Gir Wildlife Sanctaury
Welcome to Amreli,
Amreli districtis located near the Gulf of Khambhat in Arabian Sea. There are 11 Talukas and 7 Municipalities in the district. It covers 7381 sq.km. area.
It is believed that during the year 534 AD, Amreli existed as a city place with name Anumanji. After that the name was Amlik and then Amaravati. The ancient Sanskrit name of Amreli was Amarvalli. After independence the district became the part of Bombay State and a separate district in Gujarat State after the bifurcation of Bombay State.
It is better known for Gir Wildlife Sanctaury and Port Pipavav. Bhurakhiya Hanuman Mandir, Khodiyar Mandir and Dam are also famous tourist places in the city. It is known for its various industries like Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Cement and for various ports.
In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat, lies the 116 square-mile Gir sanctuary created to protect the last wild population of Lion outside the African regions. Since 1913 when the Lion population over here fell drastically to just 20 animals, the numbers have increased to around 300.
Nagnath is a very well known temple of Amreli Constructed by Late Diwan of Amreli. The architecture of the temple is mesmerised you when you see the temple.
It is India's first private port and third largest container terminal operator, occupying an area of 6760 sq. km. The port has three dry cargo berths and one LPG / liquid cargo berth. The three cargo berths have a length of about 725 m, which are equipped with instruments capable of handling multipurpose cargo.
- Some Temples - Rokadia Hanuman Temple, Bhurakhiya Hanuman Mandir, Khodiyar Mandir, Bhimnath Temple, Tapovan Temple, Gayatri Mandir, Kamnath Mandir, Balaji Hanuman Temple etc.
- Rajmahal Palace, Mandanka Nivas, Untvad Town, Dhari Town etc.