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Things to do in Amreli

Amreli is one of the famous historic cities of Gujarat. Lying in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat it is the district headquarters and a municipality of the Amreli district . The city originated in the 15th century during the rule of the Gaekwads. Derived from the Sanskrit word Amarvalli, it was formerly called as Anumanji, Amlik and later Amravati. It is well connected to the rest of the cities in the state and also to the rest of the country.

Amreli Sightseeing

What to do in Amreli

Various options are available to the people Amreli like shopping at various markets, visiting famous places, watching movies etc. Below we have listed some of the things that can be done while on a visit to the city Amreli.

Visiting Holy Shrines in Amreli

Amreli has abundant holy shrines. The Nagnath Temple is a prominent ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to historians, the old edifice was built by the Diwan of Amreli during the 1600s. Devotees of Lord Shiva visit the holy shrine from different parts of India. The temple is illuminated with lights on special occasions like Shivratri and Nagpanchmi. Another important place of worship in Amreli is the Bhurikhiya Hanuman Mandir. Ancient inscriptions depict that Shri Damadordasji was a strong follower of Shri Raghuvirdasji. The sage was famous for his preaching on Tulsikrit Ramayan. Devotees flock the temple in multitudes during Chaitra Poornima. Besides these, other prominent temples are the Gayatri Temple and the Khodiyar Temple.

Visiting Khodiyar Dam in Amreli

The Khodiyar Dam is regarded as the best tourist place in Amreli. It is the biggest dam in Gujarat with a height of 75ft. This beautiful dam is built across the river Shetrunji in the Saurashtra region. It is of great importance as the entire city gets its supply of drinking water from here.

Visiting Pania Wild life Sanctuary in Amreli

One of the chief attractions of Amreli is the wild life sanctuary located at Pania. The thick hilly region is a part of the Gir area. It is a natural habitat for Chinkaras. Other animals found here are Indian gazelles, leopards and lions. Different species of grasses are seen here. Tourists flock in large numbers to watch the scenic beauty.

Visiting Shri Girdharilal Sangrahalaya Children Museum in Amreli

It is a large museum that encompasses a fully furnished library. Especially designed for children, the museum is reputed for its good collection of literary works related to astronomy, archeology, art and history. Special guides are also available on the history of the museum. Informative shows are conducted for children on Tuesdays.

Dining in Hotels & Restaurants in Amreli

The city has several restaurants and hotels. Most of them offer pure vegetarian food. However, there are some restaurants that offer multi cuisine too.  All kinds of Chinese, continental, North Indian and South Indian food are served to customers.

Veg Restaurants
Akshar Restaurant
Angel Restaurant
Krishna Dining Hall
The Lotus Hotel

Multicuisine Restaurants
Pashupati Restaurant
Avadh Restaurant

Shopping in Amreli

Amreli is the best place for shopping of handicraft items that depict the tradition of Gujarat. Some of the popular buys are ethnic jewellery, terracotta items, wood carvings, Torans and Bird wall hangings. All these decorative items are handmade. The best shopping malls of the city are Akash Complex, Girnar Complex, Sarthi Complex, Indira Shopping Center, and Golden Plaza.

Cinema Halls in Amreli

Like all city Amreli also has cinema halls where the people can go to watch the latest Bollywood, Hollywood and regional movies. Name and address of such halls where people can go are:

Red Corner Cinema
Address: Opera House Building,
Station Road
Amreli - 364601
Phone No: +(91)-2792-222728

Jay Mahavir Cinema
Address:Opposite Garden Hotel
Jafrabad Road
Amreli - 365560
Phone No: +(91)-9375968001

The people of Amreli have lot of options to choose from when it comes to entertaining themselves similarly the visitors will also have a nice stress free time in Amreli.

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