Dharampur State had an area of 1,823 km2 and fell under the Surat Agency of the Bombay Presidency. It was located in Dharampur city in Gujarat state, India. Today Dharampur is a small, peaceful town with a royal heritage that has become a tourist destination. It is located on Waghai-Vansda Highway, with Waghai just 4 km away. The town is on the banks of Swargavahini river at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range. Tourist sites include the Japanese Gardens, Laxminarayan Temple, Wilson Hills, Gujarat and the Lady Wilson Museum.
Dharampur State was founded in 1262. Its capital was moved to Mandvegan in 1766 and was renamed Dharampur. On 31 Dec 1802 Dharampur became a British protectorate. The state was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Sisodhyia dynasty. The rulers had the title Rana Maharana Sahib and were accorded a status of 9-gun salute by the British authorities.