Surendranagar Travel Guide


There are many places in the Wadhwan City which are popular and worth visiting, such as Fatshar Ganpati Mandir and Dholi Dhaja Dam. In the centre of the city there are Tagore Baug. The Flyover bridge near the medical college is a good place to watch the sunset. The road bridge near the District Court building which connects Surendranagar to Muli High Way has a beautiful view of the river Bhogavo. At Tower Road is the only place in Gujarat with two clock towers exactly opposite each other: the Ajramar Tower (City Tower/Tower in Tanki chowk) and the Town Hall clock tower. Vruksh Mandir (Tree Temple) situated on Muli/Rajkot Highway has lots of trees. The Mandir of Meladi Maa's is the center of faith of many people. In Ratanpar, there is the Temple of Rameshvar Mahadev is also good in art and structure.
[edit] Rotary Garden

The Rotary Garden in the GIDC area of Wadhwan is gaining immense popularity. The garden, developed and maintained by the Rotary Club of Wadhwan City, has become a place to chill out, especially on weekends. The garden houses separate areas for senior citizens (Ba Bapuji Pyramid) & children (Play Park)


Surendrangar is famous for variety of food items & preparations native only to Surendranagar and some parts of Saurashtra. This includes 1. Parotha Saak 2. Fried Sev Mamra 3. Gola 4. Goti Soda 5. Lasaniya Bhajiya





Places of interest

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is a 100 km² plus bird sanctuary located on the border between Ahmedabad and Surendranagar and attracts over 210 species of birds during the four months of winter, including the endangered wild ass and the blackbuck, its migratory bird population includes Rosy Pelicans, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks, Herons and Flamingos. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds in winter and spring coming from as far as Siberia, it is the one of largest wetland bird sanctuaries in India. The shallow area and ponds on the outer fringes of the lake feed many wading birds.
Wild Ass Sanctuary

The world's only Onager (wild ass) sanctuary. It is located in Little Rann of Kutch in Surendranagar district.
Chotila Hill

Chotila Hill, located approx 60 km from Surendranagar city, is a place for the worship of Chamunda Mataji, a Hindu goddess and Kuladevi (divine protectress) of the Gohil clan of Rajaput. Thousands of pilgrims walk as far as 300 km to this place. The main business in Chotila is the production of pure ghee from the milk of the huge numbers of livestock here.

Tarnetar is famous for its fair, popularly known as the Trinetreshwar Mahadev Mela (Fair), held near the Trinetreshwar Mahadev temple. Villagers from all over the region, dressed in their colorful traditional costumes and exquisite jewellery, throng Tarnetar during this fair. About 100,000 people belonging to various tribes like Rabari, Kathi, Charans, Bharwads, Bhangis, and Koli come to the fair. The fair also attracts a large number of tourists from India and abroad. More than 500,000 people visit the fair during its three days. The fair is also a match-making event. Tradition holds that if a girl stops to talk to one of the men, it is a sign that she has found the man of her choice. Then the elders of both the girl's and the boy's families meet and decide about their choices. The fair is also known for various dance and village sports competitions. The competitions include the horse cart race, bullock cart race and camel race, along with cultural competitions such as rass (Gujarati dance) competition, doha (poem recitation) competition and umbrella decoration competition.
[edit] Zharia Mahadev

A natural waterfall near Chotila (approximately 30 km) and an enjoyable picnic spot, where water continuously drips from the rocks and there is a temple of Bholenath.



Surendranagar is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India, situated around 22° 43' N latitude and 71° 43' E longitude containing the district headquarters. The population is approximately 1,515,148.[citation needed] Surendranagar is also known as Zalawad, as the city of Surendranagar was the home of many Zala Rajputs. Surendranagar City (including Wadhwan City) has about 400,000 inhabitants, and is known as the city of Hi-Tech Bungalows.