Balasinor- A Trip to the Prehistoric Land
Balasinor, locally known as Vadasinor, was founded by Sardar Mohammad Khanji of Babi Dynasty of Junagarh. Located in the Kheda district of Gujarat, Balasinor is renowned for the abundant supply of limestone, granite, quartzite and black trap. Winter is the best season to visit this place asat this time to the temperature ranges between 12’c to 28’c.
One must include the following places in their itinerary to make their journey memorable at Balasinor.
Build in the 18th century by Mohammad Munnawar Khanji Babi, the Garden Palace ranks among the best heritage hotels of the world. This residence of the Royal family is famous for its warm hospitality, beautiful garden & mouthwatering cuisines of Gujarat. So, do visit Garden Palace in your trip to Balasinor.
Known as the Jurassic Park of India, Fossil Park is located in the outskirts of Balasinor.
In 1980 geologists of Geological Survey of India discovered well preserved bones and eggs of dinosaurs,which died 65 million years ago. Till now fossils of 13 different species of dinosaurs have been found in the Raiyoli village of Balasinor. Fossils from Balasinor have been sent to the different museums across the world.
A visit to this Fossils Park, ranked as the 2nd largest site in the world will definitely take you to the prehistoric era of dinosaurs.
Came into the lime light for the Oscar nominated movie Lagan (2001), Champaner, is located 50 km away from Balasinor. Declared in 2004 as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Champaner is famous for old Hindu and Jain temples, mosques and other historical edifices. Kalika Mata Temple & Jama Masjid located inside the Champaner – Pavagarh Archaeological Park is very popular among the travelers.
Apart from this three famous places Ambaji Temple, Galteshwar Temple of Lord Shiva, Wanakbori Damon river Mahi and Rannchorji Temple of Lord Krishna at Dakor are also very well-known tourist spots of Balasinor.
Visit Balasinor in Maharaja Express in a Maharaja style
The winner of the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” award, Maharajas Express can make your journey to Balasinor extraordinary. With “The Indian Splendour” tour which mainly focuses on Rajasthan & Gujarat, one can reach to Balasinor on the 7th day of an 8 day long trip.
After an on-board breakfast you can start your journey from Sevalia Railway station & visit the tourist spots of Balasinor followed by a grand lunch in the Garden Palace hosted by the Royal family of Balasinor. In the evening, board the train from the same station & proceed for Mumbai.
The Maharajas Express is undoubtedly the most wonderful train with the modern amenities of today. Its features like Presidential suite, Express suite, Junior suite, Deluxe suite, Maharajas Express Restaurant & Lounge & Bar cars , succeeds to draw attention of tourist around the globe.
It is the most luxurious gift of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited to the world of tourism. Share this unforgettable journey of Maharajas Express with your closed one’s & enjoy the history of Balasinor through it.
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