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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fort Songadh


FORT SONGADH


Fort Songadh is a city and a municipality in Tapi district in the Indian state of Gujarat and it was earlier known as "SONERI GADH".


English - Fort Songadh, Gujarati - ફોર્ટ સોનગઢ, Devanagari - फोर्ट सोनगढ, Bengali - ফোর্ট সোনগঢ, Gurmukhi - ਫੋਰ੍ਟ ਸੋਨਗਢ, Kannada - ಫೊರ್ಟ್ ಸೊನಗಢ, Malayalam - ഫൊര്ട് സൊനഗഢ, Oriya - ଫୋର୍ଟ ସୋନଗଢ, Tamil - ஃபொர்ட் ஸொனகட, Telugu - ఫొర్ట్ సొనగదఢ


: : Information : :

District - Tapi
State - Gujarat
Vehicle Code - GJ 26
Postal Code - 394670
STD Code - 02624
Railway Station Code - USD (Ukai-Songadh)
State Transport Code - SND (Songadh)

Gram Panchayat - 73
Villages - 177
Population - 40,256 (2001)
Total Populations - 2,04,290 (Including Villages)
Time Zone - IST (UTC+05:30)
Area (Elevation) - 112 metres (367 ft)


: : Geography : :

Songadh is located at 21°10′N 73°34′E / 21.17°N 73.57°E / 21.17; 73.57. It has an average elevation of 112 metres (367 feet).

The town is located at the foot of a solitary mountain which can be seen from miles round, particularly as the surrounding area has been almost completely flattened by almost 30 local stone quarries. Due to these stone quarries, Songadh has very good road links to the city of Surat to its west and the state of Maharastra to its east.

The main town of Songadh is split into two parts; Junagam (old town) and Navagam (new town). Due to rapid expansion of the town in recent times, Navagam has outgrown the original Junagam and is characterised by the hustle and bustle of the Main Road almost any time of the day. This is largely due to the Bus Terminal which acts as a hub for cross country buses which are en route to the city of Surat. This passing traffic has bought much trade into Songadh as it is the first town as you enter Gujarat from the East (or the last before you leave from the West).

To the west of Songadh is the district capital of Vyara which has a slightly smaller population but substantially more industry. Vyara has grown faster than Songadh due to the higher work ethic of the Vyara population in comparison to the younger population of Songadh, this is in part due to the practice of intermarrying of cousins in Songadh.


: : History of Fort : :

The Songadh Fort was built by the founder of the Gaekwad dynasty, Pillaji Rao Gaekwad between 1729-1766. Built deliberately on top of the high hill as a vantage point to keep an eye on enemies, the fort is also a brilliant example of Ancient architecture where influence of both Mughals and Marathas are evident.

There are not much Forts built in Gujarat State. Maharashtra is having lot of f orts because of its geographical position. Maharashtra is guarded by Sahyadri Mountains. So the Forts are in Maharashtra is very difficult to trek where as this Songadh fort does not have much height and its take hardly half an hour to reach at the top of the fort.



: : Famous Places in Fort Songadh : :

The Fort of Songadh literraly means 'Son' stands for Gold & 'Gadh' stands for fort which means that the 'Fort of Gold'

1. Rokadia Hanuman Mandir
2. Quarries located around Songadh
3. Kalyanraiji Mandir
4. Fort of Songadh
5. Gaumukh
6. Dosvada Dam
7. Hindustan Bridge
8. The Central Pulp Mills (CPM) (now part of JK Singhania Group),
9. The Tps & Hydro power station.( The working progress of Unit 6 in Tps),
10. Bhagwan Parsuramji Mandir and Agni Mandir at CPM,
11. Suryatapeshwar Mandir
12. Tapi Nadi
13. V.I.P., Ukai.
14. National Gate, Bhurival, Chamri gusthouse, Bhimpura.
15. Swarnim Tapi Van.

SWARNIM TAPI VAN

SONGADH NAGARPALIKA


SONGADH NAGARPALIKA



WELCOME GATE OF SONGADH




GATE OF FORT


GATE VIEW OF SONGADH RAILWAY STATION



: : Neighboring Towns : :

Vyara(Guj) - 18 Kms
Navapur(Mah) - 25 Kms
Ukai(Guj) - 8 Kms

: : Distance : :

Surat - 85 Kms(NH-6)
Baroda - 222 Kms(NH-6,NH-8)
Karnavati - 335 Kms(NH-6,NH-8)
Mumbai - 343 Kms(NH-6,NH-8)
Pune - 442 Kms(NH-6,NH-8,NH-9)
Delhi - 1250 Kms(NH-6,NH-8)


: : Demographics : :

As of 2001 India census, Songadh had a population of 22,426. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Songadh has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 58%. In Songadh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Health Facilities in Songadh is predominantly provided by 1) Community Health Centre ( Referral Hospital), 2) Sarthak Hospital ( a Physician speciality advanced care hospital), 3) Dhiraj Hospital(a Surgical hospital), 4) Mamta Hospital, 5) Sanjeevani Hospital(paediatric), 6)Sai Krupa Hospital(Gynaec), 7) Kumar Hospital, and a number of General Practitioners.


