Sirohi Tourism
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Sirohi Tourism

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  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Sirohi District is located in the south western part of Rajasthan. Covering an area of about 5139 sq km, Sirohi is considered as the third smallest district in Rajasthan. Pali District lies towards the north-east of Sirohi District, while Udaipur lies to the east. From the western side, Sirohi is surrounded by Jalore and from the south by the Banaskantha District of Gujarat.

The district is divided into five tehsils, namely Sirohi, Reodar, Pindwara, Sheoganj and Mt. Abu. These tehsils are further divided into three sub-tehsils, namely Mandar, Bhavari and Kalandri. The headquarters of this district are based at Sirohi city, which was formerly the capital of the princely state of Sirohi.

Sirohi District was founded by the son of Rao Sobhaji, Sehastramal, on the western slope of Siranwa hills. Additionally, he laid the foundation of the Sirohi Fort on the second day of Vaisakh in 1425. Post India's Independence, the state administration of Sirohi State was taken from the minor ruler of Sirohi State, by the Bombay Government. The state was under the administration of the Bombay Government from 5th January, 1949 to 25th January, 1950.

In 1950, the district of Sirohi was merged into the state of Rajasthan. This destination was popular as Dev Nagari, because of the number of temples and shrines dotted across the region. The population of the district is 8,51,107, which mainly comprises of tribal people of Bhils and Grasiya.

Marat Nachna, Sarkali and Gavri dance form an integral part of the culture in this region. Revadi Fair and Dhajeri Gyaras fair are the main events celebrated by the Sirohi people. The region is also famous for Sirohi paintings, which are primarily a sub-school of Marwar.  

The main attraction of the district is Mount Abu, which is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Sirohi is home to one of the oldest marble temples of Rajasthan, Mirpur temple. Another main attraction of the district is the Sirohi Fort, which is situated on the eastern slopes of the Siranwa Hills. Markundeshwar Mahadeo Mandir, Abu Nakki Lake and Sirohi Tirth Dham are other major attractions of the region.

Sirohi District is located about 110 km from Udaipur city, which has the nearest airport, Maharana Pratap Airport. There are 9 railway stations in Sirohi. Sirohi Road Railway Station is the main railway station of the district, which connects it to cities like Chennai, Ranakpur, Ajmer, Haridwar and Mumbai.  

Sirohi Bus Station, which is in proximity to National Highway 14, is the main bus terminal in the district. Regular buses from Udaipur, Ajmer, Bundi and Jaipur serve this bus terminal. The best time to visit Sirohi is from June to October.

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