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Balasinor (Home to India's Jurassic Park)

Balasinor is a small town, situated in the Kheda district of the West Indian state of Gujarat. It is also known as Vadasinor. This state was built by Babis of Junagadh on 28th September, 1758.

The Balasinor town has its old world charm, it is an amazing tourist destination in Gujrat. It is home to number of monuments, temple and other attractions, which will be a treat to the visitors. The town is close to other famous places like Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.

During the Hindu festivals celebration, the town becomes very lively and enthusiastic. These festivals are celebrated to promote the feelings ofbrotherhood and unity. Most popular festival that is celebrated with full passion and zeal is Navaratri. Local people take part in Dandiya, famous dance form of the town. Holi, Dussehra and Diwali are some of the other popular festivals.

Balasinor Fossil Park

Balasinor Fossil Park is referred as the India's Jurassic Park. It is located in Raiyoli village.Fossil Park is developed by the Government Tourism, Raiyoli Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Site that contains bones, fossilizes eggs and other remains of the Dinasaur. 13 species of dinosaurs have also been found in the fossil park. It is the second largest site, where you can see eggs and fossils in their natural form. It will take you around half day to visit this Dinosaur site.

Ambaji temple

Ambaji temple is quite close to the Balasinor Fossil Park. It is an old temple in Balasinor, which is worth a visit.

Wanakbori Dam

Wanakbori Dam is located close to the Garden Palace, it is created on the Mahi river. It is popular tourist destination. The dam site during the monsoon season offers a panoramic view of the reservoir.

The Garden Palace

The Garden palace was built in 1883 by Nawab Saheb ManoverKhanji Babi, and it is an extremely beautiful palace. It is known for its well-manicured gardens and Is a famous tourist spot. The garden palace is transformed into a heritage hotel.

The extremely beautiful Garden Palace, built in 1883 by Nawab Saheb ManoverKhanji Babi, is known for its well-manicured gardens and is also a well-known tourist attraction.. You can explore it by car or by foot. Now transformed into a heritage hotel, the palace has an amazing exteriors and interiors with royal ambience. The palace has are 8 rooms in total. There is royal museum just at a walking distance from the garden palace. It is just 20 minutes away from the Dinosaur site.

Timba Tuva

The Timba Tuva is a natural hot water sulphur springs, it is not only a popular place of interest for the tourists but is also believed to have medicinal properties. It is said that that waters of this natural spring can miraculously cure arthritis and rheumatism.

Timba Tuva site is also associated with an ancient folklore, it is believed that the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata, had spent some years here. This is the place where Bhima had married Hadimba, there is a wedding mandap, made out of stone and even the footprints of Bhima can be seen here.

Champaner

CChampener is a small village which is home to 1000 year old well-preserved Jain and Hindu temples, It also has number of forts, palaces and mosques. Champaner was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in year 2004. The village is around 50km away from Balasinor. It got popular by the Bollywood movie which was nominated in Oscars, Lagaan.

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