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About Dhrol

About Dhrol

The city of Dhrol which is also a municipality lies in the district of Jamnagar in the Gujarat state. Dhrol is situated 42 kms towards the east direction from Jamnagar district headquarters. The city lies about 280 kms away from Gandhinagar in the east direction.

History of Dhrol

The reign of Jadeja governed the region of Saurashtra for about 450 years before the arrival of Jamravalji and Hardhrolji from Kutch. Then Jadeja State was distributed into Saurashtra by the Jadeja rulers.  During that era Dhrol used to be a 2nd class state in the Saurashtra region. Saurashtra’s well-known battle field “Bhucharmori” is situated close to Dhrol. Several years ago the army commander of Akbar “Mirza Aziz Koka” and “Jaam Ajaaji” (the son of Jaam Sataaji) fought a ferocious battle on this field.

The Dhrol town was famous as the “Dhamalpur” town prior to the influx of Jadeja rulers in Saurashtra. The Chavda dynasty reigned Dhamalpur during that period and the name Dhamalpur was named after the king Dhamal Chavda. Dhamalpur was invaded by Jam Hardholji during the reign of Dhamal Chavda. King Chavda hindered Jam Hardholji who in return protested against Chavda. There were various warrior clans in the army of Dhamal Chavda like Jadav, Chavda, Gohil, Rathod, Makwana, Chauhan, Solanki, Jhala, Dabhi, Varsur and Khimsurya. Jadejas were more unified as compared to the Chavda clans. As a result, these clans were conquered by the Jadejas. In 1539, Dhamal Chavda was slaughtered by the Jadejas.

The Dhrol State used to be a princely state governed by the Jadejas at the time of British reign in India. During that period there were 71 villages and the state occupied an area of about 732 square kilometers.  HH Thakore Saheb Sri Chandra Singhji Dipsinghji Jadeja was the last emperor of the Dhrol State who moved into Union of India in the year 1948 on the 15th of February.

The Superstitions of Dhrol

Dhrol is thought to be an unlucky place for the politicians and hence it has gained an infamous superstitious reputation in the field of politics. Nobody campaigns at Dhrol. According to the locals in the year 1975, right after addressing a rally at Dhrol, Indira Gandhi forced an emergency. In the present times the election campaigns in Dhrol are finished off due to superstitions.

Geography and Climate of Dhrol

Geography and Climate of Dhrol
The city of Dhrol is positioned at 70.42 degrees in the east and 22.57 degrees in the north. The average elevation of the city is 85 feet or 26m.

The city remains quite hot during the summers. The highest temperature during the day time ranges between 27 degree Celsius and 38 degree Celsius. The average temperature in the January month remains around 18.8 degree Celsius.

Demographics of Dhol

According to 2001’s census, the population of Dhol was 23618. The female populace is 51 percent of the total population whereas the male populace is 49 percent. The avg. literacy rate of the town is 69 percent which is greater than the national avg. i.e. 59.50 percent with 64 percent female literacy and 74 percent male literacy. The populace that belongs to the age group of children below six years is 12 percent.

Dhrol Tourism

Dhrol has a couple of tourist attractions that can be visited by the travelers. Some of them have been discussed below:

Kalavad City

Kalavad is a small city which is also a municipality in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat. This city is located merely 53.6 kms away from Dhrol.

Jamnagar

Jamnagar lies at a distance of 39.8 kms from Dhrol. Situated on the coastline of the Gulf of Kutch, Jamnagar is the 5th largest city of Gujarat. Tourist can take bus from Dhrol to reach Jamnagar. The picturesque hills, Bird Sanctuary, temples, Marine National Park, palaces, beaches and islands of Jamnagar have been enthralling the tourists since ages.

Rajkot

Rajkot is positioned at a distance of 50.7 kms from Dhrol. One can hire buses or private cars in Dhrol to reach Rajkot. This is the 4th largest city of Gujarat.

Wankaner

The distance between Dhrol and Wankaner is 74.4 kms. By road it takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Wankaner from Dhrol. Tourists must visit the Wankaner Palace here.

Morvi

61.1 kms is the distance between Dhrol and Morvi city which is also a municipality in the Morbi district of Gujarat. Tourists can avail the State Transport buses that ply between Dhrol and Morvi. Must-see places in Morvi include Green Chowk, Mani Mandir, Art Deco Palace, Nehru Gate and Darbargadh Palace.

