Top 3 attractions to explore in Aravalli
The district has been named for the Aravalli Hills that run across Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Polo forest is a dry mixed deciduous forest near Abhapur village in Vijaynagar Taluka. It is located at the foothills of the Aravalli hills and on the banks of the perennial Harnav river, spread over the area of 400 sq. km. After the monsoon, between September and December, the forest becomes lush. There are more than 450 species of medicinal plants, around 275 of birds, 30 of mammals, and 32 of reptiles. There are bears, leopards, hyenas, waterfowl, raptors, passerines, and flying squirrels.
This is located in the Anand district of Gujarat. has ruins of several 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples such as Sharneshwar Shiva temple, Sadevant Savlinga na Dera, Surya Mandir and Lakhena na Dera. These temples are restored and managed by the state archaeology department.
Shamlaji temple is located on the banks of the Meshvo river in the valley surrounded by well wooded hills. It is also referred to as Dholi Dhajawala due to white silk flag fluttering on top of the temple. The Shamlaji temple is dedicated to vishnu or Krishna. Several other Hindu temples are located nearby. A microlith site known as Dhek-Vadlo locally was found near Shamlaji.
Map of attractions in Aravalli