Idar is a town in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, India,
located about 20 km north of Himatnagar and 25 km from Gujarat's
border with Rajasthan.
Idar is a classic example of a naturally protected hill fort, at
the southern edge of the Aravalli range. It is located at 23°50
N and 73°02 E.
It was the capital of the Idar State under the rule of the Rathore
Rajputs in the Mahi Kantha agency, at the time of British Raj. Idar
is an ancient fort, known as 'Ilva Durga' and finds mentioned in
Mahabharat and in the travelogue of the Rathore Rajputs in the Mahi
Kantha agency at the time of British Raj.
It was once fortified with a high brick wall, which now lies in
ruins. Victory over this state was considered as a difficult task.
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