Accommodation at Dhrol

Dhrol has a handful of places for tourist accommodation, the details of them have been mentioned below:
  • Ani Highway Hotel
    Address: Jamnagar Highway
    Opposite Gm Kanya Chhatralaya,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin code- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9925858501,
    +(91)-2897-294170 and 9925107335
  • Swaminarayan Guest House
    Address: S T Rd,
    Nr S T Bus Stand Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9426949448,
    +(91)-2897-222208 and 9429141580

Food in Dhrol

Food in Dhrol

The residents of Dhrol relish the staple food of Gujarat. The following are some noteworthy eateries in Dhrol which serve mouth-watering cuisines to its guests:
  • Sarvottam Hotel
    Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Khajuri Patia, Ta Dhrol
    Phone: +(91)-9978764645
  • Murlidhar Parotha House
    Address: Jamnagar Rajkot Highway,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210, Nr Bus Stand
    Phone: 9904513232
    and +(91)-9998142531

Services in Dhrol

The following are some of the essential services offered to the inhabitants of Dhrol:

Hospital in Dhrol

  • Dr Santoki Hospital
    Address: Krishna Shopping Center,
    St Rd, Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Opp Patel Samaj
    Phone: +(91)-9925303725

Banks in Dhrol

  • State Bank of India
    • Address: Mamlatdar Offc Compd,
      Jodia Rd, Dhrol,
      Jamnagar, Pin- 361210
      Phone: +(91)-2897-222716
      and +(91)-2897-222016

    • Address: A-01,
      Mamlatdar's Office Cmpnd,
      Jodia Rd, Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin- 361210,
      Nr Gujarat Hardware Store
      Phone: +(91)-2897-223516

  • Bank of India
    • Address: Patel Samaj
      Shopping Centre,
      Shop Number- 70,
      First Flr, Jamanagar Rd,
      Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin- 361210,
      Nr Jamnagar Distrco
      Phone: 1800220229

    • Address: A-01, Gandhi Chowk,
      Rajkot Rd, Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin- 361210,
      Nr Laxminarayan Cmplx
      Phone: +(91)-2897-223399

  • Bank of Baroda
    Address: Patel Vidyarthi Ashram Bldg,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar, Pin- 361210,
    Phone: 1800224447
    and +(91)-288-222316
  • Axis Bank Ltd
    Address: Kamal Cmpex,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Opp Police Chowki
    Phone: +(91)-2897-222103
    and 222106
  • Saurashtra Gramin Bank
    • Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin code- 361210
      Phone: +(91)-2897-294712

    • Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin code- 361210,
      Main Bazaar Latipar
      Phone: +(91)-7574808159

    • Address: Jodiya Rd, Dhrol,
      Jamnagar, Pin- 361210
      Phone: +(91)-2897-223242

Courier Services in Dhrol

  • Madhur Courier Services
    Address: Main Bazar,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9974175046

Mobile Phone Repairing Centers in Dhrol

  • Balaji Mobile
    Address: First Flr,
    Bus Stand Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Nr Patel Hall
    Phone: +(91)-9727825353,
    +(91)-2897-222227 and 9898539172
  • Bapasitaram Mobile
    Address: Vankiya Gam,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9998452477

Internet Service Provider in Dhrol

  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
    Address: Telephone Exchange,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-2897-223999

Gas Agency in Dhrol

  • Patel Gas Agency
    Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Opposite Library,
    Nr Vegetable Mrkt
    Phone: +(91)-9726772634

Chemist in Dhrol

  • Shiv Medical Store
    Address: S T Rd, Dhrol,
    Jamnagar, Pin- 361210,
    Nr Patel Samaj
    Phone: +(91)-2897-222100

Shopping in Dhrol

Shopping in Dhrol

Dhrol has been serving its residents with adequate number of shops in the city for a long time. Following are some shops that one can check out in Dhrol for a myriad of items:

Electronics Shops in Dhrol

  • Pooja Electronics
    Address: Shop Number 20,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Nr Hardhrol High School
    Phone: +(91)-9974133660
  • Nursinh Electronics
    Address: 3, Shri Ram Mrkt,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Nr Ajanta Stationery
    Phone: +(91)-9979742123
  • Parth Electronics
    Address: First Flr,
    Patel Samaj Bldng, St Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9227605710
  • New Raj Mobile & Electronics
    Address: Gandhi Chowk,
    Opposite Bapu Bavla,
    Dhrol Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: 9825685300
    and +(91)-9723836366
  • Soham Electronics
    Address: Main Bazar,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9825079909
  • Umiya Electronics & Electricals
    Address: Patel Samaaj
    Shopping Centre,
    Shop Number- 55,
    Jamnagar Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9228174772

Furniture Shops in Dhrol

  • Milan Furniture
    Address: Patel Hall,
    Shop Number 7 - 8,
    Jamnagar Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9426229709,
    +(91)-2897-222401
    and 9427275110
  • Vastu Furniture Showroom
    Address: Rajkot - Jamnagar Highway,
    Opposite St Bus Depo,
    Vrundavan Society
    Uma Cmpex - 2
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9825314929,
    +(91)-2897-294364
    and 9979426508

