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Deesa is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 24°15′0.4″N 72°10′56″E / 24.250111°N 72.18222°E / 24.250111; 72.18222Coordinates: 24°15′0.4″N 72°10′56″E / 24.250111°N 72.18222°E / 24.250111; 72.18222
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Banaskantha
Population (2011)
 • Total 111,160
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 385535
Telephone code 02744-xxxxxx
Vehicle registration GJ08-xxxx

Deesa is a city and a municipality in the Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat, India.


See also: Palanpur State

Deesa is situated on the banks of the river Banas. Deesa was an estate and thana ruled by the Mandori ( Jalori ) Dynasty. Now original Deesa known as Juna Deesa. New Deesa was also recognized as Camp Deesa, as it was under the rule of "Jalori Nawab" Diwan of Palanpur. In 1813, disturbances arose in the Deesa area. Tribal communities like the Bhils and other Rajputs started harassing the local people. From 1829 to 1901, Deesa was a British military Cantonment with a resident Catholic chaplain and a chapel.[citation needed] The British cantonment named Deesa Field Brigade [1] was built in the middle of Rajasthan and Palanpur to maintain and protect the regions between Abu and Kutch from dacoits. It also provided security to the eastern part that accommodated the Bhilad localities that are now known as New Deesa.

Troops stationed at Deesa were to monitor and control the activities of Sardars (leaders) of dacoits between the Abu and Kutchch regions. The agency was given the special duty of protecting the forest and the residents from the harassment of other tribal communities such as the Khosa, Bhil and Daferas. They also provided security to the north Gujarat residents from these tribal conflicts. With the intention of keeping the local people safe, the British cantonment was formed and the British army established many army barracks in this region.Some Rajputs were migrated to deesa from jalor district,but they have changed there surname as no one gave jobs to rajputs as they were higher caste from native tribes.Those Rajputs have changed their surname only due to their survival and renamed their caste.Rajputs here were migrated from Jalor area belonging from raniwara,ramsen and nearby villages of jaswantpura now famously known as sundhamata area.These Rajput Tribes includes Solanki, Galsar , Parmar , Vaghela , Chauhans , and some rural tribes etc.Further from these Rajputs some were migrated to Karachi and Sindh areas now in Pakistan,nearly around 1925 AD.After Indo-Pak partition some of these tribes came back to India and some remain there,reason behind this was business established by them was not so easy to windup and came to India.Remaining Rajputs in Sindh interior and in Karachi have once again changed their surnames,they have taken their forefather name as surnames which includes Rathore,Chauhan,Raja.For Example Raja surname in Rajput is Origin from Galsar as Mr Raja was forefather of some Galsars.Raja (galsar) once again migrated from Pakistan to India around 1978 AD.They are now residing in Ahmedabad Gujarat.

Deesa has a non-functioning airport.


As per provisional reports of Census of India, population of Deesa in 2011[2] is 111,149; of which male and female are 58,724 and 52,425 respectively. The sex ratio of Deesa city is 893 per 1000 males.


The places of interest include Hari Manjil Palace, Satrah Sahid Dargah, Darbar Gadh-Juna Deesa, Sidhambica Temple, Banas River and Agricultural produce market committee of Deesa

Food / Restaurant[edit]

  • Saraswati Restaurant (Famous for its sweet delicacy - Dilbahar and Poori-Sabzi)
  • Hotel Decent
  • Hotel Excellency


Major temples include:

  • Bahuchar Mataji Temple
  • Regiment Mahadev temple
  • Jalaram Mandir
  • Gayatri Mandir
  • Ramji Mandir
  • Risala Mahadev temple
  • Sai Baba temple
  • Siddhaambika mandir [Juna Deesa]
  • baba ramdevpir temple
  • Vishavkarma Temple
  • shree somarpuri maharaj temple sherpura
  • khodiyar mataji tempale malgadh kudavalidhani
  • bheruji tempale malgadh jodhpuridhani
  • JogMaya mataji tempale malgadh schoolvalidhani
  • HanumanJi Mandir, SchoolVali Dhani, Malgadh
  • kailash tekri tempale malgadh motidhani


There are three cinema halls in Deesa:

  • Shree Ram Cinema
  • Raj Mandir
  • Dimple Talkies



  • Sir Charles Watson High School, established in 1853, is one of the oldest schools in Deesa. It is run by Deesa nagar palika. It has twenty-one classrooms and an enrolment capacity of 1500 students.[3]
  • D.J.N.M. High School [Juna Deesa]
  • Darbar Gadh School
  • Sardar Patel High School
  • St. Xaviar High School
  • St. Ann's High School
  • Vivekananda English Medium School
  • Adarsh High School
  • Angels English medium school
  • Jagrati Vidhya Mandir Sherpura Deesa.
  • Shree K.B Agrawal High School. (Hari om School)
  • L.H.Mali Adarsh High School Malgadh
  • Malgadh Pay-Center School ( Malgadh Prathmik Shala), SchoolVali Dhani, Malgadh
  • Shubham International school Sindhi Colony Deesa
  • Parents Pride School (Kid Zee)



Deesa is known for its potato plantations. Considering the area under cultivation and agro-climatic conditions for potato research, a centre of All India Co-ordinated Potato Improvement Project was initiated in 1971-72, with the financial help of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. Thereafter ICAR realized the need for multidisciplinary long-range research for increasing the production of this valuable crop and strengthened the project during Fifth Five Year Plan (1975-80) to have systematic research work on potato started to overcome the farmers problems of the state. Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University runs a potato research station in Deesa. It falls under the North Gujarat Agroclimatic Zone-IV of the State.[4]the population of deesa approximately 150000.


  1. ^ Deesa - Asiatic Journal. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Deesa Census of India". Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Deesa Info". Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Potato Research Station, Deesa". Retrieved 7 May 2012.