Places of Interest
Shamlaji temple is situated on the banks of the river Meshwo in the northeast of the Arvalli district.
This place is very ancient. The architecture of the temple is unique. There are countless fossils found which are evidence of city in ancient times. The history of who built this temple is not available. But 1500 years ago this city is believed to exist. The ancient times of Shamlaji were as beautiful as the town of Chandrapri. There was a dam built on Meshwo river near Shamlaji.
The pilgrims here celebrate the Dipotsavi festival on Kartikini Poonam. There are thousands of tourists visiting shamlaji on every Poonam. There is a big fair here in Kartiki Poonam. There are a large number of people in it.
Devni Mori is located two kilometers away from Shamlaji and 20 kilometers away from Bhiloda of Arvalli district.
There were many hills on the banks of the river Meshwo on that time, One of them was named ‘Bhajraja’s Tekara’. ‘Bhajraja’s tekra’ and the surrounding land were the area of Vihara for the Buddhist Monks of the time.
The height of the stup was 85 inches, and there were 36 adjoining rooms Buddhist monks. Two bridges of jewelery were found during the research. On one of them, it was written in a Sanskrit language that ‘this construction was designed by Agnivarma Sudarshan and it was constructed by a king named Rudrasen’. At that time, this supreme stupa was in Kshatriya time. Such stoopes were also found in Sindh and Takshashila. 272 iron things of Buddhist times were found around the stupa which are belonging to 3rd century. Pottery, Pictorial stone etc. were found here.
Zanzari Waterfall is situated on the banks of the river Vatrak near the village of Dabha(Bayad taluka of Arvalli district). About 12 km from Bayad, this beautiful place is situated 7 km south of Bayad-Dahegam Road. Travelers from Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Mahesana come here. Especially on Saturday-Sunday and public holidays this is a significant increase.