Dhari, Gujarat

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Dhari, Amreli
Dhari, Amreli is located in Gujarat
Dhari, Amreli
Dhari, Amreli
Dhari, Amreli is located in India
Dhari, Amreli
Dhari, Amreli
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°19′34″N 71°1′38″E / 21.32611°N 71.02722°E / 21.32611; 71.02722Coordinates: 21°19′34″N 71°1′38″E / 21.32611°N 71.02722°E / 21.32611; 71.02722
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Amreli
Population (2009)
 • Total 35,000
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 365640
Telephone code 02797
Vehicle registration GJ-14
Nearest city amreli
Sex ratio 100:87 /
Literacy 58%
Lok Sabha constituency 41
Website gujaratindia.com

Dhari is a town in Amreli District in what is now Gujarat, India;[1] formerly Saurashtra, Hindustan.


Dhari is Village Panchayat in Amreli District. Dhari has the population of about 35000. Dhari taluk is divided into many Village Panchayats such as: Dhari, Prmpara, Vekariyapara, Line Para, Haripara. Dhari is located on the banks of river Shetrunji on which the famous Khodiyar Dam is built. Soon a Safari park is planned to be built nearby for watching Lions and wild animals in background in the Gir national forest. Two Other rivers Dedio and Nataliyo also pass through Dhari. Dhari is well connected with rest of Gujarat by road and Meter Gauge railway on Dhasa Visavadar line. Nearest airport is Diu, but Rajkot is also convenient.

Dhari is Taluka place of Amreli District in Gujarat. Mamlatdar, Taluka Panchayat, Sub Treasury, S.D.M., Police station, and Forest Gir (East)Division offices are in Dhari. Savar Kundala, Khambha, Amreli, Bagasara of Amreli District and Visavadar, Kodinar and Una of Gir Somnath District are nearest Taluka Places. Tulsishyam,Kankai and Banej are holy places about 30km away from Dhari in forest of Gir. Kesar Mango of Dhari is world famous. Famous Gir Lions can be seen in surrounding area of Dhari.

Dhari is a birthplace of famous Swaminarayan saint Shri Jinabhai Vasanji known as Yogiji Maharaj.

Dhari has also Jain Derasar situated at Kandoi street, which is 100 years old. Mulnayak is shri Aadinathji.

Dhari has very good teaching facilities up to graduate level. Anoopam Missions Mogari's Yogiji Maharaj Mahavidyalya(Mahila Arts & Commerce College) is established in 1992.Dr. R. K. Dave is Principal. NSS is one of the activities in this college. Other self finance Arts & Commerce College is Opp. Railway Station for co-education. Recently Arunbhai Muchhala Self Finance Engineering college has been started by Arunbhai Muchhala (resident of Sarasiya, Dhari). Even, new BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir is built on the birthplace of Shri Yogiji Maharaj which adds glory in the history of the town. In Dhari there are 4 Nationalized Banks SBI,BOB,Dena Bank and BOI.