Dev Ni Mori is a little town of Sabarkantha district which came into spotlight after the revelation of the remains of Buddhist monastery. As a result, the place has now become a popular place of tourist attraction in Gujarat. The discovery reconfirmed the strong presence of Buddhist culture in the region during the early beginning of Christian era in the nation. Further excavations resulted in the unearthing of Buddha relics and an old inscribed casket.
The town of Shamlaji is another popular travel spot and every year it witnesses the flow of visitors around the globe. The 11th century Vishnu temple is the chief attraction here. There are many legends associated with this temple. Then people can also visit the Shiva temple along with other age old temples like that of Kashi Vishwanath temple. Trilokeshwar temple is another destination that can infuse the mind of the visitor with spirituality. Somnarayan is considered to be the most ancient temple of the place. Visitors can also take a stroll in the theme based Shyamalavan garden that has been developed by the forest department of the state.
Dev Ni Mori will continue to remain the dominant visiting spot of Gujarat. The revelation of the remains of Buddhist period is a clear indication of the thriving of this religion in remote parts of India. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a thorough sightseeing of the historical site along with enjoying the traditional fair of the place. The place is also abundant with other popular sightseeing objects with perfect scenic beauty. The place is ideal for holding picnic and other interactive social reunion. Students researching on Buddhism can obtain much valuable and new information to enrich their knowledge. It is emerging to be a popular travel spot in the country.
Ideal Visiting Time
March to October is the most favorable time to visit this historical place. Besides, tourists shall also have the opportunity to enjoy the grand traditional fair that takes place in Shamlaji during the period of November.