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Narmada district is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat. The district is known for the beautiful Narmada river which is India’s one of the only two rivers that flow from east to west. The Narmada district is also home to the highest statue in the world which is known as the ‘Statue of Unity’ and is a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The city of Rajpipla is the district headquarters of the Narmada District and is the nearest city to the Statue of Unity. Narmada district is one of the least populated districts in the state of Gujarat and is surrounded by the Vadodara district and Maharashtra state.

History of Narmada District

Narmada District, even before the independence of India, was already one of the independent states, a Rajwadas that belonged to Rajpipla. The state was later dissolved and became the part of the Union of India but the name Rajpipla remained. Till the year 1997 Rajpipla was the name of the present-day Narmada District, but in 1997 Gujarat government carved out 6 new districts which were Narmada, Nandod, Dediyapada, Tilakwada Taluka, and Sagbara Talukas. Rajpipla was made the headquarters of the Narmada District. The present-day Narmada district comprises 222 village panchayats and 562 villages. 

Places to visit in Narmada District

Statue of Unity

The newly developed tourist destination in the state of Gujarat is the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue has been named ‘Statue of Unity’ and is the tallest and the grandest statue made in the memory of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue is 182 meters in height. Read more

Sardar Sarovar Dam

It is one of the prominent and biggest dams in the state of Gujarat. It supplies water and electricity to many nearby villages and states. Sardar Sarovar Dam was a dream project of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and is also a popular tourist destination for people of Gujarat as well as for tourists coming from all around India.

Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan

This temple is located on the banks of river Narmada and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Swaminarayan temple is beautifully constructed on the Poicha lands. A light show is conducted in the temple every evening which attracts the tourists and locals alike. 

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Things to do in Narmada District

Spend a day at Statue of Unity 

Explore the newly built Statue of Unity which is now a pride for both, the state of Gujarat and the country. Roam around the valley of flowers to admire the unique species of flora or visit the museum that is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Relax and Click pictures near the Narmada River 

The Narmada river is a place to unwind from the stressful and fast-paced life of a city. The calming sound of flowing water, soothing vibes by the riverside and abundance of natural beauty in the surroundings make this place a heavenly spot. Tourists may spend time by the river gazing at the landscape of the Sardar Sarovar Dam or click pictures in its natural backdrop.

Events and Festivals in and Around Narmada District

Rann Utsav

If you have heard of the White Desert, you must also know about the great grand event that takes place amidst this white desert of India in full Gujarati Style which is Rann Utsav. Rann of Kutch is one of the most beautiful places in India and is also the permanent venue for a festival Rann Utsav that is dedicated to folk art, dance, and music of Gujarat. Read more

Tarnetar Mela

The amazing fair is mainly to find your life partner but that does not mean it has less entertainment for other people in any way. The fair showcases the folk arts of the state and entertainment is in full swing through performances, dance, and music that one shouldn’t miss out on. Photography stalls, shopping stalls, food stalls, and swings are the major highlights of this annual festival. Read more

Food of Narmada District, Gujarat 

Gujarat is a coastal settlement but still, its cuisine is primarily vegetarian. Gujarati cuisine is considered one of the oldest in India and features many exotic dishes that are popular across India. If in Gujarat, one should definitely taste the following dishes: Khandvi (snack), Undhiyu (vegetable curry), Aam Shrikhand (sweet), Dal Dhokli (curry), Patra (snack), and Shrikhand(sweet). 

Best time to visit Narmada District

Summer usually gets extremely hot in the state of Gujarat whereas winters can be really soothing, hence one should prefer going in the months of November to February.

How to reach Narmada District?

By Rail. Vadodara is the nearest railway station and airport to the district. The railway station provides train services from all the major cities of India such as Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Patna, Lucknow and more. Ranakpur Express, Gujarat Express, and Aravali express are a few popular trains on which tourists may make the reservations to reach Narmada District. From the Vadodra station, one has to take a taxi or a bus to cover another 90km to reach the Narmada district.   

By Road. Traveling by road is a journey full of adventures as one gets the opportunity to visit the villages, eat at roadside dhabas, enjoy driving at the national highways and capture the serene views of farms on both sides of the road. Tourists may either take the inter-state tourist bus to travel to the Narmada district, Gujarat or may take their personal vehicle. From Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru one has to cover nearly 1,000, 450, 2,000, and 1,300 km respectively.   

By Air. Vadodra Airport is the nearest airport to reach Narmada District. One has to cover another 90km to reach the main district by locally available transport such as a taxi or a bus. The airport receives regular direct and connecting flights from all parts of India hence booking tickets would not be a problem.    

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