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About Kanodar


Kanodar, also spelled Kanoodar, is a small town located in the eastern part of Banaskantha District in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 12 km from the district headquarters Palanpur and 118.3 km from state capital Gandhinagar. Gujarat State Highway 41, which runs from Ahmedabad to Palanpur, passes through this town.

Geography of Kanodar 

Kadodar is located at the coordinate of 24.1° North latitude and 72.38° East longitude. The town has a flat terrain and an average elevation of 170 meter (560 ft). Except for the winter the area enjoys a hot and humid climatic condition.  

Summer in Kanodar starts in the middle of March and ends in the middle of June. While the average temperature during this period remains in the vicinity of 29 degree Celsius the maximum temperature can reach up to 42 degree Celsius. The monsoon starts in the end of June.  The heavy precipitation is generally experienced in July and August, after which it begins to decline. October sees the return of hot weather. However, the temperature starts declining soon after and fair weather sets in by November and continues till the beginning of March.

History of Kanodar

As per available records Kanodar had been a part of the Palanpur State, ruled by the Nawabs of Lohani Dynasty, since the sixteenth century AD. During the British period, it became a protectorate under the British; but the internal administration of the area remained with the Nawabs.  As the country became independent in 1947 the State of Palampur became a part of free India.

Administration in Kanodar

Kanodar falls under the Palanpur Tehsil of Banaskantha District. It is now administered by the state government through Banaskantha District Collector. He is the senior-most administrative officer in the district and is responsible for the general wellbeing of the citizens as we as for the development of the area under his jurisdiction. In case of any necessity he can be reached at the following address:

Office of the District Collector

Near Jorawar Complex,
City: Palanpur
District: Banaskantha
Pin Code: 384265
Telephone No: +91 2742 257171
Fax No: +91 2742 252740
Email Id: collector-ban@gujarat.gov.

Mamlatdar in-charge of Kanodar

However, the day to day administration of the tehsil is looked after by a Mamlatdar, posted at Palanpur. He works under the guidance of the District Collector and is directly responsible to him. The law requires him to keep in close contact with the citizens living under his jurisdiction so that the government can be aware about their aspirations and also about the problems faced by them. Therefore, if you face any problem or have something to convey you may contact him at the following address:

Office of Mamlatdar, Palanpur Tehsil

Cozy Tower
City: Palanpur
Dmunicipaities and paistrict: Banaskantha
Pin Code: 384265
Telephone No: +91 2742 257261
Email Id: mam-palanpur@gujarat.gov.in

Prant Officer in-charge of Kanodar

Prant Officer is another important administrative officer in Palanpur Tehsil.  Apart from coordinating the functions of the different departments of the government, he also has to look into the functions of different local bodies such as municipalities and Panchayats. He can be contacted at the following numbers:

Office Phone No:
+91 2742 257335
Fax No: +91 2742 257335

Civic Administration in Kanodar

The civic administration in Kanodar is provided by a Gram Panchayat Committee, headed by a Sarpanch.  The Committee, elected by the residents for five years, provides all basic amenities like drinking water and sewage, street lighting, street maintenance, supervision of pubic properties, providing birth, death and marriage certificates etc. In case of any necessity you may call at +91 2742 242 804.

Business and Economy in Kanodar

Earlier the economy of the town depended mainly on handloom sector. Goods made here were exported even to the Middle East countries. Even today, handloom made in Kanodar is highly appreciated all over India. Such is their demand that Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation has set up a Training Cum Procurement Centre in this town.  Handlooms procured from this center are sold all over India through their chain of Garvi Gurjari emporiums. Thus, this center makes significant impact on the economy of this area. For further details you may call at 02742-242936 or at 9909942617. The center is located behind the ST Pick Up Bus Stand near Hotel Ambar; you may also visit it personally.

The Jeep Market in Kanodar

While the textile market is still very strong the town has slowly emerged as a market for secondhand jeeps.  A 10 km stretch along the highway now houses numerous workshops, which procure second-hand vehicles from all over India and then transform them into brand new ones. They then get new registration numbers as well as No Objection Certificates from the RTO and finally handover the vehicle to the new owner.

Some of these workshops now specialize in transforming patrol run engines into diesel engines. In addition to that, many of the workshops have now started reconditioning auto rickshaws and tractors. Many also manufacture spare parts. Customers come here from faraway places like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra because they are sure to get genuine products here at the most reasonable rate.

