Taranamata shrines

Taranamata shrines
Hub(s) : North Gujarat (Ahmedabad)

General

The Taranamata shrine that you see as you ascend the path to the Taranga tirtha was not as popular with devotees because of the difficulty in accessing it, so another one was later built at the foot of the hills to the north. It is 2 km from Timba, where the bus drops people off.

How to get there

By road: Approx. 130 Kms from Ahmedabad, 50 Kms from Ambaji shrine and 56 Kms from Mehsana. Bus service and private vehicle rental are available from Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Patan, Siddhpur and Ambaji. Your bus will drop you off at Timba near Danta. You can get a shared (Rs. 5/-) or private (Rs. 50/-) jeep for the 8 km to Taranga.

By rail: The nearest major railway stations are Visnagar (38 kms), Mehsana (52 kms), Unjha (54 kms) & Vijapur (60 kms) approx. A slow local train also travels from Mehsana to Taranga (2 hrs.) The temple is 5 km from the railway station.

By air: The nearest Airport is Ahmedabad, approx. 125 Kms from Taranga.