Anjar is a town and municipality in Kutch District, Gujarat. With over 1,400 years of history, it is known as the oldest town in Kutch. Anjar is famous for its cuisine, its known for the gher and dabeli. It has also been a centre for trade and commerce in Kutch for eons, being a target of invasion in medieval times and during the British colonisation.
There are many ancient temples & shrines in Anjar including the Madhavrai Temple, Mohanrai Temple and Amba Mata's Shrine, the most famous of them all being the Jesal Toral Samadhi.
The desert climate in this region is prone to witness earthquakes which has left many ruins in the city through the centuries. The town is also witness to earthquakes that have left the city with many ruins through the centuries. The 2001 Kutch earthquake caused the loss of more than 1,500 Anjari lives and the destruction of 1,350 homes. The town has tales to tell.
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