Petlad, Gujarat

Petlad is a "taluka" in the Anand district of Gujarat, India. Patal Khant, a Koli chieftain, founded and governed Petlad.

Places to visit

  • Kalika Mata Temple : The Kalika Mata Temple, built during the 900s and 1000s, is the oldest and most celebrated temple in the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park's surroundings. The Kalika Mata hilltop temple is devoted to the Hindu goddess Maa Kali, popularly known as the Great Black Mother. The Kalila Mata Temple is one of India's 52 Shaktipeethas and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Distance: Kalika Mata Temple is 54 kilometers away from Petlad

  • Lakulisa temple : The Lakulisa temple sits quietly atop Pavagadh hill. This temple was built in the 10th century by Lakulisa, the founder of Pashupata Shaivism, which was one of the oldest and most renowned Shaivite schools. The Lakulisa temple is mostly in ruins now, but the beautiful sculptures of Dakshinamurthy Shiva, Ganesha, and Gajantaka Shiva are still visible. The upper portion of the temple has collapsed, yet what remains of this old temple demonstrates the magnificent Hindu building techniques.
  • Distance: Lakulisa temple is 95 kilometers away from Petlad

  • Kevada mosque : Kevada Mosque was built in the midst of a lot of greenery and open areas, which is unusual in Islam. The tomb and globe-shaped domes of this mosque are the most intriguing features. The entrance of the Kevada Mosque is likewise flanked by two tall minarets. It was constructed in the 15th century during the reign of Mahmud Begada. It is worth a visit because of the monument's odd placement.
  • Distance: Kevada Mosque is 99 kilometers away from Petlad

How to Reach

  • By Air - Vadodara Airport is the closest airport.
  • By Train - Bhatiel Rail Way Station is a neighboring railway station to Petlad.

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