Himmatnagar Travel Guide


Himatnagar town is cut difference between city and village. Having accommodated many families from Rajasthan as a part of the local population since ages, Himatnagar is also known for its unique taste of Dal-bati. Himatnagar has two palaces, Fort of Maharaja Himmatsinh on the banks of the river Hathmati and Dolat Vilas Palace where the Palace road leads you to in central Mahavirnagar. In this town U.D Sutarwala Rumi English School is best school from all.

There were only four (all single screen) Cinemas: Ambar, Vaishali, Himmat (now turn into shopping complex) and Neelam. When StartCity multi-screen multiplex came into arena, these had to giveup in popularity. Himat is already renovated into a well-deserved form of a shopping complex. Neelam is still doing a considerable business due to its prime location, whereas Ambar and Vaishali with a lost prestige, are still running regularly, but there have been rumours about the Ambar Cinema that it is going to follow the bright Fate of Himat Cinema since years, nothing happens. StarCity still shines bright until it faces competition from any other multiplex.

Himatnagar is also home to many Hindu sects and temples including Shri PranNath Ji Mandir, Jain, Sai Temple, Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu, Shiv Temple, Mahakali Temple, Harshhidhmata Temple, Jai Swaminaryan temple, Ganpathi Mandir, Gayatri Mandir, Panchand Mahadev. Also, the Alif masjid, Mustufa Masjid, Padheda Masjid, Madina Masjid, Hasan Shahid Dargah, are places of worship for followers of Islam.--zulfi sheth 13:44, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

The main branch of the Sako bank is also located in Himmatnagar. The current Chairman is Shri Amichandbhai Patel.




Himatnagar or Himmatnagar is a city and a municipality in Sabarkantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the district. The name literally means the "Town of Courage". Hathmati is the river that flows through the city. The city was named after the King Himmat Singh. Himmat High School which is the biggest school in the town is also named after the King. There are two palaces in the town of the King Himmat Singh. Motipura, Mehtapura, Mahavirnagar, Pologround are major areas of the city. Navratri, Diwali, Ramzan and Uttrayan are the biggest festivals of city. It is also believed that Agnihotri Shala the times of Mahabharata was established near Himatnagar. It is also famous for Pologround which hosts Asia's best Horse Training Centre, as well as it is a Historical City of North Gujarat where King Himmatsinh's Palace is located.

Interestingly, some of the places that share names of the landmarks with baroda Are – Nyay Mandeer, Alkapuri,Pologround,(Dolat/Laxmi) Vilas Palace and Gandhi Road (well, the last one could be found in any city in India but here it is not named after Mahatma Gandhi , but after one of the most renowned and respected doctor and human being, Dr. Nalinkant R. Gandhi). Heart of city is cinema road (officially named as C N Shah road as respect to long lasting mayor Chhotalal N Shah)