: : References : :

^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.


: : Villages of Songadh Taluka : :
  1. Achhalva
  2. Agasvan
  3. Ajvar
  4. Amaldi
  5. Amalgundi
  6. Amalpada
  7. Amba
  8. Amli
  9. Amlipada
  10. Amthava
  11. Balamrai
  12. Bandharpada
  13. Bavli
  14. Bedi
  15. Bedpada
  16. Bedvan Khadka
  17. Bedvan P Bhensrot
  18. Bedvan P Umarda
  19. Bhanpur
  20. Bharadada
  21. Bhatvada
  22. Bhimpura
  23. Bhorthava
  24. Bhurivel
  25. Borda
  26. Bori Savar
  27. Borkuva
  28. Borpada
  29. Bundha
  30. Chakalia
  31. Chakvan
  32. Champavadi
  33. Chapaldhara
  34. Chikhalapada
  35. Chikhli Bhensrot
  36. Chikli Khadka
  37. Chimer
  38. Chimkuva
  39. Chorvad
  40. Dardi
  41. Devalpada
  42. Dhajamba
  43. Dhamodi
  44. Dhanmauli
  45. Don
  46. Dosvada
  47. Dumda
  48. Ekva Golan
  49. Gaisavar
  50. Galkhadi
  51. Galkuva
  52. Gatadi
  53. Ghanchikuva
  54. Ghasiya Medha
  55. Ghoda
  56. Ghodchit
  57. Ghodi Ruvali
  58. Ghuntvel
  59. Ghusargam
  60. Golan
  61. Gopalpura
  62. Gundi
  63. Gunkhadi
  64. Gunsada
  65. Hanmantiya
  66. Hindla
  67. Hiravadi
  68. Jamapur
  69. Jamkhadi
  70. Jhadpati
  71. Jharali
  72. Jhari Amba
  73. Junai
  74. Junvan
  75. Kakad Kuva
  76. Kakad Kuva P Umarda
  77. Kalaghat
  78. Kanadevi
  79. Kanala
  80. Kanji
  81. Kanti
  82. Kapad Bandh
  83. Karvanda
  84. Kavla
  85. Kelai
  86. Khadi
  87. Khambhala
  88. Khanjar
  89. Khapatia
  90. Kharsi
  91. Khervada
  92. Khogal Gam
  93. Khokhsa
  94. Kikakui
  95. Kuilivel
  96. Kukadjhar
  97. Kukradungri
  98. Kumkuva
  99. Langad
  100. Lavchali
  101. Limbi
  102. Mahudi
  103. Maiyali
  104. Mal
  105. Malangdev
  106. Mandal
  107. Mandvi Pani
  108. Masanpada
  109. Medha
  110. Medhsingi
  111. Mohpada(Mangaldev)
  112. Monghvan
  113. Mota Satsila
  114. Mota Tarpada
  115. Moti Bhurvan
  116. Moti Khervan
  117. Nana Bandharpada
  118. Nana Tarpada
  119. Nani Bhurvan
  120. Nani Khervan
  121. Nindvada
  122. Nishana
  123. Ojhar
  124. Otatokarva
  125. Otta
  126. Pahadada
  127. Panch Pipla
  128. Patharda
  129. Pipalkuva
  130. Pokhran
  131. Rampura Kanadevi
  132. Rampura Kothar
  133. Raniamba
  134. Rasmati
  135. Rupvada
  136. Sadadkuva
  137. Sadadun
  138. Sadadvel
  139. Samarkuva
  140. Sandhkuva
  141. Sar Jamli
  142. Seljhar
  143. Serulla
  144. Shravaniya
  145. Silatvel
  146. Sinand
  147. Singal Khanch
  148. Singalvan
  149. Singpur
  150. Siraspada
  151. Sisor
  152. Sonarpada
  153. Songadh
  154. Taparvada
  155. Tarsadi
  156. Satkashi Satkashi
  157. Ukai Resettlement
  158. Ukhalda
  159. Umarda
  160. Vadda P Bhensrot
  161. Vadi Bhensrot
  162. Vadirupgadh
  163. Vadpada P Tokarva
  164. Vadpada P Umarda
  165. Vagda
  166. Temka
  167. Tichakia
  168. Village
  169. Veljhar
  170. Virthava
  171. Vaghnera
  172. Vajharda
  173. Vajpur
  174. Vanjhafali
  175. Vankvel
  176. Vekur
  177. Tokarva (Jamankuva)
  178. Tokarva (Segupada)

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10 comments:

  1. WERE DO U STAY VAIBHAV IN SONGADH ......

    NICE TO SEE ABOUT SONGADH ON FB......

    PROUD TO B OF SONGADH.



    JIGNESH THAKRE

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  2. I spend my childhood at songadh, 25 year spend thair i love songadh

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  4. 1962 to 1978 my best time of my life, child hood i spent in ukai patherda & songadh.

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  5. What is the height of songadh fort?

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  6. Liked ur post and info regarding fort songadh, it would be better if u will share some more pics

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  7. Awesome experience I spend my most of vacation here
    I now I start working here in jk group

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  8. Awesome experience I spend my most of vacation here
    I now I start working here in jk group

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