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Chhota Udepur

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Information on Chhota Udepur
Chhota Udepur was among the three princely states of eastern Gujarat. The founders of Chhota Udepur were the direct descendants of the famous Hindu king Prithviraj Chauhan, who bravely fought gainst the invaders and immortalized in "Prithviraj Raso" - a romantic heroic ballad, narrating the love of Samyukta and Prithviraj. The town is situated at the edge of a big lake, with blooming lillies and a boulevard with palm trees. The series of temples along the lake dotting the skyline makes a perfect setting for the colourful tribal haat.

History of Chhota Udepur
The founders of Chhota Udepur were the direct descendants of the famous Hindu king Prithviraj Chauhan, who bravely fought against the invaders and immortalized in Prithviraj Raso - a romantic heroic ballad, narrating the love of Samyukta and Prithviraj. After losing a long battle at Ranthambore to Muslim invaders, the Khichi Chauhan Rajputs moved to the hills of Pavagadh via Malwa, established the capital at Mohan near Narmada and

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shifted the capital to Chhota Udepur. After 1882 AD treaty with British, an era of peace prevailed and many royal and public buildings were erected in the town. The original fortification in the town lies in ruins, overgrown with shrubs and creepers and Darbar Hall burnt down few years back. Many buildings were built in early 20's, around this fortification in the fashion of big mansions of Bombay, by the relatives of the ruler.

Tourist Attractions in Chhota Udepur
There are several temples in Chhota Udepur like the Jain Derasar and Kali Temple. The palaces in Chhota Udepur are also worth visiting in Chhota Udepur. The Kusum Vilas Palace and Prem Bhavan Palace are the finest examples of early 20th century Indian Palace architecture. The Prem Bhavan Palace is located in the same palace campus of Kusum Vilas Palace and has now been converted into a heritage hotel. This hotel offers excellent accommodation, food and package tours to nearby interesting places. Other beutiful royal buildings, now used as public buildings and government offices are Collector's office, Rani Mahal, College and ITI building
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How to reach Chhota Udepur
By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Vadodara, which is about 102 kms.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is located on the Vadodara - Chhota Udepur railway line.

By Road:

Chhota Udepur is connected by road with all the major cities of Gujarat like Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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