Located in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, Himatnagar was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, who named it after himself. Later on, after the Gujarat Sultanate lost power, the city was named Himanagar, after King Himmat Singh, sometime in the early 20th century. The city is situated on the banks of the Hathmati River and today, is a major ceramic industry, with some of the biggest players in the Indian market having set up shop there.
History, culture and progress blend seamlessly in the city of Himatnagar—if you’re heading to the state, then don’t forget to check out the fort and temples that the city has to offer.
The Himatnagar Fort is the most popular tourist attraction in the city. Located on the banks of the river, the architecture of the fort, which was built by Maharaja Himat Singh, is truly magnificent. Even though the fort is now in ruins, its beautiful, crumbling white walls and pillars still make an impressive sight.
Himatnagar also has a number of temples and places of worship that draw a lot of tourists. The Ghantakarna Mahavir Temple, the Shamlaji Temple, and the Sri Idar Tirth are a few such religious sites that are noteworthy for their history, architecture, and the grandeur with which the festivals and rituals are carried out.
Another spot that is absolutely beautiful is Dev Ni Mori, in Shalaji. The site includes the remains of a Buddhist Monastery dating back to the 3rd or 4th century. Excavations revealed a stupa and monastery, proving that Buddhism was once prevalent in the region.
Local buses and shared auto-rickshaws are easily available in and around Himatnagar, but private taxis or rental cars will offer greater convenience and comfort.
On a daily basis there are approximately 135 flights that operate at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Himatnagar through train.Himmatnagaris one of the most popular train stations in Himatnagar.
By road Himatnagar is surrounded by Modasa, Vadnagar, Gandhinagar which are 22.83 km, 24.15 km, 31.9 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.