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Nickname(s): City of Fort
Songadh is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°10′N 73°34′E / 21.17°N 73.57°E / 21.17; 73.57Coordinates: 21°10′N 73°34′E / 21.17°N 73.57°E / 21.17; 73.57
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Tapi district
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Bhartiya Janata Party
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 40,256
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 394670
Telephone code 02624
Vehicle registration GJ 26
Website Fort Songadh

Songadh is a taluka in Tapi district in the Indian state of Gujarat.


Fort Songadh is located at 21°10′N 73°34′E / 21.17°N 73.57°E / 21.17; 73.57.[1] It has an average elevation of 112 metres (367 feet).

The town is located at the foot of a solitary hill, the surrounding area has been almost completely flattened by approximately 30 stone quarries.Due to these stone quarries, its economy increase to the Governed state/district. Songadh surrounding areas are cover with dense forest people living in taluka has a road linked towards Songadh.It has national highway 6 connected to neighbouring talukas Vyara to its west and Navapur towards East.

The main town of Songadh is located on Highway 6 with Nandurbar district to its east and Vyara (district headquarters) to its west. Surat is about 85 km from Songadh which has a higher population and substantially more industry. Surat has grown faster than other cities of Gujarat and consequently Tapi district district was created from the former District of Surat and Vyara was selected as the capital of the Tapi district. Songadh is about 259 km from Vadodara,about 85 km from Surat,about 18 km from Vyara.

Places of interest in Fort Songadh[edit]

  • Fort of Songadh-In City
  • Ukai Dam- 13 km
  • Rokadiya Hanuman Temple- 3 km
  • Parshuram Temple, CPM- 5 km
  • Gaumukh- 13 km
  • Dosvada Dam-Rani Mahal- 5

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.


As of 2001 India census,[2] 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.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Songadh
  2. ^ "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.