Architectural Sites

Navlakha Temple

At Sejakpur or Sejathpur, about 18km from Sayla, the Navlakha Temple has high quality carvings on its sandstone walls. The temple has a square plan but its chamfered walls makes the shrine look circular. This is one of the exquisite temples built by the Chalukyan Solanki dynasty that ruled over Gujarat in the 11th and 12th century.


The walled city of Wadhwan, 37km from Sayla, has a number of historical monuments built by the Solankis in the 11th-13th century period and the Jhala Rajputs from the mid-16th to the early-20th century. There are two 13th century stepwells, the Madha Vav and the Ganga Vav, with pyramidal roofs and a high water level. The Ranak Devi Temple also dates from this period. The Jhala Rajput rulers of Wadhwan built the Hawa Mahal which presents a magnificent sight.

Step Wells

There are two important stepwells near Sayla, Matri Ma Ne Vav and Dhandalpar Vav, which are good examples of the water harvesting wells created in drought-prone areas of Gujarat.


Muli, 12km from Sayla, was a princely state ruled by Parmar Rajputs. It has the old palace called Darbargadh and a new palaces called the Rajmahal. Other historical buildings include Mandawravji Temple of the royal, the Swaminarayan Temple whose building was ordered by Lord Swaminarayan
himself, Sadawadi, Shaligram haveli temple and royal cenotaphs. The Swaminarayan
temple is worth a visit to see its woodcarvings.