Sayla is a small town in Gujarat, India. It is spread over an area of 575 sq. km and was initially ruled by Jhala Rajputs. In 1751, Seshmalji founded Sayla and announced it as the capital of his state. It is said that Seshmalji fought a battle with the Kathi Darbars and captured Sayla. This small town in Gujarat is also widely known as the village of pilgrims or ‘Bhagat nu Gaum’.
Places to Stay
In Sayla, you could either book a room at the Old Bell Guest House, a beautiful heritage hotel or opt for home stays.
The official language of Sayla is Kathiawadi. The other languages spoken here include Gujarati and Hindi.
The Tarnetar fair is a very popular event in the area and takes place at the Trineteshwar temple, Tarnetar (66 km from Sayla). This fair tentatively falls during the months of August and September.
Places of Interest
Some of the major tourist attractions of Sayla are Lalji Maharaj’s math, Kashi Vishwanath temple and the town’s jain temple. You can also visit the medieval step well and Swaminarayan temple in Muli (12 km from Sayla) and the Chamunda temple in Chotila (39 km from Sayla).
How to Get There
The nearest International airport is in Ahmedabad (155 km from Sayla), and the nearest domestic airport is in Rajkot (83 km from Sayla).
The nearest rail station is in Surendranagar (32 km from Sayla).
Sayla is well-connected by the state bus service GSRTC and some private bus operators such as Soni Tours and Travels from Ahmedabad (136 km), Bhuj (240 km),Mahasagar Travels from Rajkot (83 km) and Junagadh (186 km). Online bus ticket booking facility of Ticketgoose is safe and reliable. So, log on to book your tickets.