Dhoraji, Gujarat

Dhoraji is a town on the banks of the Safura River, a tributary of the Bhadar. It is a municipality in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, India.

Places to visit

  • Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden : Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, popularly known as Sakkarbaug Zoo or Junagadh Zoo, is a 200-hectare (490-acre) zoo in Junagadh, Gujarat, India, that opened in 1863. The zoo produces purebred Asian lions for captive breeding programs in India and around the world for critically endangered species. Wild, free-roaming Asiatic lions have become extinct throughout most of Asia, with the exception of the neighboring Gir Forest. Sakkarabaug Zoo was founded in 1863. The zoo erected a natural history exhibit in a huge auditorium at the veterinary hospital in 2003. The museum opened with the skeletons of two Asiatic lions, as well as panthers, deer, wild boar, antelope, black bucks, blue bulls, and spotted deer. Several bird eggs, beaks, and feathers were also on display. The museum will grow as more specimens become available. Sakkarbaug Zoo became the only zoo in India to house African cheetahs in 2009, when it sold three of its lions to a Singapore zoo for two pairs of cheetahs. The zoo's last cheetah died in 1946, more than 60 years ago.
  • Distance: Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden is 24 kilometers away from Dhorji

  • Khambhalida Caves : The Khambhalida Caves, also known as the Rajkot Caves, are a trio of Buddhist caves. They are in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, near the town of Gondal. P.P. Pandya, a well-known archaeologist, discovered them in 1958. The middle cave, Chaitya, is a worn-out stupa and is the most beautiful of the three. Two sentinel statues (the left a Bodhisattva stone and the right a Vajrapani stone) also keep guard on a neighboring cliff face, which looks down over a trove of Buddhist caves dating back to the 4th century AD. These caves, which date back to the 4th century AD, are thought to be the oldest in Rajkot and a remarkable architectural marvel. The Archaeology Department of Gujarat looks after the Khambhalida Caves. The caves were carved from limestone rocks.
  • Distance: Khambhalida Caves is 29 kilometers away from Dhorji

How to Reach

  • By Air- There are no frequent flights to Dhoraji from other major cities in the country. Civil Airport is the closest airport. Dhoraji is 73 kilometers away.
  • By Train- Regular trains connect Dhoraji to the rest of the country's major cities.

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