Shihor, also known as Sihor, is a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula, located 23 km to the west of Bhavnagar. Sihor is famous in the region region for its hill patterns. During the Mahabharata era, the place was called Saraswatpur and had been a capital of the Gohil Rajputs. Those willing to try out an Udaipur-like ambience in the state can try this place out.
Places to Stay
Better lodging and hotel facilities are available in Bhavnagar. Some of the options which are worth trying out are White Rose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Rangoli Park Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vrindavan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The most important places to visit in the area are the hills surrounding the city, Navnath Mahadevs, Sihori Mata Mandir, Gautmeshwar Lake, Sihor Fort, Mukteshwar Mandir and others. Many places of interest lie in the city of Bhavnagar. Some of the must-visit places include Takhteshwar Temple, Nilambag Palace, Mangalsinhji Mahal Palace, Bhav Vilas Palace, Gaurishankar Lake, Barton Library and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhavnagar Airport at a distance of 29 km.
The city has its own railway station; however Bhavnagar Terminus Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 23 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through or close-by to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are available from Bhavnagar. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.