Danta was once a princely state of the Paramara dynasty, descendants of the Agnivansha Rajputs. After the independence of India, Danta merged with the Dominion of India. Danta is a town in the Banaskantha district on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The distance of Ahmedabad from this place is 161 km south.
The royal family members still reside in this place and every year the Navratri puja is performed by the Maharana of Danta. Close to Mt. Abu of Rajasthan, the royal family of Danta runs a home stay called "Bhavani Villa Heritage Home stay".
Tourist Places In And Around Danta
Places near Danta are Ambaji Temle, Rani Ki Vav in Patan, Jain temple ruins, Monuments at Vadnagar, Koteshwar Temple, Modhera Sun temple, Taranga and Kumbharia Jain temples and Dharoi Dam. Souvenirs like Pashmina stoles, brass ware jewellery, cultured ivory paintings, etc. can be found here.
Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary is also a sight seeing spot. Animals like the blue bulls, different kinds of birds like the jungle fowl and spur fowl, partridges, peacocks, quail, ferocious animals like the wild boar, jackal, fox, wild cat, hyena, leopard, sloth bear and porcupine can be found in this sanctuary.
The weather in Danta is quite temperate, except for the summers. The summer season is too hot but winter and monsoon seasons provide a good touristy experience.
How To Reach Danta
Travellers planning a trip to Danta can reach the destination via air, rail and road.