Jewelry Shops in Dhrol

  • Bharat Jewelers
    Address: Nr St Bus Stand Rd,
    Dhrol Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9825892891
  • Dhaval Jewellers
    Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Opp Lohaana Mahajan Wadi,
    Main Bazaar
    Phone: 9228230164
    and +(91)-9033252162

Garment Shops in Dhrol

  • Mama & Co
    Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Meman Chowk,
    Noor Sheri
    Phone: 9979558478
    and +(91)-9898984294
  • Ladli Menswears
    Address: Abdul Sattar mrkt,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Jail rd
    Phone: +(91)-7874590199
  • Cross World
    Address: Silver Shopping Mall,
    Nr Jail rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin - 361210

Gift Shop in Dhrol

  • Shreeji Stores
    Address: Shree Chandra
    Sinhji Super Mrkt,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Main Bazaar
    Phone: +(91)-2897-222324
    and +(91)-9898610601

Footwear Shop in Dhrol

  • Shivam Shoes
    Address: Taluka Panchyat`s Shop,
    S T Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9429334350

General Stores in Dhrol

  • Vaidh Brothers
    Address: Main Bazaar,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Near Nagar Gate
    Phone: 9428317027
    and +(91)-9825604531
  • Shiv General Store
    Address: S T Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Nr Famous Electric
    Phone: 9712170220
    and +(91)-9879863741
  • Ram Tari Maya General Store
    Address: Raghuvir Complex,
    Latipur,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin code- 361210,
    Nr National Highway Road
    Phone number: +(91)-9998545159
  • Patel Navrang Store
    Address: Pir Chowk,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin code- 361210,
    Nr Dargah Main Bazaar
    Phone number: +(91)-9879682254
  • Shri Krishna Kirana Store
    Address: Jamnagar Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Opposite Garden
    Phone: +(91)-9427237726
  • Momay General Store
    Address: Main Rd Latipur,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Near Main Bazaar
    Phone: +(91)-9925235815
  • Maruti Provision Store
    Address: Padar Vankiya,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Nr Hanuman Mandir
    Phone: +(91)-9624184185

Computer Dealers in Dhrol

  • Shiv Computers
    Address: Laxminarayan Cmplx-1,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210,
    Nr Civil Hospital
    Phone: +(91)-9427769499
  • Xpert Services
    Address: 16, Laxminarayan Cmplx,
    Rajkot Rd, Dhrol,
    Jamnagar, Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9904278178,
    +(91)-2897-223118
    and 9426121869
  • Pshyco Technology (Computer Repairing Center)
    Address: First Flr, 108,
    Patel Samaj Cmplx, S T Rd,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar, Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-9016664656, 8460018897,
    7405239395 and 8866163639

Miscellaneous Shops in Dhrol

  • Shiv Sound (Sound System Equipments)
    Address: Nr St Bus Stand Gandhi Chowk,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar, Pin- 361210
    Phone: 9879805256 and +(91)-9825316714
  • Shiv Shakti Tractors (Tractor Parts Dealers)
    Address: Jamnagar Rd, Dhrol,
    Jamnagar, Pin- 361210,
    Opp District Bank
    Phone: +(91)-9427420133,
    +(91)-2897-223855 and 8511242526

Transport in Dhrol

Following are the various modes of transport to reach Dhrol:

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Dhrol is the Jamnagar rail head which is situated at a distance of 38.9 kms from Dhrol. Jamnagar railway station connects Jamnagar with the other important cities of Gujarat as well as the other parts of India. Dhrol can be reached from Jamnagar via bus or private cars.

By Bus

Transport in Dhrol

There are numerous bus operators who offer excellent bus services from Dhrol. There are nearly 13 bus routes from the city of Dhrol. Tourists can avail, AC, non AC and Volvo buses from Dhrol which daily ply between Dhrol and the other major towns of Gujarat. The bus fare range is between Rs 250 and Rs 450. The State transport Volvo buses also ply between Dhrol and the other important towns of Gujarat.

State Transport Bus Depots in Dhrol

The following are the various bus depots in Dhrol offered by the Gujarat State Transport:
  • S T Bus Depots
    • Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin- 361210
      Phone: +(91)-2897-222065

    • Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
      Pin- 361210
      Phone: +(91)-2897-222030

Travel Agent in Dhrol

  • Bansi Travels
    Address: Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: 9974934165
    and +(91)-9228899823

Transporter in Dhrol

  • Patel Transport
    Address: Sardar Cmplx,
    Jamnagar Rajkot Highway,
    Dhrol, Jamnagar,
    Pin- 361210
    Phone: +(91)-2897-223141
    and +(91)-9825223811

Fact File of Dhrol

Best Time to visit: October to January
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Kachchi and Hindi
Currency: Rupees
State Animal: Asiatic Lion
State Bird: Greater Flamingo
State Tree: Banyan
Tourism Website: http://jamnagardp.gujarat.gov.in/jamnagar/english/taluka/dharol/index.htm

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