Wadhwan is considered as an important centre for Jains and is renowned as one of the fortified towns of Gujarat. Formerly known as Vardhamanpuri, the town is believed to have footprints of Lord Mahavir. The town is situated on the banks of the Bhogavo River. The Raj Mahal and Hawa Mahal were constructed here by the erstwhile rulers of the region. The 450 years old Vadwala Temple and Dedadara Gangva Kund are believed to have been constructed during the Chalukya period. The popular ancient Gangavav step-well is believed to have been constructed in Vikram Samvat 1969. Madha Vav is popular for its historical significance. It is believed that the son and daughter-in-law of King Sarang Dev sacrificed their lives here for the natives of the region. Classic, vintage and sports cars are displayed annually in the town. The Automobile Library, Wagheshwari Devi Temple and Swami Narayan Temple are some of the prominent attractions located in the vicinity of Wadhwan.
Surendranagar, Gujarat, India