Narmada district is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India. Rajpipla is the district headquarters. Bounded by Vadodara district in the north, by Maharashtra state in the east, by Tapi district in the south and by Bharuch district in the west, it is the third least populous district of Gujarat, after Dang and Porbandar, as of 2011. It is one of the 6 new districts formed by the Gujarat Government on 2/10/97. It includes Nandod, Dediyapada and Sagbara, 3 talukas of Bharuch district and Tilakwada taluka of Vadodara district. Nandod Taluka covers 204 villages, Dediyapada 214, Tilakwada 97 and Sagbara covers 98 villages. The whole district has 191 Gram Panchayats and 123 cluster Panchayats.
Rajpipla was a part of Nandod and Gohil Kingdoms till 1730 AD, presently known as Junaraj. This is located at a distance of 16 Km in south-east of Nandod. A fort has been built there on the top of the mountain. In 1730, Raja Jitsingh colonized new Rajpipla capital at the confluence of Tarav and Karjan. Ranpat was there on top of the mountain, which has now been destroyed. The laldarwaja is there ahead of it, below which there is an underground way from Nandod-Junaraj.
In 1830 the capital was again shifted to Nandod. In 1918-19 Nandod was known as Rajpipla Nandod was Talukas head office. Its name remained Nandod. But later it was changed to Rajpipla. The former Rajpipla called Junaraj at present. Thus Bharuch District included 11 Talukas. Rajpipla,5 Talukas provincial area continued as it is and provincial land revenue work was done from Rajpipla. For many years Rajpiplas provincial area was related with Bharuch district and Governments administrative work was continued.
Tourist places in Narmada