"If you are fed up from routine- Ride"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
If you feel the same then just stand up, take your car & bike and ride. The highway will definitely make you feel that it should not end. Don't visit the temple without a camera as there is nothing like temple. Prefer car &bikes in a group. A good eg of art. The journey from Gandhinagar was of 100 kms around and plan it in the night (preferred). The beat time to see the temple is at sunrise but just before on the Patan road, there is a lake, and the view of it on a full moon day in winters will always be cherished. Don't visit here without a camera as it is an architectural site instead of a temple and the art can only be covered with a camera (DSLR, mobile cameras are not a good option, doesn't matter how good it is).
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Bhavesh Parmar

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  • Bhavesh Parmar
  • Lives in Patan
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"Modhera- The sun temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2015
Me and my friends goes to Modhera sun temple two months ago. It's best place and also heritage place. The sun temple made by bhimdev in thousand years ago. When sun rise it's first ray plot on the temple. Small step wall also here and this is the best place in Gujarat. Finally me and my rest on garden of sun temple. I think good place for people who love heritage place.
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Ranjitsinh Rajput

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  • Ranjitsinh Rajput
  • Lives in Surat
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"A very good experience!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2015
I like Modhera and I like journey and this place is so historical place and some amazing moment I never forget it. And I am proud to be Gujarat place and journey. Hotel facility is so good and well and road is best and sunrise moment is Very very great. Sun rises just in front of Modhera main temple.
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