Vaishnodevi Temple


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Distance (From Ahmedabad): 19 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: Near Khodiyar Village

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 19 km from Ahmedabad Junction, Vaishnodevi Temple is a Hindu temple situated on Sarkhej - Gandhinagar highway in Ahmedabad. It is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Ahmedabad and among the best places to experience Ahmedabad Tourism.

Built in 2007, Vaishnodevi Temple in Ahmedabad is dedicated to Goddess Vaishnodevi, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple is a true replica of the original Vaishnodevi temple of Jammu Kashmir and satisfies the quest of devotees seeking a pilgrimage to the sacred Hindu temple.

This temple even has the look of the original one and is built on a mock hill instead of the high peaks in Jammu. This circular shaped manmade hill made out of yellow sandstones. The temple interiors have beautiful carvings and many sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. Pilgrims have to go through the manmade hill to reach the main shrine located at the top of the hill. There are also sprawling gardens surrounding this temple.

As the temple is dedicated to Goddess Vaishnodevi, Navratri is celebrated with great pomp and fervor. The temple is decorated beautifully and attracts huge crowds during Navratri.

Timings: 5 AM to 10 PM