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Dhrol is located in Gujarat
Dhrol is located in India
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°34′N 70°25′E / 22.57°N 70.42°E / 22.57; 70.42Coordinates: 22°34′N 70°25′E / 22.57°N 70.42°E / 22.57; 70.42
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Jamnagar
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,618
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 361210
Vehicle registration GJ-10
Website Dhrol

Dhrol is a city and a municipality in Jamnagar district in the state of Gujarat, India.


See also: Dhrol State

The Jadeja dynasty ruled the Saurashtra region for 450 years prior to the Hardhrolji and Jamravalji came from the Princely State of Kutch. They spread the Jadeja state into Saurashtra. Dhrol was the second class state in Saurashtra.

Before the arrival of Jadejas in Saurashtra, the town of Dhrol was known as Dhamalpur (ધમલપુર). Dhamalpur was ruled by Chavda King founded & named after Dhamal Chavda (ધમલ ચાવડા) who then reigned at Dhamalpur (Dhrol), obstructed the Jam Hardholji in their conquests and in order to remove this obstruction, Jam Hardholji marched against Dhamal Chavda. Dhamal Chavda's army was made of different warrior clans such as Chavda, Rathod, Chauhan, Jadav, Jhala, Gohil, Varsur, Makwana, Dabhi, Khimsurya and Solanki. These clans were not as united as Jadejas. Consequently, they were defeated and King Dhamal Chavda was killed by Jadejas in 1539.

During the British rule of India, Dhrol State was a princely state of India ruled by the Jadeja dynasty, having an area of 732 km2 and 71 villages under its rule. It was accorded 9-gun salute status and a privy purse of 1,10,000/-. The last ruler, HH Thakore Saheb Shri Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji Jadeja, acceded to the Union of India on 15 February 1948.[1]

Rulers (title Thakur Sahib)[edit]

  • Hardholji
  • Jasoji Hardolji
  • Bamanyanji Jasoji
  • Hardholji Bamanyanji Ii
  • Modji Hardholji
  • Kaloji Panchanji
  • Junoji Kaloji
  • Ketoji Junoji
  • Kaloji Junoji
  • Waghji Junoji
  • aysinhji
  • Junoji Ii Jaysinhji
  • athoji Junoji
  • Modji Nathoji
  • Bhupatsinhji Modji
  • 1845– 1886 : Jaisinhji Bhupatsinhji
  • 1886- 1914 : Harisimhji Jaisimhji
  • 1914– 1937 : Daulatsimhji Harisimhji
  • 1937: Dipsinhji Daulatsinhj(pince)
  • 1937 – 1939 : Jorawarsinhji Dipsinhji
  • 1939-1947: Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji


Dhrol is located at 22°34′N 70°25′E / 22.57°N 70.42°E / 22.57; 70.42.[2] It has an average elevation of 26 metres (85 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Dhrol had a population of 23,618. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Dhrol has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74% and, female literacy is 64%. In Dhrol, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


There is a M.D. Mehta Girls PTC College for teacher training course.

Places of interest[edit]

Bhuchar Mori is a historic site two kilometers from Dhrol where Battle of Bhuchar Mori was fought in 1591. The site has a memorials of the people who died in the battle. It was fought between the army of Nawanagar State led by Jam Ajaji, son of Jam Sataji, and the Mughal forces led by Mirza Aziz Koka. Shahid Van is a site located two kilometers away from Dhrol near Bhuchar Mori. The site is tourist place and recently developed by Dhrol Municipality and inaugurated by current chief minister Vijay Rupani of Gujarat State.


  1. ^ Dhrol State - Princely State (9 gun salute)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhrol
  3. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

  • RanMedan (Gujarati book containing the history of a battle fought at Bhucharmori (Bhoocharmori / Bhoocharmoree) - a place near Dhrol
  • Tatee Talvar (Gujarati book containing the history of a battle fought at Dhrol)