Pilgrimage Tourism in Mehsana District
The Sun Temple at Modhera and Bahucharaji Temple are two of the most important pilgrimage spots based here. Constructed in 1026 AD, the Sun Temple is dedicated to Sun God and possesses a walnut-shaped ceiling. There are 52 magnificent pillars and four doorways in this ancient temple.
The presiding deity of Bahucharaji Temple is Goddess Bahucharaji and it was created during 1839 A.D. Hatkeshwar Temple is a 17th century temple which is dedicated to Hatkeshwar Mahadev, the deity worshipped by Nagar Brahmins. Mehsana District also houses various Shiva and Vishnu Temples. There exists a temple dedicated to Lord Ajitnath present on Taranga Hills.
Nature Tourism in Mehsana District
Sharmistha Talav is an ancient lake belonging to Solanki era and it currently still utilized by local residents. It was formed by waters from Kapila River which originate in Aravalli Hills and is amongst the favourite nature tourism spots here. Taranga Hills based in Kheralu taluka which measure about 1300 feet in height is also frequently visited by travellers.
Leisure Tourism in Mehsana District
A series of ancient stepwells are located at the site of Rani Udaymati Vav and is embellished with old relics and 800 stone sculptures. The oldest and largest water park in the country, Shanku Water Park entertains visitors through its multiple water sports, horse riding and other recreational facilities. Yellow and red sandstone have been employed to erect the two gates at Vadnagar which are 40 feet in height and 900 years old. Tourists can also visit Bhavai Government Museum which contains exhibits which honour the memory of the 'Nayak communities' who are reputed Bhavai dance performers. A Buddhist monastery of the 2nd to 7th century is also present near Vadnagar.
Other Tourist Attractions in Mehsana District
Mehsana District also possesses many other beautiful tourist spots like the Samadhis of Tana and Riri, Pancham Mehta Vav stepwell, numerable Nagar Brahmin 'havelis' and several others.
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