This temple in Kheda is worth a visit. More than a century old, the Shree Mahalakshmi Temple lies close to the Vatrak river in Kheda. Present in the sanctum sanctorum is a beautiful sculpture of Lord Mahalakshmi, etched out of pure white marble.
A pleasant ashram in Bilorda near Dakor, the Hari Om Ashram is always brimming with serenity. Surrounded by tall beautiful trees, set up at this ashram are 'Moun Mandirs' (silent temples) which are small rooms that people in quest of peace voluntarily occupy and rest in silence.
One can do so by paying a donation of Rs 5 following which the ashram provides food and laundry facilities to those in the rooms through a window. Hari Om Ashram was established by the famous Gujarati saint Pujya Shree Mota and lies at a kilometre's distance from the state transport bus stop.
This lake is in the village of Vadtal and is a tourist attraction in Kheda. Legends have it that during his journey with Krishna, Bhimsen dug open a small pool of water into a huge lake, for the welfare of the forest animals and dwellers in the area.
This lake is situated opposite the Dakora temple and gets its name from river Gomti at Dwarka. Spread over an area of 230 hectares, present on the banks of the Gomti Lake is a variety of lodging facilities for pilgrims.
The lake has four important mounds called Makhani Aro, Kaleshwar Mahadev, Bhattji Maharaj and Danknath Mahadev. Apart from being a holy spot, the lake is also famous for boating and turtle feeding by visitors today.
Dakor houses so many temples within it that it can be rather called a town of temples. Some of the interesting shrines that one can visit while in Dakor includes the Santaram Mandir, a huge and beautiful shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.
The Satyanarayan temple is well recognized for the uniqueness of its shikhar/peak. The Punitashram is known for its social services to its pilgrims which include the Ashaktashram – an ashram for the disabled and Vriddhi Nivas – an old age home.
The newly constructed Gayatri Temple and the Mahaprabhuji ni Bethak – one of the 84 established seats of Mahaprubhu in the country, is frequented by Vaishnavs.
Situated on the banks of Gomati Lake, Ranchhodrai Temple is in Dakor, Kheda district. In the midst of a fort wall, the temple is made of eight domes of which the central dome is 27 m high. The Ranchhodrai temple also happens to be the tallest one in the district, adorned with a golden Kalash and a white silk flag.
The hall of the temple has put on display a variety of paintings portraying different incidents of Lord Krishna's life. The idol in the sanctum is extremely attractive, made of black touchstone and lavishly adorned with gold and silver ornaments and vibrant clothes.
The lord's richly etched wooden throne was gifted by the Gaekwad of Baroda. Ranchhodrai Temple was constructed by Gopal Jagannath Ambekar in the year 1772 AD. It remains open for public between 6 am and 12 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.