Services in Kanodar

Although Kanodar is only a Panchayat town it offers all kinds of facilities enjoyed by the bigger towns. From post office to banks and dispensaries you have everything you need. 

Post Office in Kanodar

The Post Office can be contacted at 02742-242940. It falls under the Banaskatha Division and Ahmedabad Region. The pin code is 385520.

Heathcare in Kanodar

Then you have Sher Mohammed Khan Maternity Hospital and Dispensary on Hospital Road. To contact it you can call at 02742-242932.

Chemists in Kanodar

There are also a number of chemists located in the town. Here are some of them:

Taha Medical Store
Hospital Road
Phone Number: 02748-241741

Honest Medical Store
Hospital Road
Phone Number: 02748-242867

Health Care Medical and Provision Store
Husain Tekri
Phone Number: 98254-11510

Charoliya Medical and Provision Store
Main Bazaar
Phone Number: 02748-241242

Polra Chemist
Main Bazaar
Phone Number: 02748-241635

Banks in Kanodar

Kanodar also has number of banks. Following are two most important of them:

State Bank of India
IFSC Code: SBIN0014985
Branch Code: 014985
Contact Number: 02742-252401

Dena Bank
IFSC Code: BKDN0140304
Ranch Code: 140304
Contact No: 02742-242826

Other Financial Institutes in Kanodar

Some other financial institutes in Kanodar are as follows:

Kanodar Cooperative Credit Society
Phone No: 02742-242277

Sahoyog Cooperative Credit Society
Phone No: 02742-242986

Lifestyle in Kanodar 

Kanodar also has few lifestyle stores. Among them we can mention Sana Beauty Parlor, located on Ambawadi Road. For more details you may call at 02742-241304.

Kanodar Tourism

Kanodar Tourism

Husain Tekri is the chief attraction of Kanodar. Azadari programs are held here on '22nd of Safar', which is the second month of 'Islamic calendar'. It is being organized by Anjumane Abig shade for Majlis-e-Ajaza-e-Husain since 1964. In addition to a mosque the campus holds three holy shrines; i.e. Hazarat Imam Husain, Hazarat abbas and Sani-e-Zahra. Besides, there are rooms for Zai’rin and a big shade for Majlis-e-Aja.

In addition to the Husain Tekri, the town has few other places of worship such as the Temple of Ambaji, Juma Masjid etc. You may also take time to visit the area around the town. They too offer wonderful insight into the life of rural Gujarat.

One Day Trips from Kanodar

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, located at a distance of 55.8 km from the Kanodar, provides a wonderful scope for a close encounter with the sloth bears. The sanctuary is located in the lap of Araballi Hills in the northern part of Gujarat close to the border with Rajasthan. Jessore Hills, which is the second highest hill in Gujarat, runs across this sanctuary. Consequently, the sanctuary also offers great scope for camping and trekking.

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary comprises of southern dry mixed deciduous forest and desert thorn forest. Apart from sloth bear, it also houses animals like rhesus macaque, striped hyena, Indian civet cat, langur, Indian porcupine,  jackal, fox, wild boar, wolf etc. Reptiles like different species of snakes, tortoises and lizards are also to be found here. Spur fowls, barbets, cuckoos, woodpeckers, flycatchers, tree pies, shrikes, storks, cranes, spoonbills, egrets are some of the birds that can be easily spotted in this sanctuary.

Patan, located at a distance of 49.2 km from Kanodar, is also another good place to visit. If you are there do not forget to visit the Rani ki Vav, Sahastralinga Talav and Khan Sarovar. The city also has many ancient temples that are worth a visit.

Ambaji, located at a distance of 64.1 km from Kanodar is another must-visit place in Banaskantha district. It is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas in India and houses the temple of ‘Arasuri Ambaji’. Thousand of devotees visit this temple every day. Full moon is especially auspicious for this temple.

How to Reach Kanodar

Kanodar does not have any rail or air connectivity. Palanpur Railway Junction is the nearest railhead.  However, Ahmedabad, located at a distance of 133.8 km from Kanodar, is the major gateway for the town. Therefore, if you wish to visit Kanodar you must first come to Ahmedabad and then travel via GJ SH 41 to reach Kanodar. It generally takes around two and half hours to reach Kanodar from Ahmedabad by road.

Kanodar at a Glance

Taluka: Palanpur
District: Banaskantha
State: Gujarat
Coordinates: 24.1° N 72.38° E
Elevation: 170 meters
Pin Code: 385520
STD Code: 02742

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