Enter into the Sihor

Major points of attraction in Sihor are at least 9 medium to big size Shiva Temples, often referred to and undertaken in "Navnaath Yatra". A few are very ancient and few refurbished and renovated in feudal era. There is a beautiful piece of architecture, a 12th century Brahma Kund (a stepped tank surrounded by idols of Hindu deities) - built by Raja Sidhraj Jaisinh and the 17th century Vijay Vilas Palace of the Maharajahs, with fine paintings and wood carvings.

The Shiva temples such as Pragatnath Mahadev, Gautameshwar Mahadev, Sukhnath Mahadev, Jodnath Mahadev along with Sain Baba Temple, are an important pilgrimage worth visiting. Although pollution, mining, deforestation, dried up and polluted Gautami river, and unorganized construction activities across these green pastures and spots have affected the charm and beauty of these places.

Other tourists interest in and around the town include the Khodiar Mata Temple and the Sihori Mata Temple – which offers panoramic view over Gautameshwar Lake and the whole town. The antique and mystic structure of Saat Sheri across a small hill, Hanuman Dhaara on another small hill, Paanch Peer Dargah's (five mosques dedicated to local Sufi Saints/ often referred to as Pir Dada) within the periphery of Sihor, interior hills around Sihor and the old fort of Sihor with its wall art is worth a visit.

The old and walled city of Sihor resembles with few famous Indian towns, reciprocating a typical socio-cultural aspects of olden era of India. Sihor is often referred to as 'Chhote Kashi' in the region due to its mystic space-time, antiquity and spiritual activities, associating itself with Varanasi or Kashi or Banaras, with so many Shiva temples, narrow lanes here and there, old architecture & structures, ascends and descends within the old town.

In old Sihor, it feels like taking a stroll in Varanasi, Jaipur in Rajasthan or Rishikesh, Srinagar in Garhwal (Uttarakhand) or Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, or any such town/city representing medieval India space time blended with cultural and religious aspects, mixing itself with some typical aspects of hills & plains.

However, Sihor has been a happening center hosting variety of businesses and industrial activities for centuries. Be it Manufacturing of Brass and Copperwares, Ceramics & Pottery, Snuff works and allied products, Agriculture Products, Oxygen Plants, Iron & Steel Plants, Rolling Mills associated with Asia's largest Alang Ship Breaking Yard. There are many other biz/industrial activities taking place in Sihor as of now. All chief communities of Sihor have contributed greatly to the progress, prosperity, growth and development of Sihor.

Presently, Sihor represents a typical Indian cosmopolitan settlement accommodating people from various states. Earlier it was purely an estate of Brahmins donated back to them by Gohil Rajputs with capital changing to Bhavnagar from Sihor. It has been a seat of learning, scholarship, spiritualism, art, culture, charity and entrepreneurship.

Non-resident citizens or the natives of Sihor living elsewhere outnumber the present resident Sihorians quite significantly today. Traditionally, many of them have carved out a name of their own, they have felicitated and honored their motherland living elsewhere in the country, in the world.