Mehsana is a municipal city situated in the Mehsana district of Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 74 km from Ahmedabad. Mehsana is one of the largest cities in Gujarat and houses one of the biggest iron and steel markets in India. In addition to this, it also has a Dudhsagar Co-operative milk dairy, which boasts of being the largest milk dairy in entire Asia. The Oil Natural Gas Corporation of India has set up a big establishment in the city. Thus, the city is quite important from Industrial perspective. However, the city also offers some attracions, which make it significant from travel and tourism point of view.
Rani Udaymati Vav
Rani Udaymati Vav is an architectural wonder of Gujarat. It is one of
the largest step wells of the state. The vav was constructed by Queen
Udaymati in 11th century, in the loving memory of her Husband, King
Bhimdeva I of the Chalukya Dynasty. The well is beautifully adorned with
800 stone sculptures and reliefs. One can see the impressive images of
Hindu Gods, their incarnations and their consorts. The artistic and
architectural majesty of the well is rarely to be seen elsewhere.
The Langhanaj locality of Mehsana is an interesting place. It is an
excavation site, where 14 fossilized skeletons and monoliths were
unearthed. The locality bears evidence to the life of early man of
Langhanaj. It bears close affinity with the East Africans.
How to Reach Mehsana
By Air: The nearest airport from Mehsana is located 100 km from
By Train: Mehsana is a railway junction and is connected via a
number of trains.
By Road: State and private buses are always available. Apart
from this, taxis and private cars are also viable options to reach
Mehsana by road.