Himmatnagar is a town in the district of Sabarkantha in the state of Gujarat and was named after its king Himmat Singh. The town has a long ancient heritage that is represented in the form of its unique architecture of Maharaja Himmat Singh Fort, which is located along the banks of the river Hathmati and Dowlat Vilas Palace.
Himmatnagar is religiously important for devotees who travel here to visit temples and pilgrimage spots. The town is also known for being the administrative headquarters of the northern region of Gujarat and the economic development of the town is due to the several ceramic industries and dairies that have established here with time. One such dairy is the Sabar Dairy, which is the branch of Amul Dairy.
Himmatnagar has several attractions scattered around the region like Vatkapur Teerth, which is a temple visited by pilgrims from different parts of India. This temple is on the border of Vaktapur Village, on the highway. There are ancient idols of gods like Nakoda Bhairavji, Bhagvan Chintamani Parshwanath and Shri Manibhadravir in the temple.
Shri Mehsana Teerth is another ancient temple here that was built in the 15th century and is a place of pilgrimage, which is visited by devotees from different regions. Other temples present here include Shamlaji temple and the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar. The Calico Museum is also a major attraction.
Travelling to Himmatnagar is easy by road. Road connectivity in Himmatnagar is good as buses are available to different regions of Gujarat and other major cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Devgadh, Amet, Pali, Sanderao, Sirohi, Kapasan, Sumerpur, Dudu, Nathdwara and Udaipur.
Himmatnagar has an extreme climate with hot and humid summers and chilly winters. Winters are considered the best time to visit this place.