Early morning start your Scenic drive towards Ambaji start your journey from S G Highway and drive through Gandhinagar capital city of Gujarat then follow road to Himatnagar after you reach at Idar which was a princely state with glorious history, Idar is famous for Hill Fort known as “Idariyo Gadh” in local, outskirts of city you will see small but beautiful Rani Talav with Jain temple in the centre. Then take NH 76A to reach Ambaji. It takes around 4 hours and total distance is around 188 KM. there is no tall plaza on the way, so you can have no need to be in que at toll plaza.
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As you about to reach Ambaji, hills of Aravalli Ranges will appear. Then have a Darshan at Temple of Mata Ambaji also consider as Shaktipeeth among 51 Holy Shrine and pilgrimage destinations in Shaktism across Indian Subcontinent. Also visit Mansarovar there are two temples on two sides of this holy tank, one is of Mahadev and another is Ajay Devi, who is believed to be the sister of Mata Ambaji.
Ambaji One Day Tour
You can also visit Gabbar Tirth. Here a Temple with Akhand Jyot are on one small hill known as Gabbar. One can reach temple by either stair (999 steps) or ropeway. You can also visit 51 Shaktipeeth Shrine while climbing stair.Reach again at Ambaji town and have Lunch either at local market or one can have simple but delicious Prasad at temple kitchen.Visit local market for shopping of some excellent handicraft and religious souvenirand Prasad.
Dharoi Dam One Day Tour
On the way back take State Highway SH 56, and explore beauty of Dharoi Dam, Dharoi Dam is a gravity dam on the Sabarmati river near Dharoi. This dam got FAM while Prime Minister Narendra Modi take first ever Sea Plane ride from this Dam. After visit dam take a same highway and proceed towards Taranga, You will drive from Taranga Hill Wildlife Sanctuary which is different experience as you pass from lush green hills and ancient Jain Derasar.
Vadnagar One Day Tour
After Passing Taranga get ready to explore Vadnagar. The Historical town which is birthplace of Shree Narendra Modi. There are numerous places which attract thousands of tourist each year, but one should not miss B N High School (Where Modi Ji was studied), Railway Station which still have a Tea Stall were our PM sold tea once. City also have historic monuments like Hatkeshwar Temple and Kirti Toran. Also visit Sharmishtha Lake and Tana – Riri Memorial which attract Music lovers from entire India.
After memorable visit of Vadnagar drive towards State Highway SH 56. Reach Gandhinagar and take State Highway 71 from there. From Gandhinagar you will be on famous weekend gateway of S. G. Highway where one can find so many food joints which serve mouth-watering Gujarati / Rajasthani / Kathiyavadi food. Return back to Ahmedabad after memorable trip.
- There are no any entry fees in temple.
- Ropeway fee to Gabbar is 95 INR (Timing is 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM).
- No Photography allowed at Temples.
- One need to follow dress code according to temple authority.
Upper Wear: – Must cover the shoulders, chest, navel and upper arms,
Lower Wear:- Must be at least below knee-length.
- Shree Marutinandan
- Address: Jagatpur Patiya, Near Bhangra Club, S. G. Highway.
- Must try food: Bajri no Rotlo, Sev Tameta, and DahiTikhari.
|7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
|8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
|Raj Bhog Aarti
|12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
|7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
|7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Note: The above mentioned timing might change on festival days.
Best Time to Visit: During Navaratri (comes around October)
Ambaji is one of the 51 ancient Shaktipeeth Tirth in India.The shrine of Shri Amba is regarded as a revered shrine by the Shaktism sect of Hinduism. It is believed that the Heart of Sati Devi has fallen here. In the holy temple of “Arasuri Ambaji”. There is no image or statue of goddess the holy “Shree Visa Yantra” is worshiped as the main deity.
Dharoi Dam is built on river Sabarmati and Government of Gujarat planning to develop as tourist place as first ever Sea Plane drive from here with Prime Minister of India.
The historical town is birth place of Shree Narendra Modi. Have historical places like Hatkeshwar Temple, Kirti Toran and places associated with Narendra Modi like B N High School, Vadnagar Railway Station, Sharmishtha Lake, and Home of Narendra Modi etc.